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Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Choosing Heat-Resistant Gloves

by Julie on July 10, 2015

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How many pairs of oven mitts do you own? Do you have a pair for extreme temperatures and a pair for moderate temperatures? If you’re like most people, you have ONE pair of oven mitts. Unfortunately, buying heat-resistant gloves for work isn’t this easy.

We’ve talked to hundreds of customers about choosing the best heat gloves and found the same three mistakes being made over and over. This blog is dedicated to all future researchers… to avoid the pitfalls of others.


Pitfall #1: Going With Your Gut

Often we see customers expressing interest in heat-resistant gloves at random. They’ll say something like “I want to try the glove out and if my workers don’t get burnt then it works.”

At the end of the day, data trumps intuition!

In our in-depth blog “The Beginners’ Guide to Heat Resistance,” we explored ASTM F1060. This is the standard to which heat resistant gloves are tested. Under this standard, gloves are tested to measure the time it takes, at a given temperature, to measure pain and second-degree burn. Click here to learn more about this test.

Use this information to make informed decisions and keep your staff safe.

Dexterity® Flame-Resistant Arc Flash Glove with Neoprene Palm Product ID: S13FRNE


Pitfall #2: Not Measuring Temperature

Another common mistake is not knowing the temperature of the product being handled.

It’s not uncommon to hear that a product is 1000°F, but once we tell our customer to measure it, we’re told it’s really closer to 500°F by the time their handling it.

Any glove manufacturer representative worth their salt should have an infrared thermometer to measure product temperatures. Alternatively you can buy one like this on Amazon for under $20.


Pitfall #3: The Wrong Outer Material

Sometimes people choose a glove that insulated well at a certain temperature but the glove prematurely degrades because the outer material cannot take the temperature required.

Here is a rough guide on the temperature range that various materials can take before they start to char or degrade.


this is only the temperature that material can withstand and does not relate to the insulation it provides. The insulation is based on the thickness of the material and construction of the glove.

Again, refer to ASTM F1060 to choose the glove with the correct heat insulation value.

Carbon is inherently brittle and often has to be combined with other materials to be usable in fabrics.

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Need Recommendations on Heat-Resistant Gloves?

Read our post “3 Best Heat-Resistant Gloves with Dexterity” to find the best glove for your needs!



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