Product Review- X-Chef Heat Resistant Silicone BBQ Grilling Gloves

I was looking for a set of grill gloves to handle the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet.  When opening up all the vents on the pit and getting that cast iron searing hot, the last thing you want to do is forget that it isn’t a stove top skillet that you can grab the handle.  Often times you want to lift the skillet to redistribute the butter or cooking oil in the bottom of the skillet to coat the bottom.  Or you may just want to move it off the direct heat and over the section of the grill that doesn’t have the coals under it.

After a little research I came across these X-Chef Silicon mitts for $9.99  There were similar mitts that looked exactly like these priced anywhere from $12.99-$54.00.  I decided for $9.99 I’d give them a shot.

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Oven Mitts Gloves, Heat Resistant Silicone Gloves BBQ Grilling Gloves for Cooking Baking Barbecue Potholder

Yesterday when cooking the smash burgers with my daughters I needed to press down on the back side of the spatula to flatten the hamburger and get a good sear on the meat.  I first placed the loosely formed round mound of hamburger down on the cast iron pan and then put a piece of parchment paper down and then used my hand to press the spatula down to flatten the meat into a patty.  After about ten seconds I felt the heat on the tips of my fingers get very hot very quickly.  So I slipped the X-Chef silicon gloves on and had no problem whatsoever.  I also lifted the large super hot cast iron skillet up no problem without feeling any heat at all.

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For $9.99 I highly recommend them

Buy them on Amazon here-

Oven Mitts Gloves, Heat Resistant Silicone Gloves BBQ Grilling Gloves for Cooking Baking Barbecue Potholder

Cast Iron Grilled Smash Burgers

Equipment:

Weber 14401001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch

GrillPro 91658 Cast Iron Square Pan

Fox Run Brands Stainless Steel Slotted Turner, 12-Inch

Parchment Paper

Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter

Ingredients:

80/20 Ground Hamburger Meat

Sliced Red/Yellow Peppers

Vidalia Onions

Thinly Sliced Jalepeno Strips

Mexican Shredded Three Cheese Blend

Potato Rolls

Bacon

Boar’s Head Fiery Chipolte Gourmaise 8.5 fl oz

Atlantic Saltworks Flake Salt

Easy peasy.

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First off cook up your bacon to get that bacony goodness drippings on the cast iron grill pan.  Then toss in your sliced up veggies.  Cut 1/3 inch cross sections for the onions, drizzle a little olive oil into the grill pan if needed and place the onions down flat on top and top of with another light drizzle of olive oil, a couple of turns of crushed black pepper and a couple of turns of Atlantic Saltworks Flake Salt.  Get the veggies soft and translucent and put them aside once you get them to the desired doneness.

Form two and a half inch balls with the ground beef and do not compress the beef.  Form them as loosely as possible.

Drop the loosely formed meat ball onto your grill pan, place a 6x 6 inch piece of parchment paper over it and squash it down flat on the cast iron til it’s about 1/3 inch thick.  Then toss another meat ball on and repeat the process.

Here’s what make these burgers so delicious- you end up with four surfaces of burger that get browned up and caramelized for incredible burger flavor.   Once they are browned on one side flip em, brown the other sides. Top with a palm-ful of the shredded cheese and let it melt in. Toss the potato rolls on to brown ’em up and then place one smash burger patty onto the bun, add whatever veggies you want, the bacon and the Boar’s Head Fiery Chipolte Sauce, add the second patty and the bun top.

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Delish!