You’re going to be taking things on and off the Egg and some of the time they’re going to be very hot. You need some oven gloves.
These fall into two categories:
- Cloth gloves with a non-stick pattern printed on them. They’re normally made of something like Nomex. They work but the downside to them is if you get them wet and then pick up something really hot, the dampness may turn to steam and scald you. I avoid these.
- Silicon gloves. This type is my preferred option. While you might have slightly less feel with these, I have never burnt or scalded myself.
While the ones from Big Green Egg are really good, they’re also very expensive. For less than the price of one glove from Big Green Egg, you can buy these YHK Silicone Oven Mitts.