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Processing Equipment Question - gloves for boiling water

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bbbbrit123, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. bbbbrit123

    bbbbrit123 Hatching

    Sep 19, 2012
    I'm looking for some heavy duty gloves that can be used to help dunk the birds in the scalding water. I've seen this done before and I like the idea of being able to really submerge the birds without risk of burning my fingers.

    The problem is that I don't even know what type of gloves to use. I've read that silicone gloves work well - but the only ones I can find are those BBQ type "mitts" that they sell on tv. Amazon didn't have much.

    I'm looking for something heavy-duty, possibly rubber?, that is long enough to go to my elbow.

    Would rubber protect from the boiling water? I don't think so... but what other type of gloves should I be looking at?

    Anyone else use these type of gloves in their operation? Where did you get them? I've seen some people use them on YouTube videos of processing chickens but I cannot get a reply from the YouTube video owners about their gloves.

    Anyone have any advice / info?

    Thanks so much!

  2. LilyD

    LilyD Songster

    Jan 24, 2011
    Bristol, VT
    If you have a turkey fryer for scalding mine came with the vertical rack to hold the bird upright in the water. This could probably be used to hold the bird under the water instead and then you wouldn't have to put your hands in the water. Just a thought.
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I just held the bird upside down by her feet and was able to dunk her whole body without needing gloves. I dunked the feet separately for cleaning and de-scaling later after they had been removed from the chicken. I'm super crazy cheap though. lol.
  4. LilyD

    LilyD Songster

    Jan 24, 2011
    Bristol, VT
    My husband being the amazing surfer of the internet that he is found these gloves they only come in 12 pair packages but they are supposed to be heat and water resistant as well. They might work.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I gotta say, I thought that's why they have legs lol! So you can scald them and not get burnt. You don't need to dunk the legs where there aren't any feathers.

    Now, how does that work on Marans? Guess it's a good thing I don't eat the feet, I'd have to find a way to pluck and/or scald them. Bet I'd be looking for gloves then!
  6. Nathan Sampson

    Nathan Sampson Chirping

    Apr 12, 2012
    Whitewater Mo
    I have an idea why not take a pair of work gloves and then put on a pair of rubber gloves over them viola heat resistant and water resistant.

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