How to Choose Refrigerator or Freezer Work Gloves

Generally, there are several standards for gloves used in extreme low-temperature environments such as freezer rooms and refrigerators, but this must be judged according to your needs. We also need to understand the usage methods of anti-freeze gloves so that we can better use them. We will summarize below.

Factors affecting cold protection

Protection against cold is a function of temperature and time, so merely setting the temperature is not enough.

If you work in a freezer room at temperatures below 0°F for an extended period (over 30 minutes), you should consider using the thickest thermal insulation gloves.

If you need to use a keyboard or pen dexterously while wearing these gloves, you may encounter some trouble. However, don’t worry; perhaps using heated gloves or heating packs is your preferred choice.

Suppose you need absolute flexibility for writing or operating devices with small buttons. In that case, you may need to choose “high-performance” gloves or knit gloves that match it, with temperatures generally ranging from +40°F to +15°F. You can also decide on gloves rated as low as 0°F, but you need to carefully select and consult professionals because not all anti-freeze gloves have this function.

Suppose you frequently handle items entering and exiting refrigerators at temperatures below 32°F (0°C). In that case, we recommend using waterproof gloves, cold-resistant gloves, insulation gloves, etc.. Still, they all need to have a lightweight grip function to prevent unnecessary trouble caused by dropping objects while gripping.

Other factors that affect the insulation properties of gloves:

Handling cold, heavy objects. Most of the insulation performance of gloves is provided by the air trapped in the insulation layer. Therefore, if you carry heavy objects and compress the insulation layer of the gloves, the insulation ability of the gloves will be greatly reduced.

Handling corrosive/penetrating objects. If gloves need to handle objects with strong corrosive properties and require puncture resistance, you need to find high-quality anti-freeze gloves with these functions.

Precautions for using freezing gloves:

If possible, remove the gloves as soon as you leave the refrigerator or freezer room (if the outside is warm). Then put on gloves again before entering the cold storage. This helps reduce moisture accumulation to prevent wet hands from feeling cold.

You can choose to prepare two pairs of gloves, one pair worn on your hands and the other placed in a warm place. You can exchange them every 20-30 minutes to prevent cold air from passing through the insulation layer during downtime.

If high flexibility is not required, you can choose thermal work gloves or fingerless gloves. In extremely cold places, exposed skin must be avoided. Therefore, if you work in a freezer room, it is best to choose anti-freeze gloves with long cuffs, so that there is more overlap between the gloves and the jacket or coat, reducing the risk of frostbite to the body.

Interested in learning more options? Please visit our online store for carefully selected freezer gloves and winter gloves. If you would like to learn more about anti-freeze gloves, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will answer all your questions about your gloves.

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