lobsterman wrote:I just use some cheap fireplace gloves from a discount store. The pan is not that hot after all (not mine at least) as it is emptied pre-shake and has dead ash in it. More important than insulation is to have a secure grip on it so you can hold it with one hand and open a door.
Yep me too. I shake and leave it till it's time to shake and fill again and dump the ashes right before. they are colder from sitting 12+ hours and are easy to handle with the old welding gloves I use. You also don't get as much dust as you would from hot ash rising.