Originally Posted by Mudtimud
I get nervous whenever I pick up the knife.... Just want to know whether you guys had the same fear, and if so, have you had ever gotten over it?
Not only do I work with novice students as a chef instructor, but I also have special education students some of whom have physical disability problems.
Since safety is always a priority, my level I students have cut resistant gloves. There are all sorts of safety gloves out there. I have a couple of ambidextrous stainless steel gloves which essentially look like something a medieval knight would wear since they're essentially steel mesh. My Hubert catalog prices these at $128.00 each.
A more affordable glove is produced by BacFighter. This is a heavy duty cut and abrasion resistant fiber that is antimicrobial for the life of the glove. It's FDA approved and meets ANSI cut resistant level 5 certification. These gloves run $21.09.
Gripguard produces a rubber coated glove with a stainless steel core for $37.39.
There are all sorts of cut resistant gloves out there. The very cheapest I've seen is produced by Hubert. It's listed as a medium duty glove and runs $15.69.
All of the gloves I've named in this post are washable.