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Old 02-17-2006, 08:18 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by ironchef
In all of the kitchens I worked in, you never see people mixing things with their hands as often as you do on television. If they are, most of the time they are wearing (or should be wearing) disposable latex gloves.
Thanks for reminding me! I haven't worked in two weeks, so I completely forgot about latex gloves! I go through about a box a week, as I prefer to mix salads and such by hand, so, on with the rubber gloves.

IMHO, plain bands without stones are pretty safe, as long as you wash thoroughly. However, rings with settings, especially large cocktail rings, get a lot of gunk trapped in the setting. I wouldn't wear a ring like that if I was mixing by hand.

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Old 02-17-2006, 08:32 AM   #22
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I've got a huge box of gloves, too but strangely I never think of wearing them when I stick my hands in the meatloaf. I usually only wear them with peppers or other hot stuff, or for cleanin.

Need to put my thinking cap on more often, thanks!

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Old 02-17-2006, 08:38 AM   #23
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When my daughter was born my wifes hospital room had a few boxes of gloves. When we checked out those boxes somehow found their way into our bags

I love using them, especially when handling chicken. They are not latex, but still form to fit my hand very well. I am just about out of them though and need to order more.
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:21 AM   #24
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Usually take rings (2) off when mixing any meats. Usually don't when mixing doughs. Paula Dean on food network was told to take her many rings off when mixing. Other wise she kept them on. They were huge rings too.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:35 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by ronjohn55
Sometimes I do, usually I don't. But when I think about it, I hardly ever take my ring off, which means it's seen time inside my hockey gloves..

I guess I probably should (will from now on)

ronjohn, i know a guy that had to have his ring cut off because it was crushed into his finger inside a lacrosse glove. he almost lost his finger.

i always take my ring off when cooking. i just put it thru my nose for safe keeping. makes dw happy...
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:56 AM   #26
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LOL! I love that idea, Bucky.

HB doesn't wear his ring because he works with heavy machinery, and it would be a safety hazard. I want him to keep all his digits.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:09 PM   #27
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I've always removed my rings - because I'm lazy. I find it easier than having to remove and clean them later.

To defend the TV cooking demonstrators: Sarah Molton has often mentioned that you should remove your rings before diving in with your hands - although she generally didn't. Why? It's a TV set - and rings can get lost much easier than at home.
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Old 02-18-2006, 01:43 AM   #28
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If I'm making something that is messy, I take them off or use disposable gloves, but I don't often make something that must be mixed by hand. One thing that bothers me about Paula - is tasting with that huge spoon.
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:38 AM   #29
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Old 02-19-2006, 03:35 PM   #30
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No big deal. It all gets washed in the heat. I suppose if the person was picking at their butt, I'd want them to wash their hands, but if it's just everyday stuff, no biggy.


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