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Old 12-27-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Funny Looking Safety Protection Device.

Has anyone seen this sort of funny looking safety device?
I bought one during the Christmas weekend because I got so sick & tired of cutting myself when cutting up onions, bell peppers, celery or carrots.

It's made of stainless steel and has an adjustable ring on the back that slips over your middle finger. Your other fingers stay behind this device and out of danger of the knife when slicing, chopping, dicing and cubing food. No more nicks & cuts from your knife!

And it's very santitary because it's made of stainless steel. It can be washed in the dishwasher. I bought it from Williams Sonoma. Try it out.


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Old 12-28-2005, 05:21 PM   #2
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Williams-Sonoma calls them a Cooks' Cutting Guard and CHEF's Catalog calls them a Stainless Steel Finger Guard.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:00 PM   #3
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Thank you.


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Old 01-01-2012, 02:35 PM   #4
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I know that this is an old topic, but what I am looking for is a metal mesh glove worn on the left hand. I saw a sandwich-maker at Safeway using this.

Does anyone here know if this is readily available or if one has to shop at the comercial kitchen supply companies?

Thanks! I have had no luck finding a well-rated one on the Web.

PS: Yes, a few hours ago I just sliced about 1/2 of the nailbed off of my left middle finger while slicing scallions for the scrambled eggs. Never again. I've never bled like this and now I can't touch-type either.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #5
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I wouldn't be willing to use a metal glove around my knives, I might be willing to use Kevlar though.

Curl your fingers under and sharpen your knives. The scarier the edge on it the more you pay attention and keep your fingers out of the way.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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It is true, I was cutting like crazy...
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:25 PM   #7
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There are many steel mesh gloves on Amazon. I suspect the best are Whiting and Davis/Chainex. (Remember great-granny's mesh purse - that's them.) $100 to $125. Other brands down to about $70. Three-finger mesh gloves a bit less.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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Many thanx, GLC. I will go to Amazon again, where all I could find was one device and it was being panned.

By the way, I was using a sharp knife. Couldn't have been sharper. Of course, the basic cause was that I was chopping fast, but we are allowed to be imperfect in this world, and that is why we use protection according to our individual needs. I have too many scars, and I guess that is why even some home cooks go for these gloves.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #9
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I more or less agree with Frank. One of the most dangerous things you can have is a dull knife, because you have to assert more pressure. It's easier to control a sharper knife because you're putting your muscle effort into steering it instead of pushing it down. The harder you push the more likely you are to slip and have an accident.

And don't get crazy. Use proper technique and calm down, don't get in a hurry, and methodically complete your cutting/chopping job in an orderly manner.

In many things in life I use as a guideline what I see experts doing. I've never seen a professional chef wear a metal mesh glove. I've seen only butchers using them, usually filleting large amounts of fish. Instead, watch an expert chef on one of the food channels, perhaps Jacques Pepin, and copy the technique.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:17 PM   #10
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Thank you for your good advice, Gourmet Greg.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:39 PM   #11
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Jacques Pepin seems very proud of his chopping skills if recent TV shows are any indication. (These are the shows after Julia passed.) Honestly I can't recall seeing any chef chop faster than Jacques, and I advise anybody to not try to keep up with his speed, but rather, observe his technique. Then aspire to use the same technique but slow it down. Jacques has probably already cooked 10x to 100x the meals any of us will cook in a lifetime. Few of us could possibly keep up with him, but he has good style.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:39 PM   #12
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Three-finger mesh gloves a bit less.
i would tbink they'd be 40% off, and for people who didn't learn the first two times...
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #13
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When you take that idea to the logical extreme I imagine you can get all kinds of stump attachments after you've made 5 mistakes!

Or just invite Edward Scissorhands over to do your chopping, slicing and roast carving!
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don't be silly.

stumps are great for tenderizing meat..
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Daizymae, I've cut myself with both sharp and dull knives. To me, the only difference is that a cut from a dull knife hurts more. In my opinion, the main reason people cut themselves while using a knife is because they become careless or distracted. That includes cutting faster than you are truly comfortable going.

I'd bet that you would tire of using any safety devices after a while.
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I know that this is an old topic, but what I am looking for is a metal mesh glove worn on the left hand. I saw a sandwich-maker at Safeway using this.

Does anyone here know if this is readily available or if one has to shop at the comercial kitchen supply companies?

Thanks! I have had no luck finding a well-rated one on the Web.

PS: Yes, a few hours ago I just sliced about 1/2 of the nailbed off of my left middle finger while slicing scallions for the scrambled eggs. Never again. I've never bled like this and now I can't touch-type either.
Hey Daizymae! here ya go:
Amazon.com: steel mesh gloves
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don't be silly.

stumps are great for tenderizing meat..
And the hook hand is invaluable in barbecuing.
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I agree with Andy. I cut right through the nail on my lefdt middle finger while cutting up butter to put into a pie crust. Bled like crazy. It happened because I wasn;'t paying attention.
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don't be silly.

stumps are great for tenderizing meat..
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And the hook hand is invaluable in barbecuing.

Not to mention it greatly simplifies "pointing" No fingers to choose from!
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #20
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Having a stump is also a very effective treatment for nail biting.
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