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Old 10-30-2006, 07:45 AM   #1
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Protection from knives

I've probably put this in the wrong section, but not really sure where it goes. FORUM GODS, you can move it if you like.

My daughter does prep work in a kitchen, and wears a glove on her left hand as a little extra protection so she doesn't cut her hand. Any idea what this glove is called? Where I can find it? I was thinking of getting some for the house, so she can help more in the kitchen.

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Old 10-30-2006, 08:00 AM   #2
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Could it be an oyster shucking glove?
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:05 AM   #3
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YES!!! That white one for $12.95. Needless to say, she'll only be getting one at a time!!! LoL Thanks GB!!! I never even thought of Oyster Shucking Gloves. Kinda clues you in to the fact that I've never shucked an oyster, huh? But yes, that's exactly what the glove looks like. Has metal in it, I washed the one she did have by hand, can it be thrown in the washer?
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:12 AM   #4
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Oh I am so glad that is what you were looking for.

I am not really sure if it can go in the washer though. Maybe someone else will be able to give you better info on that part.
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:47 PM   #5
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Here ya go! KING ARTHUR FLOUR offers you a pair of kevlar gloves for $10.95 American.
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:58 PM   #6
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What exactly is the glove for?
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:29 PM   #7
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Alot of corporate companies are starting to use the glove in order to prevent minor cuts, and workmen's comp claims.

It is the same gloves butchers have used for years. It does provide protection, to a point, but hinders the feeling of holding the product, and knife guidance. Just my opinion.

oh, and they are machine washable.
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:31 PM   #8
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At work, we just call them 'cutting gloves'....and my entire staff has at least one (two for the people who regularly use the slicer). I've seen them in Chef Central.

These gloves come in degrees of safety protection. Some are actually very fine mesh metal and will offer maximum protection, while others are only good for the slightest nicks. No glove is absolute protection against knife cuts without good knife skills. (the previous was a public service announcement...I'd hate to see people consider themselves invulnerable because they were wearing gloves).

The gloves can be laundered and should be every couple of days. Also, the glove should be covered with a vinyl or latex glove to keep it clean. The glove is worn on the hand that holds the food, not the hand that holds the knife.

Personally, I don't care for them, but Human Resources insists anyone who uses a knife wear one. I don't like the way they can hinder my movements. Having said that, they are better than nothing, especially considering that companies don't always hire the person with the best knife skills, if you know what I mean.
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:46 PM   #9
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I have Kevlar glove that I've had for several years. I like it and have not found it restrictive in any way. I use it most of the time when I'm using my mandoline. It gives me an extra degree of protection. It's machine washable and is made to fit on either hand. I bought mine from a restaurant supply store. I don't recall how much I paid for it, but I don't think it was too costly. Regardless, it was certainly cheaper than a trip to the doc for stitches.
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:50 PM   #10
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I've only used a mesh glove - like the $89.00 glove down from the white glove in GB's link. I felt VERY safe wearing that glove! lol
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