Review: G & F CUTShield Classic Kitchen Cut Resistant Gloves, High performance cut level 5, Food Contact Safe, Grey, Size Medium.(For those giant hands)

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I received a pair of these gloves for free, to provide my honest review.  I was actually excited to receive these gloves because my wife accidentally cut her finger on a cheese grater a couple of years ago and since then, it’s been my job to grate blocks of cheese.  I ordered their largest size which actually ended up being a bit tight for me but I probably won’t be the one to use them so it’s not a big deal.

The gloves came in a plastic bag within an envelope.  They’re made with a tough fibrous material somewhat resembling steel wool but you can feel through them and they don’t irritate your skin.  I took a knife to my hand while wearing the gloves and didn’t feel any pain. I wasn’t trying to cut my hand off or anything but I wanted to see if I could cut the gloves themselves.  I took the gloves off for my second test which was trying to puncture the gloves with a knife.  What I found was the tip of the knife wouldn’t go through the gloves  — even though I was putting a good amount of pressure into it.  I’d imagine that the gloves wouldn’t shield you from pain, but they’d keep the blade from entering your skin.

As far as using the gloves with food, I’m happy to see they’re machine washable.  But at the same time, it would be even better if they were dishwasher safe. Putting them in with laundry is sort of a big deal since people don’t generally do a load of dish towels every day.  With them being used and not specifically stated as being safe to wash in the dishwasher, I’d recommend using them with foods that won’t get the gloves too “saturated”, if you will.  Another great use of the gloves is when cutting very spicy peppers — keeps you from getting the pepper juice on your fingers — which inevitably makes its way to eyes.

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