Cut Resistant Gloves
If you own a mandoline or do any regular work in the kitchen with a knife, you need a good pair of cut resistant gloves. And since the holiday season is creeping toward us at warp speed, these make excellent gifts for the cook in your life or to put on your own wish list. Not just any gloves will do so here are some things you need to research before making a purchase:
- You need to look for those with a rating of level 5. Cut resistant gloves are independently measured according to international standards called EN 388, which is a European measurement. Level 1 is the lowest cut resistant standard and 5 is the highest. What makes them cut resistant is the amount of stainless steel strands that are woven in the synthetic fibers.
- Make sure the gloves are 100 percent food safe.
- Look for gloves that are machine washable which shows extra sturdiness. I never put mine in the dryer, but hang them up to dry.
Then always remember that these gloves are a layer of protection, but you still need to be careful any time you are using a knife. If the gloves become frayed, it’s time to discard them and find a replacement.