Wait! Don't run off yet! I promise to be fascinating! (That was a lie.)
Let me explain. My garden is doing well this year, really, really well (yay!). In fact, I'm a little intimidated by what I'm growing...
Just for scale, I have big hands. I also can't figure out if what I'm holding is a poblano pepper or a banana pepper, apparently I planted them a wee bit too close together. Also it should be noted that the former is a very hot pepper and the other not so much. Anyway, back to my original point!
I use a lot of pepper, onions, garlic, basically anything that makes your eyes water, on a weekly basis. With all the peppers coming in, I'm going to be doing double duty. That means I also go through a TON of disposable latex gloves. The very first time I made chili (hot hot hot!) I didn't use gloves while I cut up all my super hot peppers...I couldn't put my contacts in for DAYS because the oil would not wash off my hands. Lesson learned, folks. So, I go through a lot of gloves. The other day I was about to cut an onion and realized I was out of gloves. I had to stop what I was doing, go take my contacts out, and then resume cooking. That's annoying.
So, my question is, does anyone use reusable kitchen gloves for actual cooking? I just get down and dirty in the dishwater with my hands, which is something I should probably stop doing (says my cuticles). Should I buy another pair of kitchen gloves just for all the slicing and dicing I do? I was eyeing these up on Amazon.com:
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The reviews are pretty good, and they come in pink. These two facts usually lead me to buy whatever it is I have in mind.
Does anyone use reusable gloves for food? Do they make specific food safe gloves? I turned to both Etsy and Amazon but neither really had exactly what I was looking for. I would assume I can just "wash" my hands while wearing them to clean them when I'm done, but I can't say for sure. Besides never being out of disposable gloves, I've already all but eliminated plastic bags in my house in favor of the reusable variety, why shouldn't my next step eliminate all the latex gloves I keep tossing?
Thoughts? Suggestions? Am I the only crazy person who needs special spicy food gloves?