You must think I'm loony for being so discerning over gloves used for washing. But hey, I truly like washing dishes, so gloves matter and feature rather largely each time I step into the kitchen.
I've probably tried out all the gloves sold at the supermarkets and am not fond of most. I need them to be latex-free and nifty at the fingertips so that the dishes don't slip in the soap suds. They also need to be kinda thin and be able to withstand the hot water I use for washing grease off pots and pans.
There's a particularly decent German brand found at Takashimaya departmental store. I've never bothered remembering the label. I simply head there, pick up the familiar green gloves and check out with 3 pairs. Can't be bothered to buy more. But the supply is inconsistent. The mall doesn't stock up often. A pair will last me for about 2 months before tearing. I needed a second label as a back-up. I was beyond thrilled when the girlfriend bought me 3 pairs gloves from her Oz trip. Wieeeee! These make wayy better travel gifts than any crappy souvenirs.
The girlfriend mentioned that one of her friends love using this brand of gloves and would ask her to buy a large batch each time she pops over to Oz. I forgot about buying this earlier in the year when doing the rounds in Oz. When I finally remembered about trying out the mentioned label, it was the girlfriend's last day in the city, so I didn't bother asking her about it. What do I know- she had already put aside some for me!
I love these pretty white gloves tinged with pink tips. They work beautifully!
Let's just say that I've managed to cart over a year's supply of my favorite toilet paper (Kleenex Cottonelle!) from Oz because the supermarkets keep playing hide and seek with the stocks for it. So ensuring a continuous supply of this brand of gloves won't be a big issue. Heeeheeeee.