Monday, September 19, 2011

Gloves For Washing!

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.

9 comments:

JoMel said...

geez.. I'm either forgetful or plain lazy, cos' even when there's gloves, I never put them on when doing the dishes or washing the toilets. My hands are going to grow old before their time. :(

bmuse said...

Heh they look so chic against your dress! ;)

Vivian said...

my gf loves this too! :P i buy this for my mother when she is here...

mummy of two said...

I m always too lazy to put on gloves while doing any housework haha

=^..^= said...

I have had so much trouble finding rubber gloves that fit bec my hands forgot to grow. Even XS is too big! Then I found this brand in Oz that has an inner lining made of fleece. So not only did that help to pad up the gloves so that they fit better for me, my fingers are very snuggly in them too. Win! :)

~5-Cat Style

imp said...

jomel + mummy of two: I always do! it's a habit since i decided i like washing dishes or doing things about the house.

bmuse: hehehhe. i used them almost immediately!

vivian: i'm going to stock up on this!

~5-Cat Style: Fleece lining! That is so cool! I must go check it out. My BFF would love a pair of it. Her kitchen can be so bloody cold in winter.

=^..^= said...

I'll try to hunt down the brand of the fleece-lined gloves. I do know that there cotton-lined ones from the brand Ansell.

~5-Cat Style

imp said...

~5-Cat Style: thanks! i'll have a look at your supermarkets soon too. :)

Lady J said...

Love those gloves... wee.. PINK tips!