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Sainbury's Basics Household Gloves Twin Pack

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Gloves / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Bucket, Broom, Brush etc.

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      05.11.2012 14:19
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      As you all know, rubber gloves are very handy to use around the house for cleaning to protect your hands. Well this is the reason I buy them and I am sure that I am not the only one. With raising costs of everything, I try to get cheaper option wherever possible but also make sure it is good value for money and will last so I don't always buy the cheaper product if I know that I am going to just waste my money because the product is bad. This is however not the case with these Sainsbury's Basics rubber gloves I have purchased few times now costing just 47p for two pairs.

      Gloves are packed in very basic transparent plastic bag with the red writing on it. In my opinion, packaging is appropriate for the price I paid. There are two pairs of yellow rubber gloves in the pack which also states that the gloves are thinner but still handy. To be honest, first time I brought them, I expected them to be thinner than Marigolds or more expensive gloves. My gloves are size 7-7.5, the size is not clearly stated on the pack and you would have to have a look on the actual gloves to see the size which is engraved on there. I have only just noticed it, I thought they do just one size when I was in the shop as I couldn't see size printed on the pack as I would expect. These size gloves fit me perfectly but I do not think they would fit my husband.
      As mentioned earlier, I used those gloves mainly for cleaning jobs around the house mostly when cleaning my bathroom, toilette or working with bleach to protect my hands. I sometimes use them to do washing up although if I only have few things to wash up I don't tend to bother with the gloves.

      So what do I think of them? Well, as it says on the packaging, they really are thinner but certainly still handy!!! They do what they are supposed to do, they protect my hand and although they are thinner, I find that they still are quite durable. I get loads of uses out of them before they need to be replaced, they have little rubbery prints on the palms of the gloves to prevent things slipping from your hands or to help you to get good grip of things especially when doing washing up this is very helpful.

      I have long nails, but gloves are strong enough not to get damaged by them. I have managed to pierce the hole through them before if I caught them on something but I did that previously with more expensive gloves.

      In my opinion these gloves are excellent value for money to use around the house for small cleaning jobs which is what I use them for and so I don't see the point buying more expensive product if this one does the job well. I will continue using these and would certainly recommend them.

      Gloves contain rubber latex and will not be suitable for people sensitive/allergic to latex.

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      03.10.2012 21:38
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      Does the job for 53p and you can't ask more at that price

      Am I really going to write a review on a pair of cheapie rubber gloves? Why yes, I believe I am!

      Rubber gloves aren't something I buy particularly often so I have no brand loyalty whatsoever and really have no preference as to the make or appearance. I mean, they're rubber gloves - how fussy do you need to be?

      When I was buying rubber gloves recently, I was much too stingy to pay between £1.50 and £2, which was the price that the likes of Marigold gloves cost. I'm sorry, I am not paying £2 for something I mostly use to do the dishes with! Therefore, into the trolley went this twinpack of rubber gloves from the Sainsbury's basics range.

      PACKAGING
      As the name would suggest, these come in the most basic of packets - a thin plastic bag with the usual Basics logo and font. The packaging advises that they contain natural rubber latex which of course could cause an allergic reaction. The packaging is very flimsy and therefore when I buy these, sometimes it's hard to find a packet that hasn't split open!

      GOOD POINTS
      Ultimately, the cheap price is the main good point. As well as that, I haven't really *that* many complaints about these gloves. I use them for doing the dishes, general household cleaning and bathing the dog. For indoor jobs, I find them hard-wearing enough, and I don't find that they rip unless I am using them for doing something outside such as weeding. They also haven't caused me any skin irritation - they feel silky inside and don't itch or rub.

      BAD POINTS
      The main bad point is that these gloves are very thin; so much so that if you are doing the dishes and the water is too hot, you will feel it! However I find the water really needs to be fairly scalding before this poses a problem.

      PRICE
      These cost 53p for a pack of 2. So far I haven't found them to be a false economy at all as a pack of 2 has lasted me about 6 months at times.

      WOULD I BUY THESE AGAIN?
      Yep, and I do. Any time I am buying rubber gloves, I get these.

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        30.09.2012 19:56
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        A false economy among rubber gloves.

        I went into Sainsbury's to get a pair of Marigold gloves - among other things - and came out of the shop with these instead.

        I do love a bargain and these certainly looked like one. 53p for a packet of two sets gloves looked like great value for money. I thought I would be sorted for washing up, laundry and cleaning for months with two pairs.

        Within days the first glove split as I did the washing up in very hot water. Ouch. The same thing happened to the pair of the one that split while I did some laundry with less painful but still annoying and wet consequences.

        It was without a huge amount of confidence that I took the remaining glove out of the packet to make a pair.

        My fears were justified.

        The right glove again split. I am now down to one basics glove which has been relegated to the cupboard under the sink as a spare in case the right hand glove goes in the proper pair of Marigolds I went out and bought like I should have done in the first place.

        If the gloves had split in the finger-tips I might have understood. The gloves are thin and I have long nails on all but my contact lens finger and thumb. The gloves split in the palm and forehand where I do not have sharp claws. I also bought the medium size when I have quite small hands so the gloves were not exactly under strain from stretching to get onto giant mitts.

        They just were not up to the not enormously demanding job I set them of doing some washing up.

        I should have known. When I put them on they felt thin. This does give good control but also conducted the heat of the washing up water a bit too well for me, as the hot water in my building is communal and kept at a killing Legionaire's Disease level of hot. It is possible that in less hot water environments they would last longer than a couple of weeks. Mine did not.

        Luckily though I do have sensitive skin I did not react to the latex in these gloves, though I did not have the months of exposure to them that I had expected.

        The packaging is a thin plastic sealed bag which proved a bit more durable than the gloves.

        Though these gloves were very cheap it was one of those occasions where it turned out to be a false economy. Stick to the better quality brand.

        Avoid these.

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          30.09.2012 17:39
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          Good quality gloves at a bargain price

          Although I never wear gloves for washing up or general cleaning I do like to use them for the messier
          jobs that I probably couldn't face without them such as cleaning the oven or worse still having to clean
          up after my dog or cat if they've been sick. I also use rubber gloves when I'm decorating as although I enjoy decorating I hate getting my hands covered in paint.

          Having previously spent £1-£2 per pair on rubber gloves I didn't really hold out much hope for these
          Sainsbury's Basics gloves which cost just 53p for 2 pairs but as I was trying to save some cash on the
          weekly shop I decided to give them a try. The gloves come in typical Sainsbury's Basics packaging with
          a clear plastic wrapper and orange writing which tells us that these gloves are thinner but still as
          handy. Like most gloves of this type these do contain latex which could cause skin problems if you
          are allergic to it.

          The packet contains 2 pairs of bright yellow gloves mine are medium in size and although I'm
          guessing there are other sizes available our store only ever seems to have these in medium either
          that or someone else is stocking up by buying all the large. The medium is a good fit on my smallish hands but because the gloves are pretty stretchy my boyfriend has managed to fit his hands in them
          without the gloves splitting.

          The gloves are definitely thinner than Marigolds or the other more expensive brands but I actually
          prefer this as you get more feel through the gloves which is handy for things like painting but the
          gloves are still thick enough to protect your hands from whatever you are doing.. Even though the
          gloves are thin I've never had a problem with them splitting and they seem to last quite well no
          matter what I've used them for and even when they are wet they have enough grip to stop stuff
          from slipping from your hands.

          Overall I'm impressed with these Basics gloves and at 53 pence for 2 pairs I really cant see myself
          going back to buying the premium brands when these do the same job for a quarter of the price.

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            16.08.2011 08:36
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            See review.

            When it comes to cleaning my home I do like to use rubber gloves so that I can actually keep my hands more softer and so that they do not become dry etc. I sometimes do not use gloves if I am wanting to quickly wash a few dishes or just to wipe something over quickly. More often than not though I do use gloves for a good old proper clean.

            I do buy the more expensive ones but I actually can across these ones while shopping in Sainsbury's and I thought I would buy them and give them a go, since they were cheap enough. They cost just 50p, they come in a transparent plastic bag with just the name on the front, also a picture of 2 hands on the front, nothing exciting about the packaging in my opinion and very basic.

            The gloves are a bright yellow in colour, there are 2 pairs of gloves also in the pack and so that works out at just over 25p a pair. It tells me on the front of the bag that these are thinner ones, I actually think that these gloves are not too thin a rubber at all, they are as it says on the bag, a little thinner but I actually think they are quite thick for the price. I have small hands because I am a petite woman and I would say that these gloves would be more suitable for a woman who has smaller hands because these gloves for myself personally, have a enough room for me to move my fingers around inside the gloves but they are not generous enough in my opinion to give enough room for a man to use if he wanted to wear them. My hubby actually does not and would not wear gloves but some men do, unless you were a small man with smaller hands, then I do not think these would be suitable. I do think these would fit a woman with larger hands but I think they would feel a little tighter on the hands but for me they are just perfect.

            The rubber has a lot of give and they are very easy to pull onto the hands and the fingers slot into place nicely, just like any other brand of gloves. I find when taking them off they are easy to remove and when I pull the fingers of the gloves to remove them, I have found that they do not rip or tear. They do feel comfy on the hands in just the same way as any other brand. I think these work well, they do not leak or allow any water into them, they are totally water tight. Also at the end of the fingertips, there are ridges so that they can grip onto a surface and to also hold onto a cloth comfortably without slipping. These are very durable rubber gloves and a good quality of which you would not expect when first setting eyes on them. The rubber does not feel rough on my skin while inside the gloves because the rubber is a nice soft texture but as I said durable too.

            These are ideal for messy jobs around the home, I just think for the price of a pack of 2 pairs is an amazingly good value and price. I think these would be ideal to buy for if you have a large home and need a lot of gloves placed in different wet rooms around the home. If you are luckily enough to have a utility room then I just think these would be ideal to place into this room.

            They are easy to keep clean with just a damp cloth over them to remove anything that may have splashed onto them etc. I just drip dry these after use in the same way as other brands. I think these are so affordable, they do the job they are designed to do and I am very pleased with the thickness and durability of them too. I would definitely buy these again in the future and for 50p for a pack of 2 pairs of gloves, well that to me is a give away price in my opinion. I really cannot fault these gloves at all, I think they are suitable for my hands and I think they are a brilliant price. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to cut down on their shopping bill and also drop a brand because these ones are just amazingly fabulous.

            I give these ones 5 stars.

            Also on Ciao under my username Pinky50.

            Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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