Product Type: Spontex household products
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Spontex Disposable Gloves
Member Name: Sarahjh
Spontex Disposable Gloves
Advantages: A good way of keeping your hands in good condition
As a rule I don't wear rubber gloves, the normal everyday rubber gloves are too thick which means that when I put them on I cannot seem to feel my hands!
I have tried using different brands and sizes to make them fit snugly but it is still a complete waste of time.
There are many household tasks where it is much better if you wear gloves of some kind, cleaning brass is a nightmare if you do it without any gloves on, the Brasso stains your hands and it means that you have to scrub your skin afterwards to try and get it clean.
The Spontex handy disposable latex gloves come in a well designed clear plastic dispenser which has a hanger at the top so that you can pop the packet on a hook inside of a cupboard.
Ten pairs of plain cream coloured latex gloves are rolled inside of the dispenser and you pull them out from the bottom one by one, which ensures that the gloves are kept as hygienic as possible at all times.
The natural latex gloves come in one size, which fits all. The latex stretches well to accommodate larger hands and the gloves still fit smaller hands snugly.
The latex is supple and there is none of that awful rubbery small attached to them either, in fact the gloves are very slightly perfumed.
Maybe they seem an expensive buy at around £1.60 a pack but they do come in useful for so many different things.
The latex gloves are designed for single use, complete the task and dispose of the glove but according to what I have used the gloves for there are many times when I can reuse them.
You shouldn't let the latex gloves come into contact with any oil based substance, petrol or turpentine, these substances will just eat their way through the latex.
Spontex gloves are easy to put on, often rubber gloves can be a nuisance and it take several attempts to put them on successfully but the Spontex gloves glide on fairly simply, the interior of the glove has a slight powdery feel attached to it.
For any messy kitchen tasks they are perfect, I love cooked chicken but I loathe raw chicken so rather than have the raw chicken in my hands I will use a pair of Latex gloves. When I have finished dealing with the raw chicken the gloves always go straight into the waste bin, raw chicken being a source of salmonella.
As I mentioned earlier the latex gloves are ideal if you are cleaning silver or brass and I have a pair tucked under the sink that have already been used for brass cleaning a few times and are still in one piece.
I don't have a dishwasher, if I cut my hand or finger and use a sticking plaster then I always stick a latex glove on that hand before I wash the dishes, that way the plaster stays firmly in place.
Although hair colourant kits come with plastic gloves, the gloves provided are a bit hit and miss to say the least! More often than not the gloves are huge and the dye just creeps inside of them and stains your hands, stick some latex gloves on and that problem doesn't occur.
If you have to do any drain cleaning they are ideal, the tops fit snugly and you can clean the drains without any mess or dirty water running up your arms.
Spontex disposable gloves are pretty tough but the one place that they aren`t made for is the garden, the thorns and shrubbery would soon see them off. But if you want to make doubly sure that you are keeping any dirt off of your hands then by all means wear a pair inside of your normal gardening gloves.
If ordinary rubber gloves were comfortable and less clumsy I dare say that I would stick with them, because you can reuse them time and time again.
Spontex latex gloves work out at about 16p a pair, sometimes they have to be thrown straight into the bin and other times you can reuse them, it all depends on the circumstances, but they are an important and valuable part of my daily routine.
Summary: If you find rubber gloves hard to cope with then these are the thing for you.