Kitchen Tip: Wear Gloves

I don’t like handling most raw meats.  Some are worse than others, but I’m always afraid that I haven’t washed my hands well enough afterwards.  It’s not the feel or the fact that the meat is raw.  My concern is totally about nasty bacteria and parasites.

I know this isn’t the most environmentally friendly option, but I do occasionally use vinyl disposable gloves.  My husband keeps some of these around for certain messy jobs.  A box lasts us a while and there are times when I really prefer to use them.

vinyl gloves I don’t put on gloves every time I get raw meat out of my refrigerator, but if it is something that requires a lot of handling, then I put the gloves on.

Do you ever wear gloves in the kitchen?

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    • Judi says

      Wow I feel dumb I always have the gloves to do different jobs but never thought of using them for workng with raw meat. Thanks, I get mine from the dollar store.

  1. Jackie says

    I have MCS and I use them all the time. I have yet to find a sanitizing method for the sink and counter that is fragrance free yet. I love my gloves though!

  2. says

    I am so glad that I am not the only one who feels this way about raw meat. I also feel this way about eggs and their related bacteria. You won’t ever find me making hamburger patties or meatballs because of it! I hadn’t thought to use gloves – I don’t know why, because I use them when I seed jalapeno peppers. Maybe now I can make the albondigas soup that I really want to make.

  3. Kate says

    Please do be sure that all your kitchen gloves are latex-free!, whether they be for handling meats or washing dishes. I used to use those yellow latex gloves for kitchen jobs but have developed a latex allergy and it’s NOT fun! Very limiting at times and I am an epi-pen carrier now because of it. Latex allergy is developed through exposure so anyone can get it.

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