Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Kitchens

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

If you work in food preparation, it is likely that you will know the dangers that come along with using a knife all day. Even the most careful and experienced chefs and cooks can find themselves with cuts and lacerations all over their hands if they don't take adequate steps to protect themselves. While it may seem that cut resistant gloves might be the solution to this, there is the added complication of finding gloves that are suitable for contact with food.

Here at SafetyGloves.co.uk, we have a wide selection of cut resistant gloves, but you may be wondering "which cut resistant gloves are best for the kitchen?" Don't worry – our experts have narrowed our range down to five highly resistant gloves that can be used with food.

Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Cut Resistant Gloves

Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Cut Resistant Glove

A versatile glove that is a boon to any kitchen, the Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Cut Resistant Glove has been selected by our product experts as the Top Pick for Food Preparation and it's easy to understand why! As well as having level 5 cut resistance (the highest level attainable), the Bladeshades are available in a variety of colours, which can help to prevent cross-contamination. One of our best selling gloves, users love the comfort that is offered by the seamless design, proving that protection doesn't have to impede performance.

Key Features: Seamless design; Cut level 5 protection; single glove; available in six colours to prevent cross-contamination.

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Honeywell Chainexium Chainmail Oyster Glove

Honeywell Chainexium Chainmail Oyster Glove 2533003-R0302

Designed for the highest level of protection when using sharp knives, the Honeywell Chainexium Chainmail Oyster Glove 2533003-R0302 is an essential choice for industrial food preparation. Suitable for high-risk tasks such as butchery and oyster-shucking, the Chainexium Glove utilises chainmail to offer a level of protection beyond that offered by other materials. If you're looking to process a high amount of meat or fish or are working with particularly sharp knives, the Honeywell Oyster Glove is a worthy investment.

Key Features: Very high cut resistance (beyond most cut level 5 gloves); ideal for meat and fish processing; single glove; metal design is hardwearing and long-lasting.

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HexArmor NXT 10-302 Kitchen Safety Glove

HexArmor NXT 10-302 Kitchen Safety Glove

The HexArmor NXT 10-302 Kitchen Safety Glove is well suited to kitchen use, marrying comfort and protection. Featuring a "SuperFabric Protection Zone", the NXT 10-302 Glove provides cut level 5 protection where it is needed without compromising the dexterity and breathability of the glove. This comfortable design really comes into play for people that work in the hot, high pressure environment of a professional kitchen.

Key Features: Features protection zone to keep your hands safe; offers great breathability and dexterity; design is less bulky than comparable cut-resistant gloves; single glove.

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Ansell HyFlex 11-318 Dyneema Diamond Ergonomic Work Gloves

Ansell HyFlex 11-318 Dyneema Diamond Ergonomic Work Gloves

Manufactured from Dyneema material, which provides high levels of cut resistance without being overly heavy or obstructive, the Ansell HyFlex 11-318 Dyneema Diamond Ergonomic Work Gloves provide a "bare hand" sensation that allows for maximum flexibility and dexterity. While the HyFlex 11-318 Gloves don't offer the same level 5 cut resistance as the gloves above, they make up for this with increased value for money and comfort, making them better suited for less hazardous situations where protection is still required.

Key Features: Offer level 3 cut resistance, ideal for less hazardous applications; highly flexible and lightweight; supplied as a pair; provides a "bare hand" sensation.

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Aurelia Bold Medical Grade Nitrile Gloves

Aurelia Bold Medical Grade Nitrile Gloves 73995-5

Looking at the Aurelia Bold Medical Grade Nitrile Gloves 73995-5, you might notice that they are in no way cut resistant. So why are they on this list? The Aurelia Bold Gloves allow you to use any cut resistant glove with food, giving you a much wider selection of gloves to use. While you may not want to use a glove like the Kutlass PU300 when handling food, by covering it with an Aurelia Bold Glove you can prevent food contamination and also increase the longevity of your gloves.

Key Features: Disposable nitrile gloves; ideal as an over-glove for any cut resistant glove; supplied in a box of 100 gloves.

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Whatever you are preparing for, we have the perfect product for you! You can check out our full ranges of Cut Resistant Gloves and Food Preparation Gloves for a greater selection of available gloves.

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