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Do you use rubber gloves when doing the dishes?

  1. Debby Bruck profile image71
    Debby Bruckposted 6 years ago

    Do you use rubber gloves when doing the dishes?

    Curious to know whether people use dish gloves when washing in the soapy sink water? If yes or no, please tell why you do or don't?


  2. Cara.R profile image76
    Cara.Rposted 6 years ago

    No, I don't and most times I forget if I'm gardening, even though it might be a good idea to wear gloves but I like to feel my hands in dirt and in the water.

  3. otsipaku profile image80
    otsipakuposted 6 years ago

    Nope. But I don't have many dishes to wash - just my own.

  4. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago

    No I dont like wearing them ,I only did it when I had to at work when really hot water is needed, they feel horrible on.

  5. katedonavon profile image76
    katedonavonposted 6 years ago

    No, I never do. I only wear rubber gloves to clean my oven. I hate the way the gloves make my hands smell. I just apply hand lotion after washing dishes to keep my skin from getting dry.

  6. samanthamayer profile image70
    samanthamayerposted 6 years ago

    No, I never did with my family and still don't to this day. The way I was brought up was to conserve as much as possible. So honestly, using rubber gloves never really even crossed my mind. It just seems pointless. If the water is scalding hot, I just adjust the temperature.

  7. gryphin423 profile image71
    gryphin423posted 6 years ago

    No, they feel cumbersome and I can't grip the dishes well enough.

  8. BundleUp profile image59
    BundleUpposted 6 years ago

    Actually, yes I do!
    My hands and especially my cuticles get really dry, so I wear gloves when I do dishes and clean.
    I also go get a manicure to keep my hands looking nice, so that sort of forces me to remember to wear gloves.
    You do get used to them.

  9. infoforum profile image69
    infoforumposted 6 years ago

    Na I don't wear gloves! But I should, because shampoo is really bad for hands

  10. profile image52
    michelegoldsteinposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I do and so did my mother. It protects my hands from the hot water. I don't like that they are disposable. I am looking for really durable ones.

  11. lbsf1 profile image82
    lbsf1posted 6 years ago

    Yes I do, mainly because our family has quite sensitive skin. I also prefer it in general to not using gloves. The only problem I have however is that normal size gloves are to small for my hands.

  12. Beth Pipe profile image86
    Beth Pipeposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes... I ought to wear them more often as I have a bit of an allergy to chemicals and stuff, but I can't be bothered, or I forget, or they have a hole in or something...

  13. profile image38
    LORD ENKIposted 6 years ago

    I don't because it's a womans work,my wife does,lucky her.

  14. whoisbid profile image76
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    I don't do the dishes but if I did do them I guess I would probably not use rubber gloves.

  15. Blond Logic profile image99
    Blond Logicposted 6 years ago

    I do when I can remember. We don't have hot water here so it isn't to protect my hands from that as much as the soap. I also use them when I do cleaning with chemicals like bleach and when they get holes, I use them for pulling fish out of the net on our tilapia farm.

  16. Injured lamb profile image79
    Injured lambposted 6 years ago

    Never, I hate the cumbersome and discomfort even when my hands get really dry sometimes, I prefer applying hand lotion after doing the dishes rather than using the rubber gloves...

  17. hawkdad73 profile image68
    hawkdad73posted 6 years ago

    Nope.  I want to maintain my alligator-skin hands.  My hands have always been dry, maybe I should.