Potato Cleaning Gloves...Because Nobody Likes Dirt in Their Food
Cleaning vegetables can be a perplexing task. When are they really clean? What is the best way to clean them? What are the repercussions if they aren't clean enough? We all hear horror stories of the chemicals and bacteria we could potentially be consuming if our vegetables aren't clean, but there never seems to be a way to really know if we've cleaned enough.
Potatoes bring with them an even more questionable characteristic - they've spent their entire lives growing in the dirt. So when you pick them up in the grocery store, there's usually still dirt on them - and visible dirt!
One of my absolute favorite vegetables is the sweet potato, so I've spent countless hours debating the best way to clean them, prepare them, serve them, and eat them. Then finally one Christmas, I received a pair of Potato Cleaning Gloves and all of a sudden sweet potatoes seemed even tastier!
How They Work
Potato Cleaning Gloves are extremely easy to use and very effective. Once you've owned a pair, I guarantee it will become your go-to stocking stuffer gift for any other cooks in your life.
The gloves slip on your hands (obviously) and are made of a soft brillo-type material that is extremely porous so the water can still get through to your hands. The brillo pad material is easy on your hands, but is strong enough to scrape away at the outer layer of the potato. What is great about these gloves is that they don't actually tear away the entire skin (which has health benefits), but they do remove the top layer of dirt that never seems to come off when you clean potatoes by hand (ungloved hand, that is).
Who Should Use These Gloves?
Since potatoes are so easy to make, these gloves are a great gift idea for anyone that cooks for their family or lives alone and does their own cooking. They're flexible and easy to store, so you don't need a lot of space. And if you know someone that loves potatoes like I do, then this is obviously the gift for them.
Sometimes it's fun to include a recipe with your kitchen or cooking gift. Here are some tried-and-true sweet potato recipes that are easy to make and delicious to eat! Print these out and give them a test run with the gloves.
Here are some other kitchen tools you may want to have if you plan on cooking lots of potatoes.
Peeling potatoes can technically be done with a knife, but you need to be careful. If you use a potato peeler, however, you'll find your potato peeling experience much easier - and way faster.
Mashing can always be done with a fork, but your wrists will be glad you used a masher if you really want to get those chunks out.