The first thing to consider when shopping for disposable gloves is what size you need. Usually, gloves are sized using terms like “small,” “medium,” and “large.” In many cases, the item description may provide a more accurate sizing chart that you can use to determine the size of glove you need based on the measurements of your hand. The easiest way to find your measurements is to use a fabric tape measure around the widest part of your hand to see what the circumference of your hand is in inches. You may also want to measure the length of your hand from the bottom of your palm to the tip of your middle finger. Both of these numbers could prove to be useful later on in the shopping process. If you would rather purchase a one-size-fits-most option, you’ll see a choice like this below. However, keep in mind that these gloves won’t be usable for medical purposes; they are simply for cleaning or food prep.
Another thing to think about is how many you need. Gloves come in a variety of packages, ranging from as few as 50 to as many as 1,000. If the glove you like only comes in a package of 100 or 200, but you want to buy several boxes to keep your kitchen or medical office stocked, boxes are usually compact and easy to stack on top of each other. Typically, they have a shelf life of 3-5 years if cared for properly (meaning you don’t store them in an especially hot or cold room, for example).
Lastly, you’ll want to pick what color you want your gloves to be. For most, this won’t be a hugely important factor, but it is worth considering anyway because you do have some options to choose from. Typically, gloves are light blue or transparent, but if you prefer black or dark blue gloves, there are choices on this list that will fit that mold.
These gloves are crafted with thick PVC, making them stronger than typical nitrile or latex while still offering the dexterity and control you need for working with needles or specialized equipment.
Should you choose to buy several boxes, each box is stackable and easy to store.
These gloves are flexible and resilient and offer you a consistent fit you can count on.
The gloves are kept in a perforated box that allows for easy and sanitary glove dispensing.
These gloves are comfortable to wear, and will not cause skin tightness when worn for a long time.
These gloves are conductive to blood circulation, good for resisting oils and chemicals, and are made to be corrosion and abrasion resistant.
These gloves are made to offer exceptional grip or handling as you work, without ripping or tearing easily.
These gloves are medical-grade and work well in professional medical office settings.
These gloves are highly versatile and cut from lightweight 3-mil vinyl to offer the right amount of protection without sticking to your hands.
If stored properly, these gloves will have a shelf life of 3-5 years from the manufacturer’s date printed on the packaging.
These gloves are sold in a one-size-fits-most option, so you won’t need to concern yourself with different-sized hands when providing gloves for your whole crew or team.
These gloves are suitable for kitchen work, food handling, cleaning, hair dressing, and washing cars.
A: Latex is a natural rubber that usually fits comfortably and can protect your hands from a variety of viruses and bacteria. However, many people have allergies to latex, and wearing latex gloves can irritate the skin. Worse, latex has been known to cause anaphylaxis, which is a potentially life-threatening condition that can limit your ability to breathe and cause major throat swelling. This is not only important for you as the wearer, but if you’re going to be handling food or working with patients in a medical realm, it’s important for those around you. Many of the gloves on this list are latex-free. You’ll see several disposable gloves described as "nitrile gloves," and you can expect these gloves to be latex-free as well.
A: Disposable gloves can be used for a variety of purposes. They are popular in hospitals and doctor’s offices for use when doctors and nurses are working with patients. Many also use disposable gloves when preparing food for sanitary reasons. Others may choose to use disposable gloves when working with cleaning products to protect their hands from irritation that could be caused by bleach or other powerful chemicals.