Upcycle Process: Safety glove for cutting in kitchen

I started brainstorming with thinking what I need first and think about if it is doable by upcycle. And, here is the flow chart.

I love to cook so I cut a lot of vegetables. While cutting vegetables, such as garlic or pepper, I always hated the smell and the spiciness stuck on my fingers. It is really painful when I need to change my contact lenses. Therefore, I bought plastic gloves to prevent that. However, I feel bad wasting plastic gloves just cutting one garlic or pepper, wearing a glove middle of the cooking is something you won’t do much, and the plastic gloves sometime get cut with vegetable. So I will make cutting gloves in the kitchen which is washable.

The materials can be any form of plastic that shaped like the picture and a rubber(hopefully food grade) that holds food. My initial idea is that use flexible plastic, such as a plastic water bottle, to make the whole body part, but I couldn’t find good rubber material yet, maybe wide rubber band.

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  • […] Upcycle Process: Safety glove for cutting in kitchen […]

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  • Tanner Wismer
    February 5, 2019 7:43 pm

    I like your idea. It’s cool to see you are trying to solve a problem at home with this upcycle project. I would look into a variety of different materials you have available around the house. You definitely need a material that can be washed/rinsed, so that it can be reused numerous times. Maybe rubber? Cotton?

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  • William Benson
    February 1, 2019 1:09 pm

    I think you have a great motivation for upcycling using gloves. Checkout the gloves used for washing dishes! I beliebe they can be put in the dishwasher

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