Stanley Hand Helpers help my hands avoid nasty stuff. And that's a GOOD thing!
Jul 21, 2010
Pros: Thin, inexpensive, sturdy, can feel things though them, easy on/off, rarely tear
Cons: Hands get sweaty, they tear at fingertips now and then
The Bottom Line: Stanley Hand Helpers Disposable Latex Gloves are great for household chores of all kinds. Thin yet sturdy, they rarely tear and form a good barrier between skin and grody stuff.
I am doing some nasty home cleaning due to a small electrical fire we recently experienced. We are cleaning out all the rooms plus the basement and garage so that the electrician can completely rewire the house. The stuff I am picking up is not anything I would pick up with my hands thus gloves are a necessity. The second box we bought wasHand Helpers Latex Disposable Gloves made by Stanley. The first were dollar store junk ones that we tossed out.
These are fine for household chores but they are latex and my son is sensitive/allergic to latex so we had to buy him latex free ones. We eventually switched to those for convenience. Also my husband feels these gloves are a bit tight and I feel they're a bit large! About the Product
Stanley work gloves for the professional or the do-it-yourselfer. With homeowners contracting out for work or tackling home projects themselves, the need for quality, dependable, hand protection has never been greater. Whether it's work done in the home, in the garden, or on the job site, we've got your hands covered.
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These disposable gloves come 100 to a box and are dispensed like tissues. They're white but really thin so when on the hand, you can see the skin and they become almost see through. They fit either hand and have a slightly rolled cuff. They say they are slightly powdered but I never really had any residue on my hands or felt powder inside. They do slip onto my hands well.
My husband picked up a box of Stanley Hand Helpers Disposable Latex Gloves (100 count) at Home Depot or some such store. I was using gloves I had purchased from a beauty supply store and they were actually quite sturdy but I only had a few pair and they were destroyed on day one.
When I ran out of those, I started using Hand Helpers. The gloves slip onto my hands easily and they are roomy. I have at least an inch at the end of each fingertip. However, my husband, who has slightly large sized men's hands, feels these gloves are tight although not uncomfortably so.
I wear these gloves all day when doing the cleaning. They are thin enough that I can pick up small objects like coins or earrings yet don't tear too readily. My hands do get very warm when wearing these gloves but they do with any similar gloves because it is very hot out, we have no electricity to run an air conditioner or fan right now, and my hands are working hard and they tend to sweat inside the latex. Hence, I tend to go through three or four pair of gloves throughout the day, not because they are torn although that does happen, but because they are sweaty and I don't want to put them back on after removing them. I could reuse them but I prefer to use fresh gloves.
I have had no issues with these particular gloves tearing when I put them on. We used another brand from a dollar store for like, ten minutes, and those tore before we even got them onto our hands. We knew we needed something sturdier.
Stanley Hand Helpers Disposable Latex Gloves are quite sturdy. I haven't had them rip or tear often. I am doing some grisly work in the basement and have to pick up damp or wet items and that dampness doesn't penetrate to my skin which is a relief. However, it does seem as if the latex breaks down a bit after a while and the fingertips will tear sometimes.
Still, for general household and even outdoor use, these gloves work fine. They keep nasty stuff off hands and don't allow wetness through. They are supposed to fit all hand sizes but larger hands may find that they are a bit tight. My average sized women's hands have plenty of room, almost too much!
In all, I have had a good experience with Stanley Hand Helpers Disposable Latex Gloves. They're not perfect but they're inexpensive at about $10.00 or less per 100 and they certainly provide protection from nasty stuff and stains. I haven't had anything leak through these gloves or penetrate my skin unless they were torn which isn't often compared to how many pairs I have been wearing over the last few weeks.
I have now switched to a latex free glove simply because it's easier to have one box for us all than one for our latex sensitive son and one for my husband and myself. I didn't switch because I was unhappy with these gloves. My husband, though, says the new gloves are roomier so he is happier with them. I find both the latex and latex free gloves to be about the same as far as durability and wear.
Stanley Hand Helpers Disposable Latex Gloves (100 count) can be used for household chores, painting, cleaning, and even cat box changing. They also can be used for medical purposes although they don't claim to be sterile. They are thin enough to do delicate jobs and sturdy enough to do tough ones. They may run a tad small for bigger hands but in general, these are fine for household use, even damp, heavy duty work. 4 stars.
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Patty Therre (PattyTherre)
I am a writer, editor, researcher, and reviewer as well as a fashion and beauty fanatic. I am into fitness and like to switch up things so that fitness is fun and not a big drag like it can often be. … more
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