Choosing a Household Glove

Wearing household gloves can protect hands from chemicals, cleansers and heat, but there are many different kinds available so its important to choose a pair that best fits your needs.

Key considerations for choosing a glove include

The job you will be doing: Thicker gloves provide more protection from chemicals and heat, but thinner gloves provide better dexterity for delicate tasks

Type of Glove: Reusable gloves provide added protection from cleaners, chemicals and hot water while Disposable gloves are perfect for messy, unsanitary or sensitive tasks where you may not want to keep the gloves after use

Glove Size: Using the right size glove will give you better dexterity and Clean Ones Reusable gloves all have a size chart on the back to help you choose the correct size

Glove Lining: If your hands often feel sweaty when using Reusable gloves, look for a pair with an ultra absorbent lining to minimize the effect and avoid unlined gloves

Material: Latex Free Vinyl or Nitrile gloves are a great alternative for those with latex sensitivities or those who dislike the smell of rubber gloves.  Clean Ones offers Latex Free options in both Reusable and Disposable gloves

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I purchase your gloves?
A: Clean Ones gloves are sold at retailers nationwide, under the Clean Ones & Workin’ gloves brand names along with multiple Private Label brands.  To help you find our gloves, please visit our store finder page and search by specific types of gloves.  Please note that some stores will sell our gloves in their private label packaging, and not the Clean Ones branded packaging.  We are not currently able to sell directly to consumers, however we do have an Amazon store where you can find our gloves. Click here to visit the Clean Ones store on Amazon.
What is the powder on the inside of your disposable gloves?
A: It is 100% corn starch and helps make it easier to put the gloves on or take them off
Will the powder in disposable gloves wash off?
A: Yes, since the powder is corn starch, it will easily wash off your hands, the gloves or any article of clothing.
Do you have disposable gloves without powder?
A: Yes, we currently sell several types of disposable gloves without powder inside them with offerings in our exam quality latex and vinyl gloves as well as all of our poly gloves
Do you have any gloves that are latex free?
A: Yes, we have latex free gloves available in both our reusable and disposable line including our Pure Comfort Vinyl glove and all of our Disposable Nitrile, Vinyl & Poly  gloves. These latex free gloves are safe to use for anyone with latex allergies or sensitivities
Are your gloves recyclable?
A: Our Polyethylene (Poly) gloves are all recyclable.  In addition, all of our glove packaging is recyclable. 
What is the difference between the glove material types?
A: We produce gloves that are made from a variety of materials including latex, vinyl, nitrile & high density polyethylene (poly).  Each type of material has different properties to meet a wide range of needs. Latex gloves, such as our Everyday Cleaning and Disposable Latex gloves are made from natural latex, a sustainable resource.  They provide a comfortable, flexible fit and are perfect for most everyday cleaning and maintenance products (They may cause skin irritation in anyone with latex allergies or sensitivities). Latex/Nitrile/Neoprene blend gloves, such as our Enhanced Protection, are extra durable and provide enhanced protection from chemicals, cleansers and messes (They may cause skin irritation in anyone with latex allergies or sensitivities).  Vinyl Gloves, such as our Pure Comfort Reusable and Disposable Vinyl Gloves, are latex free, odor free, safe to use for food handling and a great alternative for anyone with sensitive skin. Nitrile gloves are the strongest and most chemical & puncture resistant of all disposable gloves.  They provide maximum protection from chemicals and solvents and work for deep cleaning, automotive and maintenance projects.  They are latex free.

High Density Polyethylene (Poly) gloves are perfect for food handling and comply with all FDA regulations for food safety.  They have a roomy, comfortable fit, lightly textured grip and are latex free.

Are Clean Ones gloves safe for food handling?
A: While not all Clean Ones gloves are food safe. We do offer quite a few gloves that are. To see a list of Clean Ones gloves that are approved for food handling purposes visit here
Do you have any medical grade gloves?
A: Yes, any of our disposable “exam quality” gloves are medical grade as specified by the FDA. These are the same quality of gloves as seen in doctor’s offices and in hospitals; however, these are not “sterile” gloves that surgeons would use. We currently have disposable latex exam quality gloves, disposable powder free latex exam quality gloves, disposable latex free nitrile exam quality gloves and disposable latex free vinyl exam quality gloves.

Some of our Favorite Cleaning Tips

  1. Use good quality cleaning cloths that can be laundered to remain fresh and sanitized
  2. A cleaning caddy or apron will allow you to carry supplies from room to room and save time and trips back and forth
  3. A professional squeegee will help with streaks and lint on mirrors, windows and glass doors and leave them looking sparkling clean
  4. Use effective household cleaners,   but that doesn’t mean a separate set for every room – you can get by with some key cleaners: a glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner,  soap scum remover, floor cleaner, furniture polish & a gentle scouring powder – these can be green cleaners, made at home or your preference for store bought
  5. To save some money, you can buy a set of trigger bottles then buy cleaning products in bulk and just refill as needed
  6. Use the bathroom fan – it helps remove the moisture and cases of mold and mildew
  7. Leave cleaning wipes in highly used places such as kitchens and bathrooms counters – some now come in decorative packaging and leaving them out will encourage greater use

Using and Caring for Gloves

Gloves should be put on before the start of any job.  If you are using liquids, you can turn up the cuff of any Reusable glove to keep any drips from running down your arms

After use, wash the gloves with a gentle soap and warm water to remove chemicals, cleansers and extend the useful life

Store gloves in a clean, unenclosed spot to dry, preferable not in the original packaging which can lock in moisture

Tip: you can use a small binder clip to hold the gloves and hang them from a nail or tack under the sink.  This will allow them to full dry inside between uses

It is a good idea to have a different pair of gloves for each type of cleaning, such as kitchen and bathroom

Gloves should be replaced when there are cracks or holes in the surface, substances that can no longer be cleaned off on the outside, or an unpleasant feeling on the inside of the lining.  The amount of time a pair of glove will last depends on the frequency of use, the type of chemicals and cleansers they are used with, along with the care and cleaning after each use