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Alton Brown's Glove

walker Apr 23, 2009 10:43 PM

On his show he wore a special glove for protection when he used a mandolin. I recently bought a Benriner mandolin and Sur La Table didn't know what I was talking about when I asked if they sold such a thing. Does anyone know the brand he used and where to purchase? Thank you.

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    Coconuts Apr 27, 2009 07:50 PM

    The Ove-Glove is also Kevlar.

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      Kelli2006 Apr 26, 2009 12:44 PM

      You can get them at sporting goods stores because they are necessary when skinning and filleting fish.

      1. billieboy Apr 24, 2009 09:42 AM

        Agreed about getting one at a sporting goods store. A lot cheaper. I use one for filleting fish. Holds the slimy little buggers down. Remember, they are cut RESISTANT, not CUT PROOF.

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          kayakado Apr 24, 2009 07:48 AM

          Kevlar is a material not a brand, bullet proof vests and some bike tires include kevlar. Go to Wally World and in the fishing department get a Rapala fish filet glove. Cost about $12 or go to William Sonoma and pay $30 for the same exact glove.

          1. DrGaellon Apr 24, 2009 02:35 AM

            He specifically mentioned that it was a Kevlar glove - Amazon sells them. Just search for "kevlar glove" and you'll find a dozen variations.

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              ghc630 Apr 24, 2009 03:40 AM

              DrGaellon, you were very observant to catch the name of that glove. Good going!

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                RGC1982 Apr 24, 2009 08:26 AM

                Do you think this is a good substitute for the rather expensive "oyster" gloves that are out there? Those run about $100, so I have held off thus far.

              2. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Apr 23, 2009 11:30 PM

                Try a restaurant supply store. Just ask for cut-resistant gloves for a mandolin and they'll point you the right way.

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                  walker Apr 24, 2009 01:15 AM

                  Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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                    meadandale Apr 26, 2009 09:31 AM

                    I got mine here...


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                      walker Apr 26, 2009 12:05 PM

                      I just looked at the site; did you get the polar bear one or the other one? I guess I'll only need one, not two.

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                        meadandale Apr 26, 2009 06:32 PM

                        I got the PawGuard and I got a pair. They were a bit cheaper a few years ago when I got mine but are well worth the money. When I'm just cutting a few things on the mandoline I just freehand it and then grab the food holder when I get down to the last inch or so. When I have alot of stuff to cut, I don't even pull out the food holder and just pull on a glove. They are also useful when you are butchering large pieces of meat.

                        I have the Rapala Fillet glove that I use on the boat when I'm cutting fish but the PawGuard is a higher quality glove. For filleting on the boat I don't care since the gloves get soaked in salt water and impregnated with fish guts. After awhile they get very stiff even if you rinse them very well. The Ansell gloves are much 'softer' and provide a more comfortable fit but are too expensive to use on the boat.


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                          walker May 4, 2009 08:11 PM

                          Thanks, everyone. I ordered and rec'd the PawGuard (got one) was $25, including shipping. Got the small and fits fine.

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