5 Best Dishwashing Gloves of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

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Updated on January 17, 2024

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Tested by Layla Khoury-Hanold for Food Network Kitchen

A good pair of dishwashing gloves is essential to efficient kitchen cleanup and for protecting your hands. But with so many options on the market, it can be hard to tell, at a glance, which ones will fit the best and which are worth the money. There are a variety of factors to consider before you add a pair to your cart, whether you’re shopping online or in the grocery store. We tested 10 well-reviewed pairs to find the best dishwashing gloves on the market.

Photo by: Layla Khoury-Hanold

Layla Khoury-Hanold

What to Know Before Buying Dishwashing Gloves

Material: The best dishwashing gloves will be completely made of completely waterproof material like PVC. If you have a latex allergy, be sure to seek out dish gloves that are latex-free.

Lining: We tended to like gloves that had a soft, cotton lining as it made it more comfortable to wash dishes for longer periods of time.

Size: The sizing varies from brand to brand, so if you’re shopping online, it can be helpful to read user comments that recommend sizing up or down, or to search for gloves specifically for small or large hands. As far as sleeve length goes, 12 inches was most common among the gloves we tested and offered ample forearm protection, but if you’re regularly plunging your hands into a sink full of dishes or want added forearm protection, look for brands that offer longer sleeve lengths, up to 15 inches.

Design Features: Look for features that align with your intended usage. Embossing or an anti-slip grip design are helpful for maneuvering unwieldly pots and pans. Extra-thick gloves can offer added protection from sharp blades or hot water temperatures. And a cuff or cinched sleeve can offer safeguard against splatters and leaks.

Price: When it comes to the price of dishwashing gloves, spending more money doesn’t mean you’ll get a better product. While higher-priced gloves might be made with durable materials, it’s not always an indication of fit, grip or maneuverability.

Color range: Dishwashing gloves can be a fun and stylish kitchen accessory too, so if a pop of color or matching your kitchenscape is important, be sure to look for brands with a range of hues.

Photo by: Layla Khoury-Hanold

Layla Khoury-Hanold

How We Tested

We purchased nine top-rated dishwashing gloves according to various online sites, reviews and bestseller rankings. We tested reusable gloves in size medium that were made in a variety of materials including those made with and without latex and unlined and lined options, as well as gloves across a range of price points.

First, we noted the basics including product name, price, size and material. Next we recorded whether a manual or label detailing use and care instructions was included, noting whether the gloves were reusable and if they were washable. We observed design features like whether the gloves were lined, if they included embossing or added texture around the fingertips and palms, and if they had cuffs around the sleeve. Then we noted any special claims, such as tailored fit, extra thickness, heat protection and cold resistance, non-slip grip, leak-proof, odor-free and ability to use a touch screen while wearing (dry) gloves.

To test the gloves' performance, we evaluated the dishwashing gloves based on four criteria.

  • Fit: We noted how easy it was to get the gloves on and off, how they fit overall, the thickness of the material and how easy it was to maneuver in them while washing dishes such as pots and pans, pasta maker parts and knives.
  • Grip: We noted how easily we could handle soapy dishes, pots and pans and noted if the gloves lived up to any anti-slip claims.
  • Waterproof: After we washed the dishes, we noted whether the gloves kept our hands dry.
  • Splatter proof: We also noted how well the gloves kept soap and water out of the inside of the glove.

For the final part of testing, we noted whether any of the manufacturers claimed that the gloves were dishwasher safe as well as if they gave an estimate for how long the gloves are expected to last. If no estimate was given, we made notes about the perceived durability of the gloves based on testing performance.

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These reusable dishwashing gloves were the Cinderella of the bunch. They were easy to put on and take off, had a comfortable cotton flock lining, an embossed anti-slip grip, and offered a well-fitting, tapered fit. We appreciated that the sleeve length offered ample forearm protection to safeguard against splatters as well as a folded cuff to keep soap and water out of the inside of the glove. The gloves had a just-right thickness that kept hands dry and protected them from hot water while still allowing for easy maneuvering of pots and pans in sudsy water. These gloves feel like they’d last for months, especially if you follow the label’s instructions to rinse the gloves well before removing, dab dry and store in a cool place away from heat and sunlight. These gloves are sold in individual pairs, come in a cheery pink shade, and are available in size small, medium and large.

$9.99

If you’re allergic to latex or want a pair of dishes gloves that are free of latex, DEHP and phthalate, this is your best bet. Even if you’re not allergic to latex, these reusable dish gloves earned points for their just-right thickness, comfortable cotton flocked liner and overall fit (though it should be noted that our thumb and pinky didn’t quite reach the tips of the gloves). We appreciated that the long sleeves protected our forearms without being too tight. The embossed snail pattern design on the palm and fingers lived up to the product’s anti-slip grip claim. The manufacturer also touted a claim that you can use a touch screen while wearing these gloves — we found that to be the case when we tested a dry gloved fingertip on our smartphone. These gloves are available in small, medium and large and come in a range of stylish colors, including Misty Mauve, Bud Tender, Canary Green and Rococo Red.

$11.99 (3-Pack)

This three-pack of reusable dishwashing gloves offers the most bang for your buck with solid performance. The gloves are made from PVC, making them a great latex-free option too. These gloves aren’t lined, but they were still comfortable and offered a snug fit without being too tight. They also lived up to the manufacturer’s claims, including an embossed design on the balm that baked its non-slip claim and a thick, but not-too-thick material that delivered on durability and dexterity. We tested a three-pack that includes one pair each in white, pink and blue and are available in small, medium or large.

$27.98 (3-Pack)

These extra-thick, reusable latex gloves are an excellent pick if you’re looking for a more tear-resistant option and one that better withstands sharp edges. We felt that these gloves could tackle stuck-on foods and tolerate heavy scrubbing without damage. The manufacturer states that the gloves’ thickness offers heat protection up to 122 degrees F (and cold resistance to 32 degrees F), which is ideal if you’re washing dishes in very hot water. One drawback to the gloves’ thickness is that the interior gets hot over time. But overall, these gloves performed well; they offered a good grip, kept our hands dry and allowed us to easily handle and grip soapy dishes. The gender-neutral size range includes small, medium, large and extra-large. The medium size we tested felt a little big compared to the other brands’ mediums, so you may want to consider sizing down. The gloves are available in single pairs, three-packs and five-packs, and come in green, yellow, red, blue and pink.

$12.52 (2-Pack)

If you’re on a grocery or big box store run, our top grab-and-go choice are these latex-free gloves from Mr. Clean. They boast a comfortable, super plush cotton lining as well as an embossed palm grip for managing soapy pots and pans. These gloves also fit snugly and come only in small or medium, making them a good option for those with small hands too. These gloves’ sleeve length hovers around 7 inches, but we found that the slim fit helped keep soap and water out of the glove. That said, if you prefer a longer sleeve length, this pair might not be for you. We weren’t a fan of the white color as it was prone to slight staining. Finally, though they performed well overall, the material wasn’t as thick as other brands and therefore might not be as tear-resistant or durable in the long run.

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