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Hate washing dishes? These gloves are for you

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     (Alex Lau)

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    Photograph: Alex Lau (Alex Lau)

Doing dishes is the worst. This is an universally agreeable truth. But there’s a way to make this process more tolerable, and it starts with gloves. 

When you’re scrubbing pans 40-plus hours a week like our awesome Test Kitchen assistant (and resident dishwasher) Gaby Melian is, only the Cadillac of gloves will do. Which is why she swears by Casabella WaterBlock Gloves. Here’s the 1-2 punch that makes them so damn good:

They Keep Your Arms 100% Dry

Like my gutless friend Matt when he plays poker, these gloves fold. Right below the elbow, which serves two very important purposes. Firstly, this prevents them from filling up with water when you stick your hands in a sink full of water. Nobody likes that feeling when your gloves fill with dirty water. 

Secondly, that fold keeps suds from dribbling down your arm when you raise your hands. Take that, gravity.

They’re Pink. And Tough.

Don’t be fooled by that bubble-gum-pink exterior: These gloves are Incredible Hulk levels of strong. Some broken glass marred Gaby’s first pair in the BA Test Kitchen, but the thick, textured latex kept her fingers injury-free. They make the yellow rubber ones you grew up with look like tissue paper. 

And for only $14 for two pairs? Not too shabby.

Additional reporting by Ashley Mason.