Re: [CH] The value of rubber gloves

Charles Demas (
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 17:46:27 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 18 Apr 1998, Michael Schapansky wrote:

> My question is, how many of you list members routinely use gloves when
> handling peppers?  What happens if you don't?

I use dried habs and crush them up by hand adding them to some sauces or 
some chicken with rice I'm boiling up.  I now wash those hands immediately 
after crushing, not so much because of any pain I might experience 
immediately, but because of the reaction I felt when I "adjusted" myself 
much later in the evening.  Once burned, twice wary. :-)

I'm reminded of the milk joke that ends, "I didn't realize that's how you 
filled them."  :-)

Chuck Demas
Needham, Mass.

P.S. Rubbing your eyes after crushing some dried habs will also get you 
to "see" the wisdom of either washing your hands or wearing gloves.  :-)
FWIW, I use Dawn detergent when washing.

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