Catering gloves that work and still look great

Waiter using white glovess
Waiter using white gloves

Catering gloves that work and still look great

It’s that time of year again when special hospitality events start happening so we like to provide everyone with useful glove up-dates and recommendations.

Many of our high-end repeat customers like hotels and country clubs who we are always in contact with us are familiar with our recommendations. However, if you are new with us, we feel this information is helpful with your glove selection and purchase. By posting this brief on the Glove Guru Blog makes it a permanent archive on our web site for future reference.

I will cover catering serving gloves which are also referred to as food service gloves but this brief is focused on gloves used by waiters, waitresses, and workers serving platted food. I will include a link at the end of this post for those looking for other types of food service gloves.

Suggestion #1 – Use Cotton Gloves

Although our nylon gloves have the look and the feel like our high quality cotton gloves and are more user “size” friendly since they stretch, they are more slippery. That will cost you dearly in broken plates and lost dinners and this doesn’t account for the sound of broken glass and gasps among the crowd during a nice dinner event. Plus, our cotton gloves launder nicely for those that like to reuse them.  

Cotton serving gloves also have dual purposes, too. Besides looking good and keeping hands away from food, the cotton helps as a heat barrier for heated plates. This is a benefit for your employees, so wearing the gloves is useful to them as well.

Suggestion #2 – Consider Beaded Palm Gloves

Perhaps, many of you that are new to us didn’t even know these gloves exist but we’ve been selling them for over 2 decades now. They were always very popular with our honor guard and marching band users due to their enhanced gripping (think long parades carrying flags, rifles and musical instruments) but they gradually became the choice of fine restaurants and food catering companies for the same “gripping” reason once they learned that we made them.   We even make them in Black models so see next suggestion.

Suggestion #3 – Consider Black Models

OK.. We’ve all come to consider White Gloves the gold standard when it comes to hospitality and stellar service and I’m in full agreement. After all, White Glove Service has been a well-known motto for ages.

On the other hand, I’ve seen a slight increase among our very large catering companies to switch to Black models. They attribute the move to black gloves since they hide food stains better. I’m talking about very large banquet facilities here who serve hundreds of dinners at one occasion but it’s something to consider. After all, black is elegant, too.

Suggestion #4 – Glove Selection

Again, as always, we make it easy to find the best catering glove for your individual needs. We’ve even broken it down to make it simpler by having them in a few select glove categories.

I included a few links below to help you, so please check them out and please let me know if you have any questions. These links are also included in our left hand navigation panel for future reference and our robust search bar at the top of our home page is another good option for finding the right glove for your needs.

Useful Links:

White Catering Gloves

Black Catering Gloves

Food Service Gloves (All types of useful food service gloves)

Glove orders made easier

First, it’s interesting to note that we’ve been around longer on the internet than both Amazon and Google. So it’s fair to say, we know a bit about internet shopping technology. For you internet historians, it may be interesting to footnote that we were the very first web site in the world to feature gloves. This is a trivial but well-known fact.

Furthermore, you may already know that it is much easier to find a pair of gloves that you need on Gloves-Online than finding a pair on Amazon. This is due to our easy left-panel navigation menu links along with our robust keyword search tool at the top of our home page.  Additionally, we have 2 web sites within one to segregate our consumer gloves and our industrial work gloves for even easier glove shopping.

Regarding Amazon, where you will also find our gloves but at a higher price, one look at web site navigation at GO Gloves and one look at a glove search on Amazon, you will immediately see how uncluttered and easier it is to read and find glove listings on Gloves-Online. I personally use Amazon from time to time and it amazes me how cluttered it is but I’m also a web guru, so pardon me.

Order Concerns?

Since the back-bone of our web site and shopping cart uses state-of-the-art technology, you can also check on your glove order status and even track glove orders without leaving our web site.

Accounts: You can, but it’s not mandatory, to set up an account with us where you can save all of your glove order history. This can be done at the top of our Home Page under the “My Account” link. This is helpful for our glove customers who purchase gloves on an annual basis and forgot what sizes or models they previously ordered.

Order Status: At the top of our Home page under the “Need Help” link you can check on your order status in the drop down menu using your Order ID number (which is emailed to you) and your email. This will display your order status and once your order is shipped, it will also provide you with your tracking number.

Order Tracking: Once you have your tracking number, you can see the tracking of your shipment using the USPS or UPS link. The only thing you need to remember is what shipper you selected when you placed your order.

Note: Not only are the Order Status and Order Tracking links located at the top of our Home Page under ‘Need Help”, they are also located in the footer of our Home page.

We pride ourselves on making your glove shopping and order processing as easy as possible since it’s important to us that you come back again and again. After all, everyone owns a pair of gloves or two for various needs. Even our customers in the tropics purchase gloves. Ask me about them if you’re curious.

Understanding the new Glove Cut Resistant EN 388 Standard

Many of you who use Cut Resistant gloves will begin to see the new markings relating to the new standards on the gloves they use. They can be a bit confusing at first but they are simply more precise as to the mechanical risk.

To make them easier to understand, we have loaded a printable PDF file on our web site that you can print out. This file is compliments of the technical people at the PIP Glove Company.

Regarding the cut resistance, most gloves in the old 3, 4, and 5 ranges remain almost the same but with a new A3, A4, and A5 symbols. I mention these ranges since most of the popular cut resistant gloves fall in these ranges.

Link: New EN 388 Standard

Link: Cut Resistant Gloves

Children’s Cotton Gloves

We created a new listing for Children’s Cotton Gloves to make it easier for parents to locate them quicker. In the past, we listed them as a size under our adult unisex models and they often got overlooked. So based on phone calls, we have included them as a separate listing.

These cotton gloves are also popular for children with eczema problems since they are a very high-quality 100% cotton.

At this new listing, you will also find links to other popular children’s gloves for special occasions. They can be found in the “related” tab.

Coated Work Gloves

Coated gloves are our most popular chore and work gloves for very obvious and simple reasons. Since we first introduced them back in 2005 when they were first developed, they have slowly replaced leather gloves. Why? Because most coated gloves now outperform leather gloves.

Another fascinating reason for the growth of these gloves is that women have learned to enjoy, as I always say, the fit, feel, and function of coated gloves. Plus, due to their thinness they can easy be stored in your back pocket for quick and easy retrieval.

Today, there are many types of coated gloves for specific work situations and conditions. This includes special type of coatings, special fibers, and special design features. Many users like them since they seem like a second skin since they are thin, offer great dexterity, and breathable unlike other work gloves.

Our range of coated gloves includes over 51 different and unique models.  Far too many to cover is this post so I will simply provide you a list (in bullet points) of features found in some coated gloves with a few links to an example glove to provide you with a better idea. I’m sure some of these features will surprise many of you, too.

**Note that a link to a glove does not mean it’s the only model with this feature by any means. You can scroll through all the models or simply use our search bar at the top of our home page if you are looking for a specific function or feature.

Examples of coated glove features that you may need:

Let me know if you have any questions or visit our Home Page to find a glove most suitable for your needs. Keep in mind that we have a consumer glove web site and an Industrial web site specific to work gloves.

The New Glove Guru Blog

I’m finally back after a short hiatus.

I made a major move from the old and outdated Google Blog Spot platform to the more modern WordPress platform. It’s hard to imagine but I started the Glove Guru Blog back in 2008. Furthermore, it took some time and hard work to move all of the posts and images to our new home. That’s an amazing 11 years of valuable glove information and advice.

The most important aspect with the Glove Guru Blog is the fact that the information is permanently archived for research and reference data pertaining to gloves. It includes information for everyone…from simple answers to basic glove questions like laundering cotton gloves to highly technical safety data such as cut resistance. A simple search in our search box at the top of the blog will link you to all of the posts on a searched topic or word. Use it wisely as there is vast amount of data.

As an additional benefit, The Glove Guru also introduces the latest new gloves to hit the market or new glove innovations and information, so anyone can join our mailing list to get this insider news in a timely manner.

If you are one of my faithful subscribers, it would be nice to let me know that this post reached you without any glitches. Otherwise, it’s back to some heavy lifting and more coffee.

Touch Screen Fitness Gloves

https://www.gloves-online.com/catalog/fitness-gloves
https://www.gloves-online.com/catalog/fitness-gloves

Last week I posted information on the Bionic Beast Mode Fitness Gloves for men and women. 
One additional feature I need to mention is the fact that these are also Touch Screen compatible. 
If you use the Fingerless Models this is not a necessary feature. However, for those of you who prefer a Full Fingered Fitness Glove, then we have you covered. Pun intended. 
The benefits of this feature allow you to use your touch screen device while working out.
1. Update your progress on your favorite fitness app.
2. Choose your most motivational music that will get you through your workout. 
 

Beast Mode Fitness Gloves by Bionic

Shown: Beast Mode Full Fingered Fitness Glove Model
As a glove designer, developer, and manufacturer for over 25 years, these are one of the best designed and made gloves for their specific use that I’ve ever seen. They meet my ultimate goal of fit, feel, and function. 
As a fitness glove, they have all of the necessary requirements for multi-use function fitness gloves essential for uses such as gym gloves for powerlifting, weight training, biking, cycling, lifting, workout gloves, and cross training. 
Aspects that these fitness gloves provide are to improve grip, prevent sweating hand slippage, make work outs safer, and prevent calluses and blistering. 
Some may consider them expensive, but cheaper models typically don’t last long due to the poor design at stress points, cheap materials, and poor manufacturing. One major example is the amount of double stitching throughout the entire glove and in areas that need it the most. The other example is the addition of stretch materials in the web zones and motion zones reducing stress on the glove and more comfort for the user. 
Of special note is that many don’t realize that these gloves are less expensive the work gloves that offer less features. I know because we make and sell work gloves. 
The anatomical pad system in the palm area adds to more gripping power and overall glove performance. 
Bionic made some great brilliant moves by making them in two distinct models that include both a full-fingered model and a fingerless model. 
Additionally, rather than make the Beastmode Fitness Gloves unisex, Bionic make them specifically for men and women in both models. As a glove maker, this truly satisfies the market demand for gloves that require a great fit like golf gloves which Bionic is also famous for. 
Another nice feature is that they are also washable even with the premium leather. This is a must for all fitness products as we all know. 
Sales pitch: GO Gloves is also offering the BeastmodeFitness Gloves at 20% off the suggested retail pricing. 
 

Cotillion Gloves – Best Option

Cotillion Glove
With Cotillion class enrollment ramping up before school starts, we always get numerous phone calls from new directors asking which model gloves they should purchase. 
Although we have many options in our Cotillion category, the best and most popular model is our White Unisex Stretch Nylon gloves (NYP-404) in Small/Medium size. This model offers a quality classic look and since they stretch, they will fit almost every child. 
The other benefit of the NYP-404 gloves is that they have a nice cotton like feel and they come individually packaged by the pair for easy storage and administration. 
As a footnote, we do have nice cotton models, but they are not as size friendly when you don’t know the sizes of each child. 
Links: 
We are also an official recognized supplier by the National League of Junior Cotillions. 
As always, feel free to give us a call if you need any additional assistance.