The $10 Accessory That’ll Make You Feel Safer Cooking (It’s on Sale!)

published Jun 22, 2022
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someone is grating peeled potatoes with a mandolin
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Anna Stockwell

It’s summer — and you know what that means? It’s the best time of the year to eat fresh, ripe, and in-season produce. We’re talking fruit straight from the tree, fortifying and colorful salads, crunchy homemade potato chips . . . you know, anything you want to pile onto your plate at a family barbecue. The problem with summer meals? Unlike the colder months — when you can throw a whole boatload of ingredients into a Dutch Oven and let it do its thing — it’s pretty difficult to avoid extensive meal prep when cooking up fresh plates of summer-focused food. Whether you’re dicing up carrots, cheese, and tomatoes for a chopped salad or grating zucchini for cheesy melts, it requires a bit of extra time in the kitchen and the right tools to keep you company.

Leaning on tools like graters and mandolins is a great way to ease the prep elbow grease. But if you’re anything like us, then you’re stuck somewhere between a rock and a sharp place: Between enjoying the convenience of those helpful kitchen aids and not wanting to cut your fingers clean off. Luckily, we’ve found a handy tool that makes all our finger-nicking fears disappear: Meet Zwilling’s Z-Cut Cut Resistant Glove.

This special glove is designed to protect your entire hand from the sharp blades of slicing and grating gadgets. Translation: You can thinly slice beets, grate carrots, and microplane garlic worry-free, knowing your palm, fingertips, and knuckles are safe. Trust us, you can practically retire your kitchen’s first aid kit and replace it with one of these bad boys (or maybe multiple, for all the cooks in your kitchen?).

Although specifically crafted to be compatible with Zwilling’s Z-Cut line of grating and slicing tools, this hand-hugger will protect your fingers with any mandolin or grater thanks to its spandex, fiberglass, and HPPE (a high-quality cut-resistant material) construction. In other words, the glove is stretchy and comfortable while still safeguarding the hand from a blade.

The glove can be worn on either the right or left hand (we’re looking at you


Cut Resistant Glove will be good as new come morning.

This sort of safe-guarding kitchen essential is wildly underrated and will leave you wondering how you ever lived without it. Oh, and before we forget: The glove is on sale right now for a limited time only! Score it and shave 30% off the price tag (and nothing off of your fingertips) just in time for all that July 4th picnic prep.

Buy: Z-Cut Cut Resistant Glove, $9.99 (normally $14)