So put unused sets away somewhere, and then when you need to 'massage your Christmas ham' a la Jamie and Nigella, you can wear the gloves and dispose of them afterwards.
I realise that this looks like a scene out of Psycho or something! But rubbing black treacle into raw meat is the sort of messy task that justifies the use of disposable gloves, I think!
My other tip is one I think I have published before, but I got so many comments at the Open House on Monday, I am sharing it again.
If you need a couple of quick dips for a party, or unexpected guests drop round and you want to serve something other than mince pies, try these.
Mix three parts Mayo [Sainsbury's Basics is fine, and lower fat than Hellmans!] to one part natural yogurt [again, basics] plus one or two finely chopped spring onions [white and green parts. Add salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.
And add a few snipped chives if you have some!
That works out at about 50p for a jam jar full
The second dip is red pepper and chickpeas. Drain a can of chickpeas, but reserve the liquid. Add about a quarter of a jar of roasted red peppers [not the spicy one] a squeeze of ketchup and some salt and pepper. Blitz in a processor till almost smooth but with a bit of texture. That comes in around 65p for a jam jar full. These will keep in a sealed jar for a couple of days in the fridge.
Yogurt dip and red pepper houmous for a quarter of the price of bought stuff- and made with store cupboard ingredients. A plate of crudites [peppers, celery, carrots, tomatoes] and a bowl of tortillas [or basic pittas split,cut into triangles and toasted] and you have one very inexpensive but tasty refreshments!