Normally I like to recommend things on these pages – especially cool kitchen gadgets, but I have now come across possibly the least useful invention ever.
The usually-reliable cookware store Divertimenti is selling pairs of potato gloves. Yup, you read that right – potato gloves.
Not even sartorially elegant, potato gloves are apparently ‘ideal for removing dirt and skin from fresh potatoes, carrots and other vegetables’.
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but we have these two things called hands that can do the job just as well as a pair of gloves.
And washing your hands afterwards merely involves a quick rinse under the hot tap, rather than a wash at 40 degrees.
Maybe these are aimed at ladies who lunch, for whom it would be inconceivable to get their hands dirty, but then surely they either eat out all the time or employ a housekeeper?