Use these to protect my hands from the harsh effects of cleaning products. Because they're powder free, I also use these when I'm handling raw meat when cooking. I can just peel them off without worrying about spreading potential bacteria on pot handles, spice jars, etc. Great for when you're cutting up onions or garlic, where your hands can smell for hours, even after washing. They are strong enough and don't rip or get holes in them easily. Keep a supply in the kitchen and all bathrooms.