Sometimes I use dishwashing gloves when carving cooked duck, which is very fatty. I have noticed that over time my dishwashing gloves seem to be shrinking a little bit and getting stiff. Could this be because of the fat?

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe, if it was "washing off" plasticiser from surface. $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Oct 1, 2017 at 22:58
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    $\begingroup$ Fat could diffuse into the glove rubber and let it swell a bit. That would make the material become stiffer, and because it is originally stretched, shrink a bit in the direction it was stretched. $\endgroup$
    – Karl
    Oct 1, 2017 at 23:16
  • $\begingroup$ Plasticiser in gloves? Come on! $\endgroup$
    – Karl
    Oct 1, 2017 at 23:22
  • $\begingroup$ @Karl PVC glove (have seen thin one time use ones) need plasticisers, because pure PVC is just hard and brittle. $\endgroup$ Aug 22, 2018 at 8:33
  • $\begingroup$ For a good answer, we need to know the material of the gloves - just roughly is enough, but details help, of course. The product name may be helpful. $\endgroup$ Aug 22, 2018 at 8:35


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