Nobody wants their hands to permanently look like prunes, but this is a threat to restaurant employees that spend their entire day in the dish room. One thing to consider when looking for dishwashing gloves is the overall length. The shortest dishwashing gloves will cover your hands, wrists and some of your forearms. These are the most common type used in commercial kitchens and found under household sinks around the country. The next length will cover the entire forearm and are ideal for employees that hand wash deep pots or are constantly reaching into the bottom of the sink bowl. The longest gloves are shoulder length and are ideal for employees that clean out large kettles or soup pots.