Don't get burned by the heat in the kitchen

A silicone pot holder protects your fingers better than traditional hot gloves.

Abbi Perets
Abbi Perets has been writing about technology and family and consumer issues for over ten years. Her work has been featured in print and on the Web, and she has taught courses on consumer and business electronics for HP, Sony, AOL, and other companies. Abbi has also written extensively about business technology for Tech Republic, Gantthead, and other tech sites. Abbi's passion for home appliances stems from the kitchen remodel she managed in her new home in Houston, TX where she lives with her husband and four children.
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Pretty and functional. Solutions

Every so often, I buy myself a new "hot glove" at the 99-cent store. Invariably, of course, I discover that my bargain has an unsung benefit--the ability to not protect my fingers from heat at all. Since it's not actually fun to burn myself repeatedly, I went looking for a new solution.

And I found it in the iSi Get-it silicone potholder. The Get-it features a funky finger knob designed to give you a firmer grip on whatever you're holding. And, as you'd expect, the flexible silicone can wrap around hot handles and odd-shaped casseroles.

The double layers of textured and ribbed silicone are heat-resistant up to 600 degrees. And unlike bulky mitts that come apart after a wash or two, this potholder can go right in the dishwasher whenever necessary.

Pretty cool.