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My flat hair iron is too hot to leave on the counter top while I'm working with it. Although it comes with a heavy plastic holder, it's easier to just place it on a silicone hot pad.
I'd originally purchased these for use when baking, but found they radiated too much heat to my hands. As a trivet, same situation, but as a hot hair straightener holder, they work just fine.
Source: I got this idea from Ulta which was advertising the latest Chi with a quilted hot pad.
By cookwie from Dallas, TX
I have some nice, cotton filled pot holders, printed with cute designs. They're quilted and have a wooden ring for hanging. I don't think they're very practical for handling really hot items, though.
I made a great find I wanted to share with you. While shopping at Dollar Tree, I ran across a new item; silicone kitchen mitts. No need to tell you, they were just a dollar.
I've been using this one for a week, now. I really like it. It does provide much more protection than the cotton, quilted pot holders. Yesterday, I used it to lower a quite hot oven rack. It was perfect. I'll keep this little mitt by my stove at all times.
In case you're interested, they do come in several colors.