This thing is great but highly specialized. I have used pliers for years to man handle glowing DO lids, not more burns. There are more high tech versions of this tool out there but the simplicity of this makes it perfect for the job.
This is used for one thing, lifting hot dutch oven lids. If you own a dutch oven, you should invest in this handle. It easy to use and self explanatory. Makes the cooking experience a delight!
If you're going to cook with a dutch oven, which everyone should be doing, then you're going to need this. It just works like it should and it costs less than an orange mocha frappucinno.
I bought this and use it all the time. Good price, convenient, and no more burnt fingers!
its a real cool tool. its a real finger saver don't need pliers anymore