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Hot 1: hat 0 - what lightweight oven mitt?

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Re: Hot 1: hat 0 - what lightweight oven mitt?

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Is this for lifting a Ti cup off a meths stove? Your pic isn't working...
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Exactly that (postimg seems to be down).

I suspect the answer involves the word knipex.
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Silicone tubing added to handles works well. Making sure the handles aren't touching each other when on the stove keeps them cooler too ... honestly it does.

Me, I have a little square of silicone mat that I pick hot things up with, I also have a silicone band around the top of my mug, which I will use to lift the mug from stove.
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So you can use leatherman pliers, but typically the cup slips just as you are about to pour it's contents into your dried meal bag (often pouring scalding water over your hand)
Wear your gloves and end up with two nice melted bits, and a failure of the waterproof membrane. Or if you are using summer gloves, you melt them into your fingers.
With practice, you get enough calluses from repeated burns to render your fingers burn proof.

Slightly more successful options - the inner tube pouch my leatherman sits in, a bit of folded over tin foil, some proper leather gloves, a bead of silicon around the cup handles. The last is probably the best method but it's fiddly and often leaves one bit of handle bare, which then burns your fingers....

If anyone else has an idiot proof method of doing this, I'm all ears!
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Silicone tubing added to handles works well. Making sure the handles aren't touching each other when on the stove keeps them cooler too ... honestly it does.

Me, I have a little square of silicone mat that I pick hot things up with, I also have a silicone band around the top of my mug, which I will use to lift the mug from stove.
Interesting. How do you get the tube onto the handles?

Think I spotted the band on another thread. Makes sense now.
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Got something similar (bigger) in the kitchen which might be liberated now I think of it. That's neater though.
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I've got the toe end from an old wool sock. Fits over my entire Snowpeak 450 cookset to keep the lid on, and also means I can pick it up when hot. I know it's not entirely wool though because I've melted a bit...
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voodoo_simon wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:58 pm One of these could work

https://ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/micro-gripper/
:-bd £11 for something idiot proof is actually not too bad value
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Sugru is what you need

On the handles and where you drink so you don't burn your lip, fold the handles out when cooking
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fatbikephil wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:34 pm
voodoo_simon wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:58 pm One of these could work

https://ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/micro-gripper/
:-bd £11 for something idiot proof is actually not too bad value
Have it with this set
https://gsioutdoors.com/products/haluli ... et-for-one
Really handy, pick up the boiling pit with the grips and straight into the insulated sleeve :-bd
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How do you get the tube onto the handles?
Depends on the mug / pot but often they can be compressed just enough so they can be sprung free from the retainers they locate in.
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:28 pm
How do you get the tube onto the handles?
Depends on the mug / pot but often they can be compressed just enough so they can be sprung free from the retainers they locate in.
I’ve just done this exact thing with the handles on an Alpkit Ti pot. Pulled them out of their ‘sockets’ by hand and pushed some heat shrink tubing onto the handles.

Yet to see if it works as hoped but I assume so as many other pots are sold with an equivalent already on the handles.
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Silicone lid, originally on a plastic reusable coffee cup, goes on the mug to keep my cooking kit together and also pops off and gets used to hold the hot handle
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Now that's smart. Planning to try the heatshrink thing too.
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fatbikephil wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:34 pm
voodoo_simon wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:58 pm One of these could work

https://ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/micro-gripper/
:-bd £11 for something idiot proof is actually not too bad value
For another £15 you can get it with the matching pot, cozy, lid and spork

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outdoors-Halul ... B07PB64F9Q
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124183993500 ... media=COPY

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Some Joy Division oven gloves?
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What’s wrong with just pulling your sleeve down over you hand?
Always works for me
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I've given this some thought and now believe the way forward is ... to use someone else's hat :-bd
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Mart wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:19 am What’s wrong with just pulling your sleeve down over you hand?
Always works for me
I'd melt the sleeve of my down jacket :grin:

Welding gloves?
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That should do it. 4.5mmx45mm red x3 per handle with 5mmx45mm blue on top. Silicone band won't fit under the lip, but not planning to drink from it anyway.

Edit: added and extra section of 6mm, because I could.
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Surely the answer is to get one's butler to do it :???:
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whitestone wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:12 pm Surely the answer is to get one's butler to do it :???:
So you lift Cath's mug off her stove first? :grin:

Good effort Gecko, where did you get the silicon tubing from?
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