Le Creuset Silicone Cool Tool, 20.5 cm - Teal
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- 20.5 cm Diameter
- Ideal for use as a potholder, trivet or for opening jars or containers
- Heat resistant to 250 degrees Celsius
- Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
- Will not scratch, stain or damage surface
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The silicone potholders combines several applications into one. Suitable for example as potholders, coasters or reacher, it is a practical support in the kitchen. The heat-resistant silicone accessories are perfect kitchen gadgets: functional and elegant and always on hand when things get hot in the kitchen.
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I have a lovely wooden chopping board and I don't like putting hot pans straight onto it as this can cause unsightly scorch marks that are impossible to remove. I don't have the room in my kitchen to leave metal trivets permanently out for hot pans or to store them when not in use so this thin, flexible, silicon mat does the job and takes up almost no space in a drawer.
Because I don't have very strong wrists I struggle to open a lot of jars and bottles. I've found that using this mat means I can open them with very little strength.
I've also got a plastic board that I use for cutting meat. Unfortunately over time this board has warped a little bit and it slides around if put straight onto my kitchen surface. However, putting the silicone mat underneath the board keeps it firmly in place. It works just as well for stopping bowls from sliding around if you are mixing or whisking in them.
The mat is easy to keep clean either in the dishwasher or using hot soapy water and it comes out looking as good as new.
Size wise it is about 2/3 of the size of a dinner plate. It easily protects my work surface from every size pan from small egg pans up to my huge stock pot.
I've been really pleased that I bought one of these and I have certainly had a lot of use out of it.
When I saw these "cool tools" I naturally assumed that they would be a perfect complement for the pans; after all, the pans irradiate a substantial amount of heat.
So, I ordered half-a-dozen of them, in the colours best suited for my pans.
To my complete (and unpleasant) surprise, they are utterly useless as "cool tools", since they do not protect surfaces from the heat irradiating from the pans.
The situation became more annoying when I found that Creuset acknowledges their uselessness: in the proverbial "small print", at the bottom of the page of this product, they add this warning: "Extra protection e.g. a cork mat, should be used under the Cool Tool on delicate surfaces".
Why should anyone buy a "cool tool" that needs another "cool tool" because in fact, it does not cool anything at all?
Why does Creuset lend its name to this sort of misleading and ineffective product, risking damaging its own reputation as a manufacturer of top-quality cooking pans?
These products are not launched into the market without development, testing and a favourable decision by the company board: are Creuset's managers so devoid of the most elementary common sense that they do not see that a "cool tool that does not cool" is, well, uncool for their brand?
To return the damn things is not worth the trouble; I prefer to leave this product review as a warning to other, potential customers.
The multimat is easy to use, and easy to clean.
I bought it to place hot pans on, but now fand myself using it all of the time.
As has already been said it is excellent under chopping boards, but it is even better under pyrex to stop it slipping hen quickly whisking eggs etc.
It is such a simple product, with so many uses.
•Ideal for use as a potholder, trivet or for opening jars or containers
•Heat resistant to 250 degrees Celsius
And yet when I received it, the description on the tag clearly states:
When used as a surface protector it will not provide total heat insulation and should be used with caution on vulnerable surfaces such as a natural wood, polished or lacquered wood, plastic table coverings or cork backed tablemats.
In my ignorance I bought these solely as a cautionary method to protect my wood table and countertops from being damaged by hot pots.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect mats for hot cups, pans etc.. to protect your worktops. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Wouldn't be without them.Published 8 days ago by Lena J Amato
It is what it says a silicone heat pad quite small but large enough to put a Pyrex dish on from oven or a pan from to of stivePublished 1 month ago by Mrs. V. E. Venn
This is great! I can put my hot pan on and it would hold the heat. I use it for a long time now and still like new. Perfect make and good quality,highly recommended!Published 3 months ago by TB
Excellent quality, nice looking match to the Creuset caseroles.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
£xcellent, non slip and does the job of keeping out teapot hot instead of it going cold on the stone worktop.Published 3 months ago by Bob H