When my brother gave me this for Christmas several years ago, I'm sure my face visibly sank. It's not necessarily the most fun present. It's especially not fun for someone who considers boiling water to be a major cooking venture. However, this thing is an indispensable part of my daily life now. Since I had a baby, and had to grow up (sigh), I unfortunately find myself turning on the big square hot thing more often these days. But, I am still the same rough-and-tumble single gal on the inside. This means I cannot work a traditional potholder. I understand that a potholder is not a complicated piece of equipment, but I always end up either overshooting the Fabric with my hands or spilling hot liquid with them. Sometimes, pre- Ove Glove, I would just reach right into the toaster oven and grab what I needed. I figured my nerve endings had all been burned off during my waitressing stint. Now, I have the maneuverability of reaching right in there combined with the coverage of a traditional potholder. I give this product five stars.