I really love using my cast iron skillet, especially for this recipe: braised steak with red wine and rosemary. BUT, the handle heats up so much! This is especially problematic when I have it in the oven, pull it out and then forget that it is so hot and the hot pad has slipped off. Well, here is my solution: handle hot pads!
Here is a "before" shot. I am always amazed at how big felted items are to start with.