Hot hands avoided through centuries old technology. Just a little tip from a working kitchen. My wife's mother taught us to use old corks under lid handles to provide a cool, easy grip when working on your latest simmer, steam or sauté.
In keeping with our approach to life, it not only works, it looks good too. And these days, with fewer and fewer wine bottles using real corks, it is a nice way to keep this beautiful stuff around. MGR