Who says potholders are just for the kitchen? Silicone potholders can be used anywhere you need to protect a surface. Here, they're being used to prevent heat marks on a bathroom counter from curling irons and other personal appliances.
Hot flat irons and curling irons make them a little unwieldy in the bathroom — where do you put those burning metal gadgets when you're done using them? Unplggd blog brings us this clever solution. Silicone potholders are inexpensive and designed to withstand high heat.
You could also extend this idea to other areas of the house, like a workshop when using soldering irons.
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