SILICONE HOT POT HOLDING JACKS
We can't stop admiring these clever little buggers. Imagine silicone jacks, as in the kids' game, or tiny military tank traps. Toss these 6-pointed black silicone stars (trivets) on a table and set hot stuff on them. You'll get (8), which means you could make a trivet that's actually an octovet. Particularly handy because you can make a table protector of pretty much any size. Good for up to 600 degrees F. Measure 1" across and come in a windowed tin. Also: you could play jacks with them.
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