Le Creuset's Cool Tool is designed to help you get a grip in the kitchen. it's extremely versatile - made from heat resistant silicone it can be used as a surface protector under hot pans and for handling hot dishes. it's non slip, so is a great help under mixing bowls or chopping boards; it's particularly useful under a carving dish. And finally, it's also a handy gripper for opening even the most stubborn of jars.Able to withstand temperatures of up to 250C.Will not scratch, stain or damage cookware surface. Will not melt!