Made from various grades of fabric or silicon materials, the Pan Holder or Mitts are constructed to be stain resistant and heat resistant up to a specific temperature, such as 250ºF for some of the cloth holders or close to 700ºF for some holders made of silicon rubber. The cloth Mitt is often covered with a cotten material on the outside and lined with a silicone material on the inside that keeps the heat from reaching the outside covering. Holders made entirely of silicon rubber are more tight fitting and can be cleaned easily by either hand or in a dishwasher. When purchasing a Pan Handle Holder or Mitt, consider the type of materials desired, the temperature rating and the overall design making it easy to manage on a variety of handles or easy to clean for a variety of cooking procedures. This utensil may also be referred to as a Cookware or Pot Mitt, Cookware or Pot Handle Holder, and Cookware or Pot Mitten.