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Old Dec 9, 2017, 1:56 am   #2
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Re: Big batch chili!

Hey.... on a side note I bought some of those heat resistant silicone gloves you see on TV. Only I didn't buy that brand I bought a pair with cotton lining to make it easier to slip on and off. I bought them for the smoker and grill, but they are even more useful in the house.

Here is a photo of me lifting a hot jar right out of a hot canner. As I was holding the jar with one hand and the camera with the other, I didn't get a good shot of the glove. But you can see how well these work.
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Now, I am not a complete idiot. I only play one in real life. <grin>

I only lifted the hot jar a few inches for the pic.
I used both gloves to remove them from the canner. One to lift, and one underneath for safety in transferring to a towel on table. It's great!

Beat the heck out of the jar lifters, which always make me nervous.
Plus, with the gloves, one size fits all jars. No need for two lifters that we all lose anyway.
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