Use oven rack guards to save your clumsy limbs from burning #Shopping#cooking#great-ideas#kitchens September 18 | Megan Finley meganfinley Guys! How stoked am I that oven rack guards are a thing? Super stoked. Back in my Cooking Challenge days, I got a few burns and have always just been generally afraid of the hot oven parts. Look! They even make 'em with cool little (nipple-type?) thingies that you can pinch and pull to move the racks in and out. Brilliant! I just ordered a couple of these for $8, and I can't wait to stop worrying when I do the Offbeat Home cooking challenge #2. Yup: there are ideas in the works. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Queer Parenting for Heteros (and anyone else who wants to teach kids that being queer is awesome) NEXT Three-panel, dandelion wall art that lights up! Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] I wonder if I could put these things on the wire rack holder thingy on my pizza stone… I always burn myself on that thing! Reply I will have to look into these. I have three burn scars on my hand in the same spot where I'd hit those bars with my hand over the years. I know to pull it out before I stick my hand in, but every time I forget seems to be when disaster strikes. Reply Do they work when you're broiling? What about when you're baking pizza at a gazillion degrees? Or when you put the oven on self-clean? Just *how* heat-safe is silicone, anyway? 2 agree Reply A brief bout of internet searching seems to pretty unanimously conclude that: pure silicone is an inert, BPA-and-chemical-free material, making it safe in terms of no off-gassing when heated (but if it has a number 7 on it, it is a plastics blend which may contain bpas, not pure silicone); silicone begins to break down between 450-500 degrees, so NOT SAFE for broiling/pizza/etc; DEFINITELY not safe for oven cleaning. There are many horror stories! There is a small concern of oil leaking out over time, which is more of a problem for silicone baking sheets or items the food actually sits on, but since these are for your arms, not for the food, I'm personally deciding I am not worried about oil seeps. (one of several links with above information. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/is-silicone-bakeware-safe-ask-annie.html) 4 agree Reply I need these! Reply These are brilliant! I just bought two sets – one for me, and one for the little boy I nanny. I have just started baking and cooking with him – these will be a godsend to avoid tiny scalded hands and irate parents! Reply Genius! How do we not all already own these?? (I'm sure my mom is like, "those are for pansies" – ha!) 1 agrees Reply Aww I may need these, I do this all the time! I even have a scar from our first meal in our first house: lasagna! Well, moose lasagna. Reply You should share your recipe for moose lasagna! Reply OMG! These sounds awesome. I have a good size scar on my arm from a hot oven rack. And yes this was one of those Duh moments for me! 😀 Thanks! 1 agrees Reply Must Have!!!! I have far to manny wrist burn injuries when my clumsy ass uses the oven. I am in LURV Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via e-mail No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.