Use oven rack guards to save your clumsy limbs from burning #Shopping#cooking#great-ideas#kitchens September 18 | Megan Finley meggyfin 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. Join our community! 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 LA-based Offbeat Empire editor. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating, drinking, and consuming pop-culture. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @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 emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. 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.