At first I thought that these pads were too small..... worried that I would burn my hands.... I found out that my worries were unfounded.
I used these pads to pull out pans from the oven that had been cooking at 450 degree F. In their use I did not feel the heat of the pans that I would normally feel with fabric hot pads. They provide great heat insulation and are able to be used in standard cooking situations.
The round design removes the corners that have in the past gotten in the my way or dipped into the food that I was cooking.
They are made of silicone so they have good traction(friction) with other objects. This traction makes it a good product for opening difficult to open jars.
This hot pads are very versatile.
I received this product for free in-exchange for a fair and honest review.