Pan Protectors --- Make Your Mrs Happy! (by Doing the Cooking Yourself

We bought some nice new (expensive) stone coated pans and I didn't want them getting scratched or looking untidy so I decided to make some simple protectors for them
OK I have edited this as I keep getting the same questions!!!!!
1) Yes you can use bubble wrap/pot holders/waffle/whatever BUT plastic will melt/you have to BUY some of those/this site is about making stuff or adapting stuff, I don't want what everyone else has got from the dollar shop.
2) They don't take up any more room like this, look at the last 2 pictures, without them the handles sit higher
3) Wood will not scratch pans (otherwise your wooden spoon would, let alone a metal one) if wood scratches your pans you have cheap arse pans!!
4) The wood will not char/burn, common sense says that after you use a pan you will either wash it or wipe it out with a cloth/paper towel (which is how you SHOULD treat properly seasoned pans) so it may be warm but not red hot!!!
RANT OVER --unless there are more of the same questions!!!!!!!!
Tools and Materials
A Saw (I used a table saw as I have one)
Hole Saw (although a drill/fostner bit will do)
Router (a file or plane will do the job)
Some timber off cuts I used Macrocarpia 50mm thick
Step 1: Use one of these or a handsaw
To cut a couple of triangles, I did nice equilateral triangles, size depends on pan size , mine were 150mm and 100mm per side
Step 2: Drill/cut a hole in the centre
This is because not all pan bases are flat, and allows heat to dissipate better
Use a fostner bit or hole saw
Step 3: Chamfer the edges
Use a plane, file or , because I had one, a router with rounding off bit, sand on completion (photo is before sanding)
Step 4: And Voila, from this
An untidy mess
Step 5: To this
Class in your cupboard
As they say "Robert's your mother's brother"
Total time to make about 30-40 minutes!
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  • Debbie Bailey
    Debbie Bailey
    on Jun 3, 2018

    Not a question but a statement... Those pieces of wood will scratch your pans as well. Try rubberized shelf liner instead.

    • Stephen Taylor
      Stephen Taylor
      on Jun 3, 2018

      If wood scratches your pans you need to buy better pans read the 3billion other questions

  • Linda
    on Jul 10, 2018

    I used rubberized shelf liners cut to fit. A lot easier.

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