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!
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

Super Cool Painting Techniques You've Probably Never Seen!
30 Brilliant Things You Can Make From Cheap Thrift Store Finds!
25 Creative Ways You Can Decorate Using Maps
18 String Art Ideas That You'll Want To Hang In Your Home
Dollar Store Gem Backsplash
31 Storage Hacks That Will Instantly Declutter Your Kitchen
30 Useful Ways To Reuse Plastic Bottles

Have a question about this project?

3 of 8 questions

Join the conversation

3 of 207 comments
  • 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
    Linda
    on Jul 10, 2018

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

Your comment...