Have you ever come across something with a concept so stupid you just stop and wonder, “what were they thinking when they came up with that?” Well I have something like that in my very own house. I actually own a cooking pot made entirely out of metal. Now that doesn’t sound very odd at first glance but let me describe it in a little more detail for you. It is your regular cooking pot in just about every way. It isn’t of either an above or below average size, it isn’t shaped funny or anything like that and it isn’t made out of some revolutionary new material, just metal. It has 2 handles on it, 1 on the left and 1 on the right. Both of these handles are made of the same metal material as the rest of the pot. Are you starting to see where I’m going with this? It also has a metal lid which has it’s own handle on the top, also made of the exact same thing.
Now of course you are going to have to heat this pot up at some point if you ever want to use it to cook something, since heat is a fairly important part of the food cooking process. And if you know anything about metal, you know that it tends to heat up fairly quickly and become extremely hot to the touch in short order. Most metal pot craftsmen have the foresight to take this into acount when they design their creations and build their handles and lids to include plastic of some sort that will ensure that you have a cool place to grab onto when you need to move the pot or take the lid off to examine what’s happening within. However such foresight is not allocated in equal portions as evidenced by the lack of any such plastic on this particular beast. This thing is an accident waiting to happen and it isn’t so much a pot as it is a make work program for the local burn unit.
I’m not sure who bought me this thing, hell, it could have been me for all I know. All I know is that not only was somebody stupid enough to design and build something like this, but I’m also dumb enough to use it repeatedly. I’m actually using it now which reminds me, I’d better go check on my food. If you don’t hear from me for awhile, it’s probably because I’m trying to dial 911 with my char broiled nub.