I love these. For someone coming from traditional pot holders, using these was at first jarring. The first few times I used them I was convinced that they would burn my fingers through. Thankfully, no such thing happened and I began to love them. The build quality is great, they're thick enough that they feel like they should last a long time. I also really appreciate the different texture on each side. The absolute BEST thing about these pot holders though is the fact that I can use them in the freakin' dishwasher. Super rad.