It is unfortunate that many pot and pan manufacturers were not blessed with the foresight to recognize that if the handle on a pot or pan is made of the same or a similar highly-conductive material, that the handle will, in turn, heat up to the same temperature as the face of the pan.  If you were unlucky enough to purchase a cooking utensil whose handle gets unbearably hot during cooking, turn to Food Service Direct, where we feature a number of holders and guards for hot handles.  These holders can be slipped on and off to easily transition from cooking to cleaning, and are made of soft materials to ensure the comfort of your hand as you work.