I want to replace it with something different
Bit hard to help without a pic mate, or answer the "secure and comfortable" question.
If it's say a 500ml pot it may well be ok but i wouldn't trust coat hanger wire with a 1.5lt pot.
Lightest solution would be a billy can type handle, if that's feasible.
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I'm looking for a cheap solution asI may not keep this pot. Just something I can use to hold it reasonable securely. I eat from it so used as a bowl so handle wouldneed to be fine for that too. Perhaps there is no easy solution.
The lightest pan grab would be to use gloves you were already carrying. I did make a grab from silicone rubber and foam. It was like a connected finger stall for thumb and middle finger with foam insulation and an insulator for the side of the index finger under the rolled rim of the pot. It just about worked for a 1.2 litre pot and weighed 9 gram. Hold those fingers as if you were holding a pot with the thumb just inside and the middle finger down outside. Then imagine what is needed to protect them from heat.
a standard grabber is a better tool
I have some Thermawra. Perhaps I could just cut a strip a couple of inches long that I could use to grab the pan, with one end of strip on outside and the other end on inside. It could be enough to hold pan when stirring contents and also for lifting it on and off stove. I could then sit it inside a short thermawrap cosie - just enough to cover the base and maybe 1" up the sides. That could be lighter, though not as convenient as a propoer handle.
I think you might be better off with Mrs Nesbits suggestion
go on - please tell me - I'm intrigued now - what's really so wrong with a normal £2 pan grab -which actually does the job quite well?
Rather than faffing about with an (admittedly lighter) 'accident waiting to happen'?
The strip metal handle that comes with Gelert's Mini Trangia clone works rather well for rolled-lip pans.
No idea if you can get one on its own...
> My pan doesn't have a rolled lip
Hard to tell from the small photos, but it looked to me like they did.
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