Hi all, I got so much feedback on the toaster I mentioned, that I thought I pass along another tip for preventing kitchen cuts and burns. Publix sells "cut resistant" gloves, which are relatively thin and flexible, but which give your hands quite a bit of protection when handling knives, graders, and planes. You can still feel quite a bit when wearing them. Well, aside from the obvious protection they give, Allison noticed they provided quite a bit of heat protection; enough that you could handle very hot items while wearing them, not get burned, and still be able to feel quite a bit (unlike wearing a pot-holder mitt). They aren't going to let you take something out of the oven safely, but moderately hot items can be made quite safe by wearing them, as opposed to just doing without (which is what I was doing, so that I could still feel delicate items such as slices of toast). These are sold with the knives at Publix, and probably at Amazon as well. hth, Chip Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.