Silicone pot holders are heat-resistant pads or mats used to protect surfaces from hot pots and pans. They are often made of silicone, a synthetic rubber-like material known for its ability to withstand high temperatures and resist heat transfer. Silicone pot holders are flexible, making them easy to grip and handle. They are also non-slip, so they can help prevent pots and pans from slipping or tipping over. Many silicone pot holders also have a textured surface that provides additional grip, making them especially useful for handling heavy pots and pans. They are a popular choice for use in the kitchen because they are durable, easy to clean and provide a safe and convenient way to handle hot cookware.