Recently purchased new pots and pans. When nesting them I noticed that the handle bracket of top pots and pans were resting on the lip of the pot of pan below. My new cookware was expensive and I didn't want to get the top edges scratched or dinged up. These are the perfect solution! They are thick and solve my issue completely as I just make sure the handle bracket rests on one of the protector arms. Very easy to use and a must have to keep pots and pans in perfect condition. Love them.