Safe Grabs are microwavable silicone mats that serve a variety of purposes in the kitchen. Do they work as advertised? Here is our Safe Grabs review.
What is Safe Grabs?
Safe Grabs are food grade silicone mats that can be used as splatter guards, trivets, place mats, pot grabbers, jar openers, or food covers. The official website is safegrabs.com, with a registration date of December 2015. The screen capture below was taken of the product website in June 2017.
Safe Grabs Features
- Securely lift hot dishes from the microwave
- Remains cool to touch
- Hold dishes in place with non-slip ridges
- Doubles as a trivet, splatter guard, and/or food cover
- Open any sized jar with grips
- Can be stored inside microwave
- Made of food grade silicone (free of BPA)
- Cleaning is simple
Safe Grabs Cost
A set of 2 large and 2 small Safe Grabs costs $19.99 + $4.99 P&H for a total of $24.98. They are available in three different colors: red, blue, or yellow. At the time of this writing, Safe Grabs are not available in stores.
Safe Grabs Review
The idea behind Safe Grabs is quite simple: A round silicone mat that is placed in your microwave to allow for easily handling once food has been cooked. To use Safe Grabs, you simply place the mat in your microwave, and then place your dish on top of the mat. After cooking your food, you can simply lift from below the Safe Grabs to keep your hands safe from being burned. Transferring the mat and dish to the table will allow Safe Grabs to double as a place mat.
My cabinet is full of “microwave safe” dishes that still get unbearably hot, so an item like this is an ideal fit for my kitchen. Cloth pot holders work OK, but they can be too smooth and awkward to hold a glass bowl, for example. The silicone in Safe Grabs grips your dish, so you are less likely to drop it.
There are other advertised uses for Safe Grabs, which may be of moderate use to some consumers. The smaller mats could double as a silicone jar opener, for example. The larger mats can be placed over a bowl to use as a cover in the fridge, although it wouldn’t create a seal, so this would only be useful in some situations. Perhaps the best secondary use of Safe Grabs is that of a microwave cover. Thus you could use the larger mat below a bowl, and the smaller mat on top of the bowl to protect your hands from heat and the inside of your microwave from splatter.
Overall, I think Safe Grabs is a simple and elegant solution for a common problem. For that, I give it high marks. $25 for four silicone mats, however, seems a bit overpriced. It seems more like a $15 product to me, especially when you can find less expensive options on Amazon with little to no shipping. If you aren’t a big fan of Amazon, and want to get the highest quality product, go with Safe Grabs. If you just want something inexpensive that works about the same, you may want to investigate other options.
How Does Safe Grabs Work?
At first, Safe Grabs looks like a simple-looking silicone mat – the kind you find in most people’s microwaves.
But look closer.
Those circular ridges on one-side? These patented ridges are scientifically proven to dissipate heat without letting it seep through to the other side.
So even though it looks thin, it’s actually heat-resistant up to 475° Fahrenheit and 100% non-toxic at any temperature – which means you can pull that piping hot, freshly-baked lasagna out of the oven immediately with no danger to your fingers or damage to your table/counter.
The ridges are also perfect for getting a grip on slippery stuff, so you never have to worry about dropping a dish or having it slip off the table (it’s also why it makes opening any jar easy.)
You may be surprised to find that Safe Grabs are not the only game in town. Check out Micro Easy Grab, which looks practically identical to Safe Grabs. An even cheaper option is this $6 silicone microwave mat, which sports a 4.4 star rating among hundreds of consumers. Or how about this $7 two-pack, which also functions about the same? It may pay to shop around.
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