Absolutely the best Dutch oven lid lifter on the market. Cee Dub considers this the number one accessory for every Dutch oven cook. This Dutch oven Lid Lifter actually clamps to the lid of the Dutch oven allowing positive control at all times. It's compact design and 12" length make it easy to transport and store. Not only is it easier to control a Dutch oven lid loaded with hot coals it is also much easier to handle the lids on large Dutch ovens like the 16" Dutch oven which has a very heavy lid. Every Dutch oven cook at one time or another has dumped ashes into their Dutch oven when removing the lid. The positive control of the Mair Lid Lifter equates to fewer ruined recipes because of ash dumped in while taking the lid off the Dutch. The Mair Lid lifter eliminates the need for heavy leather gloves, a pair of fencing pliers, or claw hammer when lifting/carrying a Dutch oven when the bail is hot. The front hook on the lifter allows the Dutch oven cook to safely lift and carry any Dutch oven when the bail is hot. Cee Dub has used every lid lifter ever made over the years and all were retired the day he got his first Mair Lid Lifter.