HIC's Heat Diffuser reduces heat from burners on both electric and gas stovetops. Heat is distributed evenly to eliminate hot spots in pans and keep foods from scorching. It quickly creates a flat cooking surface to balance smaller pots, like butter warmers and espresso makers, and keeps pan handles from getting hot. Sized to fit larger burners, it's perfect for simmering sauces and other foods slowly without them scorching or boiling over. Made from perforated stainless steel with stay-cool plastic handle, HIC's Heat Diffuser absorbs and diffuses heat evenly for better energy efficiency. It's durable, lightweight and sturdy, and it won't rust. The longer handle keeps hands safely away from heat and is easily removed for compact storage. Measures 15.75-inches long, and 8.25-inches in diameter. Wipe clean or hand wash in warm, soapy water.