I use the 1/16" fiberglass wick wrapped and tied, not glued, around my heiny pot like it Tinny from Minibull Designs shows.

When you pick up the pot with boiling water it is warm to the touch but not hot. Just like a pot holder, I would not want to hold on to it for more than necessary. But you can at least hold it to pour into a freezer bag, lift to take a drink or eat from. I am happy with the set-up.
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