I'd be worried about the handle making it not round and therefore even more succeptable to crushing - but it sounds like it'd work.

OTOH I hate handles. One purpose weight that you rarely use. I carry a pair of ragg wool gloves which let me both keep my hands warm and pick up hot pots with no handles <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />.
Any fool can be uncomfortable...
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