Never underestimate your own stupidity.
Last night I made meatloaf, steamed carrots and garlic mashed potatoes (a bunch of potatoes so I could freeze the rest).
I put a meat thermometer in the meatloaf towards the end because I was modifying a recipe and wanted to make sure I wasn’t poisoning us.
I took the meatloaf out of the oven.
Then pulled out the meat thermometer.
Without a pot holder.
I would not recommend doing that.