The plastic material feels solid, but has some give, and that give makes you use more energy to keep a firm grip.
The plastic needs to have less give.
But the Silicone pads are the best I’ve found for protecting non-stick coated pots. There’s really nothing better that I’ve found.
I use pot gripper really only when camping. and the standard portable ones, even those that have silicone bits, still have too many sharply angled edges and end up scratching the coating at some point.
If Kuhn made a smaller version of this that has less torque, I would buy a few of them.
Overall, not bad though