MSR Titan Kettle Lid, has that rubberized red coating on the lid holder to protect from burning your fingertips, however the lid holder does not stay upright, resulting in still having to touch the hot lid briefly before you grip the lid holder. This is a common complaint on the reviews. Also when the lid holder is upright, you can handle the lid with gloves on, instead of relying on fine fingernails.
a simple non-invasive, non-mod tweak to the MSR Titan Kettle Lid Holder.
Photo #1: Floppy lid holder
Photo #2: Wooden toothpick, snapped in half, smoothing out the splinters.
Photo #3: hold upright the lid holder, and *GENTLY* slide the *tips* of the two half toothpicks on each side of the base. there is enough clearance to slide, don't push, don't force. Don't push the whole thing, barely less than a quarter inch. It doesn't need to resist a hurricane force. Be gentle, or you will ruin your lid.
Photo #4: toothpicks in, lid holder up. No burned finger tips.
The two half toothpicks weigh so little, they didn't register on my food scale.
In the field you can improvise with a pine needle, or a thin twig.