I noticed at several of my friends' homes that they have hand made fabric bowls that they put their ceramic bowls into when they microwave their leftovers or soup. They can remove the bowls without burning their fingers because the fabric doesn't get hot. I'm pretty sure that I've made some of these before, but didn't have any in the house.
Well, I decided to resolve that issue! I found my old pattern (there are several on the internet for free too) and made 4 of them straight from the pattern. Then I modified the pattern to fit our larger chili bowls and made 2 of them.
Now we have our own fabric microwave bowls too!
I hope you try making one for yourself, or several for you and your friends.