I've read on here many times about combustibles too close to a stove causing a fire. And maintaining good clearance is indeed a good practice. But I have often thought about the wooden handles on my stove. Both are very close and the primary handle is about 1" in the close position. After 3yrs that handle looks exactly like it did new. And I just measured the temp with an IR gun at 220 degrees on the side nearest to the glass. Now I know what has been said before about "not yet". Well 30+ yrs , 7000+ stoves and no handles have caught fire yet. This why I'm slightly skeptical when I hear something sitting too close to a stove is what caused the fire.