The 10 Best Trivets
This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in May of 2016. If you have a treasured dining table or an expensive kitchen countertop, the last thing you want to do is drop a steaming hot pot onto it and be left with an unsightly and indelible mark. These trivets will protect just about any surface from heat, moisture, and cold, and come in a variety of designs and materials, including traditional cast iron, eco-friendly bamboo, and space-age silicone. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 11, 2020:
Versatility, durability, and aesthetics were some of our main priorities when updating this list. When the Cara's Casa Black Cat became unavailable, we wanted to supplant it with another cast iron unit of similar quality with a stylistic design, and Cara's Casa Housewarming fit the bill admirably. The Aarcho Kitchen Pot Holders also had availability issues, and so we took the opportunity to recommend the Arly Bohemia in their place. This piece is an aesthetically-pleasing one that would fit in well with Moroccan or Mediterranean decor and features ornate, intricate designs that are vibrant and available in a handful of colors.
While we liked the idea of the Fox Run Expandable, the design is a bit underwhelming and leaves much to be desired, and so we brought on the Joseph Joseph Stretch in its stead. This silicone-nylon composite selection is hardy, highly heat resistant, ideal for multiple pots and pans, and simple in design so as not to detract from your kitchen decor. It also folds up into a compact, slim piece that can fit in many silverware trays.
Finally, while we loved the Le Creuset French Caribbean, there wasn't much to differentiate it from the Silicone Designs 6-in-1, which come as a set of four and still manages to cost less than one of the silicone Le Creuset trivets. Le Creuset can call for a higher price point because of the high quality the company is renowned for, which we felt was better served with the Le Creuset Deluxe. This attractive selection is painstakingly made in a single-use mold, inspected at multiple points by the artisans working on it, should last for years and years, and can easily complement other kitchen accessories. Its elevated tripod design is strong enough to support some of the heaviest dishes, including cast iron cookware.
July 26, 2019:
The Surpahs Multipurpose lives up to its name, as it can be used as a trivet, a drying rack for dishes and vegetables, or an over-the-sink platform for a cutting board when you don't have enough counter space. Its silicone coating protects glass and ceramic cookware from scratches and prevents it from sliding around. The Silicone Designs 6-in-1, Pratico Kitchen Pratipad, and Aarcho Kitchen Pot Holders are also versatile options that can be used as coasters, jar openers, and spoon rests as well as protecting countertops from hot pans. If you prefer a more natural look, the Ecosall Hot Pads are just as decorative as they are functional, and they're made from organic beech wood that's resistant to chipping and cracking.
The Totally Bamboo 20-6628 easily adjusts from 8-3/4 inches to 11-3/4 inches wide, so it can hold large pots and casserole dishes, and it's made from organically-grown Moso bamboo, which is eco-friendly and sustainable. Its 1/2-inch thickness provides plenty of protection for delicate tables and counters. Perfect for extra large pans, or for holding several smaller ones at once, the Fox Run Expandable can extend to as wide as 18 inches. When you're not using it, it collapses for compact storage.
Personalized Horseshoe Heart Handmade in Teton Valley, Idaho, by an American blacksmith, this piece is crafted from a real, recycled horseshoe that can be personalized with names, initials, dates, and more. This heirloom-quality trivet makes an elegant display when not in use and features four tiny pedestals that elevate it from the surface it rests on, allowing airflow underneath and preventing direct contact with table surfaces. uncommongoods.com
Arthur Court Antler Trivet Arthur Court is a company known for its elaborate, high-quality aluminum tableware that caters to wide-ranging themes that include equestrian, western, nautical, and floral collections. Meant for dressing up desserts, the Antler Trivet is a handmade piece that sports intricately defined antlers that connect to create a sturdy base for support. It must be washed by hand with mild dish soap and dried immediately. arthurcourt.com