10 Best Trivets | December 2016
We spent 19 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. 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. Skip to the best trivet on Amazon.
The Fox Run Expandable has a chrome finish that looks great in any industrial style kitchen, and it extends from 7 to 18 inches, so you can place several pots or a long oven dish on it. It's also raised, providing your countertops extra protection from hot dishes.
- joints are well bolted together
- expands and retracts smoothly
- not easy to carry when it's loaded
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The Pratico Kitchen Pratipad comes with a set of two pads that are so thick and heat-resistant that you can use them to grip piping hot pot handles, and you will not feel any temperature transfer to your hands. They can also withstand extremely cold temperatures.
- include a lifetime warranty
- honeycomb pattern decreases their weight
- they're difficult to clean
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The Totally Bamboo 20-6628 features a convenient design that allows you to fully compress it when you don't want your countertops exposed to heat at all, or to expand it when you want to use it to drain wet dishes or food. It's also easy to grip and use as a tray.
- eco-friendly natural wood construction
- cools down rapidly
- can show stains easily
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The Le Creuset French Caribbean comes in five stunning colors and will add French countryside charm to a kitchen. It's designed to prevent condensation buildup on your counters, and it's made from stain-resistant materials, so you can put your messiest dishes on it.
- looks great at tea time
- ridges prevent wet pots from sliding
- can damage some wood counters
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The Cara's Casa TVT-2 is so cute it can also serve as wall art, and the spaces between the design make it easy to hang up. It makes a great gift for a feline-loving chef, and is made of strong cast iron metal that can withstand pots that just came off the stove.
- can support a pressure cooker
- has removable rubber feet
- has a strong odor of paint
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The TENTA Kitchen T031 features a clever design that folds up like a tripod for the smallest footprint, and it can be partially elevated to hold up plates. Plus, the air pockets between the arms serve to better insulate your surfaces from the extreme heat under pots.
- can be used to carry dishes too
- comes apart for easy cleaning
- may bend under heavy pots
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The Surpahs Multipurpose will save you a lot of counter space because it can be an over-the-sink dish rack, and it rolls up for easy storage. Plus it's composed of silicone-coated steel, so it won't break or bend, but it can safely contact food and won't scratch surfaces.
- can be used as a colander
- safe to put in the dishwasher
- perfect for putting fresh bread on
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The affordable Silicone Designs Hot Pads are made from flexible, BPA-free, nonstick silicone, so they can be used as trivets as well as splatter guards, microwave covers and pot holders. Their pattern makes them non-slip, so they'll stay on a bowl in a rotating microwave.
- vibrant and decorative
- include a cooking secrets ebook
- totally odor free
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The HealthPro Organic Moso set of six will help you serve a big dinner party, and is made from the same material found in high-end bamboo flooring. Each trivet has an elegant and natural look that will never fade and has an FDA food safe laminate coating.
- extra wide diameter for big pots
- smooth, well finished exterior
- lightweight but extremely durable
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