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Old 10-12-2006, 09:50 AM   #1
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What is this called?

Once you are done cooking, the hot cookware is then placed on this pad thing that prevents the heat from burning the counter top. What is this pad thing called?

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Old 10-12-2006, 10:01 AM   #2
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It is called a trivet.
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It is called a trivet.
or a hot pad! (in the case where it looks more like a pot holder...)
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or a kitchen towel if you're forgetful like me and have to grab the
first thing you see.
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We have a 12-inch-square piece of ceramic floor tile on our counter we use for that purpose. It was less than $1 at our home improvement store.
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:30 PM   #6
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We also call them potholders ...or, as my mom calls them, "countertop savers." Also 'hot pad' works. :)
I think the correct name is trivet, though. I always picture a fancy shmancy potholder though when I think of a trivet. Like, a mosaic tile that is some serious hardware.
We have some basket-weave like ones at my place, which I would feel strange calling trivets.
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:43 PM   #7
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We have a 12-inch-square piece of ceramic floor tile on our counter we use for that purpose. It was less than $1 at our home improvement store.
I have a pretty piece of green marble next to the stove for hot pots.
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:22 PM   #8
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I think Trivets are generally made out of hard material (wood, metal, glass, etc.) while potholders are made out of cloth and soft materials. Of course there are exceptions. The trivets I use double as potholders and are made of silicone.

Pictures of trivets
Pictures of potholders
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My favorite hot pads were crocheted by my grandmother more than 50 years ago! When my folks died and I was cleaning out the house, I found some my mom had set aside so she'd always have clean potholders to put out for company, and never used. they are very heavy white cotton yarn edged in red. My Gram died in 1968, so it's really a blast from the past! I use them, because what am I saving them for?
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See teh Quella post in Off-Topics. Heh, heh.

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