Protect your tabletop with a trivet
You should always use a trivet when setting down hot pans on your tabletop to prevent it from becoming marked through water or burns. The trivets available on the ZWILLING online store combine style with function and are made from wood, cast iron or silicone.
Why a trivet?
Whether meat, potatoes or side dishes: food should be served hot to be enjoyed. To avoid using unnecessary crockery by transferring food out into separate dishes before the meal and risking it going cold, it makes sense to bring the hot pans to the table. But burn marks are quick to form on tabletops made of wood. This can be avoided by simply placing a trivet underneath the pan.
Stylish trivets as table decorations
A trivet is no mere means to an end to prevent your table from becoming marked or damaged. They can also be used as part of your table setting and so it only makes sense that they are attractive in look and design. The ZWILLING online store stocks stylish trivets in designs which range from modest to extravagant to give your table setting that something extra.
What is the most suitable material for a trivet?
You can find an entire array of trivets in different designs and materials on the ZWILLING online store. All materials have their own advantages, as you can find out in brief below.
Cast iron trivets
Cast iron trivets are sturdy pieces of kit. The material is extremely resistant to heat, meaning that these trivets can be used as bases for hot pots and pans right off the stove. Cast iron also stores heat and transfers it back to the pan, keeping your food hotter for longer whilst it sits on the table. Round metal trivets are decorative in design and make for a real eye-catching table setting.
Wood is heat-resistant up to 200°C, so your pots and pans can be taken directly from the stove and placed onto these round trivets. The natural material has a warm hue and is a great addition to any table setting.
Silicone is great for use with materials which are particularly susceptible to damage. Even more delicate stainless steel pots and pans can be set down on silicone trivets without worrying about scrapes and scratches. Silicone is heat-resistant up to 220°C.
Magnetic trivets: how they work
Kitchen and cooking utensils are constantly being improved and developed and recent developments in trivets have given rise to an innovation: magnetic trivets, featuring built-in magnets so that they attach to the bottom of the pan.
Why do I need a magnetic trivet?
It’s not often that you have a free hand when cooking. If you need to get the pan off the stove, but there is no trivet ready and waiting, you have to put the pan back down to find a trivet to lay on the table. Magnetic trivets save all this messing around. You can simply put the hot pan onto the trivet and bring both to the table at the same time. Magnetic trivets are also practical for tidying up after the meal. Once a pan has been set down the trivet, it’ll automatically come back to the kitchen with you.
Are magnetic trivets suitable for all kinds of pots and pans?
No, magnetic trivets can only be used with pots and pans made from cast iron.
Visit the ZWILLING online store to find the right trivet for your dining table now.