Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Blossom Trivet

Most of my trivets are functional but not really fun. And they're definitely not multi-taskers.

I have a few wooden trivets, and I have some that are crocheted. There's a metal one that's supposed to be used for casserole dishes, but I've put it away safely somewhere because I never use it. And I have a couple metal racks that I use for trivets, but they're not really trivets. In the kitchen, I'm pretty likely to put hot things on a folded towel.

Yup, none of those are very fun. But the Blossom trivets are. They're colorful. They're twisty. They're stretchy.

You can hook two of them together to make a larger trivet. You can pull and twist and fiddle with them. They can be a circle or an oval, or you can wrap them around a bowl or bottle if you like.

They're also more useful than a plain trivet. Since they're made from silicone, they're heat-resistant and waterproof and microwavable. You can put one in the bottom of a pot to use it as a rack. You can use it in your microwave or wrap it around a bowl. You can wash it in the dishwasher.

And they come in a pretty huge variety of colors, so you can match or contrast your kitchen colors, or just pick some fun and random colors. Besides using them to protect surfaces from hot things, you can use them under bowls or vases or whatever just to be colorful. Or you can put them inside a bowl to make sure the contents have good air circulation underneath. Sometimes that's useful, too.

If it sounds like I'm over-enthusiastic about something as simple as a trivet ... well, I like it when a simple item is both functional and pretty. And, yes, I might admit that fiddling around with them is kind of fun.

Who's it for: Hot stuff!

Pros: Useful little multitasker.

Cons: Can't think of any at the moment.

Wishes: See "cons."

Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.

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