It’s true that most of us have stone countertops that can withstand heat, but I think (preferably) modern trivets still have a place in the kitchen.
Not long ago I put a Pyrex baking dish straight from the oven onto our granite countertop. It was wet. The entire dish, salmon included, exploded. Seriously. Exploded.
Many kitchens, including mine, mix countertops, using a different material for the island than for the rest of the workspaces. The ship-like cherry wood countertops on either side of our stove are scorched from the tea kettle. (Not my doing.) I leave a cork trivet nearby now.
And unless you have have a marble-topped Saarinen tulip table you don’t want to be putting hot dishes on your dining table.
Modern trivets. Marble trivets, brass trivets, bamboo trivets, silicone trivets, copper trivets, teak trivets, cork trivets. Yes, please.
4 Thirstystone Cork Utensils-Shaped Trivet
6 Joseph Joseph Stretch 100 Expandable Trivet
7 Spectrum Euro Square Copper Trivet
8 French Home Olive Fish Trivet
9 French Home Olive Fish Trivet
10 Hopeful Enterprise Metal Triangle Trivet
15 Jonathan Adler Agate Trivet
19 Freshware ‘Living Tree’ Silicone Trivet Set
20 Tom Dixon Brass Bone Trivet
21 Bower Walnut Duo Server/Trivet
22 Normann Copenhagen Rainbow Trivet
25 Nervous System Bamboo Radiolaria Trivet
26 Skagerak Folding Teak Dish Mat Trivet
27 Alessi Pescher Extensible Trivet
29 Muuto Groove Trivets
31 Skagerak Folding Teak Dish Mat Trivet
34 Ferm Living Outline Square Trivet