What is a trivet

November 21, 2019 2 min read

What is a trivet, pineapple, whale and octopus cut outs

What is a trivet

Think of a wood trivet as a countertop protector. It’s a must-have in any kitchen if you don’t want to have burn marks on your counters or tabletop. Place a hot pot or hot dish on a trivet to protect surfaces in the kitchen or dining room. It’s like a coaster that you would use under glass for protection but bigger. They come in all sizes to fit either one dish or several. Since they sit out they are generally very decorative.

Click here: trivet definition for a more formal definition from Webster’s dictionary. The most common materials used today to make trivets are metal and wood. Our trivets are made of maple wood that has been butcher blocked. Instead of 3 legs which is how trivets were originally made we screw in 4 latex free rubber feet to the bottom.

Double meaning

The definition of a trivet is very simple but did you know they date back to the 17th century when they cooked over an open fire. Back then the material was wrought iron and they were used to hold and support utensils. Latter a 3 footed version was used in or near the fire to hold a pot. Old English trivets are very collectible. It wasn't until the 1930s that trivets were starting to be mass-produced.

trivet circa 1820

Trivet with pot, Circa 1820


Our Wooden Trivet Collection

Our trivets came about in year two of starting the business. A customer requested these during the holidays. She loved to give trivets as holiday gifts. We have come up with many of our products from collaborations with our customers.

Many customers tell us they hang their trivet on the wall to double as home decor. When you need a trivet you will always know where it is. The 4 latex-free "rubber-like" feet on the bottom prevent slipping.

Wood Trivet personalized with Love cut outWooden Trivet with Pineapple cut outWood Trivet with Maryland Crab cut out

We offer trivets with a Pineapple cut out, a hospitality symbol known throughout the south. Our animal and word cutouts are popular too.

Three Wooden Trivets Personalized with Initials

Monograms are on everything and so it just made sense to make a personalized trivet with a single initial monogram. Great for a first or last name. Plus, they look great just hanging out on your kitchen island or dining room table. A thoughtful and useful gift made easy!

Four Wooden Trivets showing Texas, Maryland, Florida and California

Just as popular are the state cut out designs. We will cut out any of the 50 states + District of Columbia and because they are all hand-cut we can get more detail than you will find anywhere else. They make a great housewarming gift, holiday gifts or give a friend who is moving out of state something to take with them.

If you didn’t know what a trivet is don’t worry the word falls in the bottom 30% of words looked up in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Not sure if this is because people don’t need to look up the word because they already know what it means or because they don’t know to look it up in the first place. 




Kim Strassner
Kim Strassner

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