The Anti-Trivet


When I think of trivets, flattened iron roosters or ducks with ribbons around their necks are what unfortunately come to mind. But thanks to Alessi, my mental picture is morphing. Their new landing pad for hot pots and pans is a small, sleek, and clever alternative to clunky ducks. It has four axes that slide along a chain so the trivet can adjust to the size of the vessel. And when not in use, it can dangle with your utensils or ball up in a drawer.

Tripod Trivet by Gabriele Chiave for Alessi, $45.00; available at