6 Sophisticated Trivets

They’re a serving essential, protecting a surface from hot dishes—but that’s not their only function: The best trivets are also artful accents. These six bring style to any table.


Ring Trivet


Made of hand-forged carbon steel, this striking, sculptural piece from Brooklyn metalworker Marsha Trattner is also ultra-durable. A rust-resistant beeswax finish gives it a rich hue.

To buy: $40 (5 inches wide by 1 inch high), she-weld.com.

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3-Piece Marble Trivet Set


Like jewelry for your table, these round marble pieces come as a nesting trio. Instead of shelving them when not in use, hang them on the wall by your stove.

To buy: $35 (small: 3.75 inches wide by .75 inches; medium: 6 inches wide by .75 inches high; large: 7.75 inches wide by .75 inches high), cb2.com.

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Knik Trivet


With four foldable arms, this silicone trivet is a cinch to store whenever it’s not needed for serving.

To buy: $14 (8.75 inches wide by .75 inch high), momastore.org.

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Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Deluxe Round Trivet


An architectural-inspired design gives this white, weighty trivet an ornately elegant look.

To buy: $100 (9 inches), broadwaypanhandler.com.

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Tramontina Gourmet Cast Iron Trivet


In a deep cobalt hue (also available in red), this round trivet has a glossy enamel finish that wears well and is easy to wipe clean.

To buy: $20 (7.13 inches wide by 63 inches high), wayfair.com.

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Cork Trivet


High style at a low price: This rustic-chic piece from Crate & Barrel is made of natural cork and rope.

To buy: $9 (8 inches wide by 13 inches high; 10-inch diameter), crateandbarrel.com.

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