Hard-to-Clean Trivet

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Bad Trivet

I’ve seen this trivet (pot holder) for sale in a whole bunch of mass market stores (K-Mart and Wal-mart specifically) and in several supermarkets.  The good news:  it’s cheap.

Now for the bad news: most of us have to wash dishes and everything else by hand when on the boat.  And trivets tend to have food spilled or dropped on them as it’s served, if the trivet isn’t totally covered by the pan.

My only thought as I look at this trivet is what a pain it would be to try to get dried food or cheese out of those little honeycombs.  If you could throw it in the dishwasher, it might not be so bad.  But washing by hand?

Nope.  Not me.

I’ll stick with these.

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  1. Belinda Wolfe says:

    I bought two of these as pot holders but gave them away because because they were two big for the allotted space I gave to pot holders (a hook by the stove). I bought two silicone ones that are flat with bumps that fit better on the hook but they are a little two rigid for pot holders.

  2. Tie a line through the hole and hang them in the water. The little fish will clean them for you. 😉

  3. Yup, I can verify: they are a pain to clean

  4. I love the silicone pinchers on board… easy to store (edge of shelf inside cabinet), easy to clean, and are small enough not to get in the way of the pan in small oven.

    I like a tray to dry on… but for hot stuff, I have a xo silcone large square drying pad… it is for drying, but is heat resistant to 500 degrees… love it. great to keep things from sliding, little grooves for water, and easy to clean. Just bend it backwards, hold groves vertically, and wash with suds and rinse.

    Rolls for storage, but I just leave it out on counter.

  5. Today I nearly bought a girly makeup storage thingy, but put it back after thinking how was I going to clean it!

  6. I have them too! Never had a problem cleaning them – actually have rarely needed to. My big wash problem is my silicon collapsible colindar. I can never get those holes clean…

  7. I have them and wouldn’t be without, they work as pot holders, great non-skid for bowls etc., just push down a little, and of course as a trivet. I think they are easier to clean than towel-like potholders.

  8. Like mine too!

  9. Like mine too!

  10. P.S. Drag behind the boat to clean. Haha!
    No cleaning issues here either. Don’t knock it, till ya try it.

  11. That’s a morning chuckle Lol to funny!! Ditto on Nicki’s comments 🙂

  12. Just soak them in a few inches of soapy water!! No brainer.

  13. Hmm. Differences of opinion. Maybe they do have a place on a boat!

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