Protect table and countertop surfaces when serving with the Totally Bamboo Expandable Bamboo Trivet. This cleverly-designed hot pad expands for the task at hand, adjusting from 8-1/2 inches wide to 11-1/2 inches wide. The trivet is 1/2 inch thick to keep hot plates well away from delicate surfaces. This innovative feature allows it to be used for a wide variety of plates, pots, pans and serving dishes in many sizes. This trivet is masterfully crafted from organically-grown Moso bamboo for natural durability. If spills occur, the trivet cleans easily with hand washing in warm water; do not soak or wash in the dishwasher.
They slide open easily and do their job well. They open widely enough that they work under the large slow cooker, but slide closed to take up less space against the wall. I'd definitely buy them again if I needed to.