I put mineral oil on the trivets I make, have probably made 35-40 of them. A few were never going to be used and they requested a lacquer finish.Answer: Trivit, trivit.
Ok. I've been self quarintined too long. However, my real question is, what type of finish do you put on a trivit assuming someone will put a hot dish or pot on it?
I'm making a number of items that I'm donating to the Manatee County Food Bank (Florida) for a November fund raiser. I've never made trivits before and I'm using up some of my scrap for a good cause. That said, can any kind of finish on a wood trivit stand up to heat and, if so, how much? I can always stick a warning label on it but any kind of warning label may make it less appealing and we do want people to bid on them.
I'd appreciate any advice you can give me.
I would worry about the finish getting burned into the pot...
It doesn't do either one. We have about 4 trivets that we've been using for years and they've never left any residue or markings on pots or the glass stove top. And I recoat them every year with fresh mineral oil. Not a problem - ymmv.Good point, Stick. And potentially, at some point, getting transferred to the surface of your ceramic cook top.