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My husband thought of another use for the Hot Pad Trivet. It can also be used as a jar lid opener. Some of you may have already thought of this,but if not==give it a try. Could be another selling point for the Trivets.
Believe it or not, the trivet is my 3-way tie for my top 10 selling items since I began my business. (Tied with the two micro-cookers).
I tell my story..."everyone turn to page 19 in your catalogs. I want to show you another wonderful multi-use tool that Pampered Chef has to offer, the trivets shown at the top of the page. I have to admit that when first I saw them in the catalog, I was NOT impressed. $9.75 for a piece of plastic???? But, at one of my early shows, the Host told me that was her FAVORITE item and orders one at every show she attends. As we discussed the benefits of the trivet, I thought, well...I'll order one and try it. NOW, I'm a believer!!! It is not a trivial piece of plastic, it's a tremendously talented kitchen tool! Let's think about it:
It is durable and heat safe enough that you can use it to easily get your stoneware racks out of the oven.
Use it as a jar opener.
Place it under your Pampered Chef cutting boards to provide a non-slip surface (after you've accidently melted the green non-slip grip that comes with the cutting board (and I make a face indicating I've done so))!
Use it as a trivet / potholder to protect your table's surface.
And think about your cloth potholders at home. You set them on the table...the family sloshes food all over them as they serve their plates...you throw the potholder in the already-overfilled laundry basket...only to discover that the stains remain. With these trivets, food can simply be wiped away, or throw them in the top shelf of your dishwasher and wash them! The day's of a dirty potholder are over.
And lastly, think about how many of these you can neatly stack in your drawer as opposed to the thicker cloth ones that still do not protect your hands from the heat as well as these! They are heat safe, up to 675 degrees! Now that's hotter than Brad Pitt!"
So there's my little story I give at my shows. Sorry so long.
I think just the same, I love them because I don't have to worry about spilling anything on them or wondering if I have a potholder clean because it always is, all you have to do is throw it in the sink not wait until it finishes washing and drying. My director also had a great tip you can put an onion or ?head? of garlic in it and rub it around, kinda like if you were drying off an apple or something after you have washed it and it will take the skin off of it, brilliant, lol.
Love the curling iron idea! Feriale Yan suggests that the Hot pads are good for drying crystal/glassware, since the water runs out of the glasses into the little rivulets and the glasses don't skid. I've started selling quite a few of these at show!