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    #1

    pot mat?

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    Do you call this a pot mat with ridges?

    Or should it just be called a mat because it could also be used for pans (we sometimes just place the pan on the table if we run out of pots)?
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    #2

    Re: pot mat?

    I call that a trivet.
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    #3

    Re: pot mat?

    It's a trivet, specifically a silicon trivet. There are lots of different designs but they all have the same purpose - to protect surfaces from damage from hot pots and pans.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: pot mat?

    I certainly know the word "trivet" but I don't use it much. I'd use "hot pad."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: pot mat?

    I've never had such a fancy device, I just use potholders. So, if you asked me, that is what I would call it.

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    #6

    Re: pot mat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I certainly know the word "trivet" but I don't use it much. I'd use "hot pad."
    Yes. To me, a trivet is the kind of hot pad that has three little feet. This one has no feet, so I'd just call it a hot pad, too.

    I've never heard them called pot mats.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: pot mat?

    I've heard them called heat mats and pot stands. I have one trivet. It has no feet.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: pot mat?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I have one trivet. It has no feet.
    I have a very safe trivet. It has no arms. So, it's safe because ....

    ... it's 'armless.

    I hope my 2.5 fans will erupt in mirth at my display of wit before it is deleted.

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    #9

    Re: pot mat?

    Might be time to re-implement that 'dislike' button
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    #10

    Re: pot mat?

    Well, I'VE been disarmed!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-May-2016 at 13:29. Reason: Deleting quote. See below
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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