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Magic Pan Rest
Manufacturer: Fissler
List price: $35
Warranty: Lifetime
Dimensions: 7-1/8" x 6-1/4" x 5/8"
Weight: 13-1/2 oz
Composition: 18/10 Stainless steel body; silicone base and rings
Made In: Germany
Type: Trivet
Color: Silver, black
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better infinitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: There are about a zillion trivets on the market. This one is sleek, stylish, has a non-skid silicone bottom, silicone rings on top to keep your pots and pans from sliding off, and provides plenty of heat protection to your table, countertop, or antique Flemish credenza.

We are particularly smitten with the design, where the side that's a little bit scooped out can snuggle up to another Fissler Magic Pan Rest, and to another, and to another, etc., so that you can place a pan of any size on your buffet without worrying that it will tip off and ruin the finish. As with nearly everything from Germany in these days of the weak dollar, these trivets are not inexpensive, so you may have to buy multiples in installments. They would make lovely gifts (hint: tell the in-laws; tell the grandparents, or cleverly send them the link to this page…).


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