Trivets

Fireplace trivets - fire trivets for sale

Trivets are ancient cooking tools used in hearths. These are wrought iron holders with legs that support a pan for roasting or cooking food. The trivet is positioned over hot coals in front of the fire. Read also: How do I cook in my fireplace with antique fireplace accessories?

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Large Antique Trivet made of Wrought iron
$421.70
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$306.28
Large Antique Trivet made of Wrought iron
$332.93
Large Antique Trivet made of Wrought iron
$510.48
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$334.95
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$308.15
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$308.15
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$352.81
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$334.95
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$513.59
Large Antique Trivet made of Wrought iron
$602.90
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$84.85
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$424.26
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$218.83
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$263.49
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$334.95
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$245.62
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$352.81
Large Antique Trivet made of Wrought iron
$334.95
Large Antique Trivet made of Wrought iron
$263.49
English Trivet made of 15,16
$245.62
18th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$263.49
18th c. Fire-Bar Trivet made of 15,16
$156.31
18th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$334.95
18th c. Fire-Bar Trivet made of Wrought iron
$129.51
18th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$245.62
17th c. Trivet made of Wrought iron
$245.62
18th c. Fire-Bar Trivet made of 15,16
$334.95
18th c. Fire-Bar Trivet made of Polished steel
$263.49
Large Antique Trivet made of Wrought iron
$308.15
Large Antique Trivet made of Wrought iron
$424.26
English Trivet made of Brass
$245.62

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Cooking with an antique pan trivet

Our antique trivets are fully functional and can be used for cooking in the hearth. The trivet, with a pan on it, is typically placed directly on or just above the hot coals. It's crucial to manage the fire properly to maintain sufficient hot coals. For cooking, the coals are positioned in front of the fire, and the cooking heat can be adjusted by adding or removing coals.

Suitable pans for trivet cooking include cast iron (roasting) pans, tinned copper pans, or a tajine. A small poker with a hook can be helpful for lifting the pan's lid.

Origin of the trivets

Many of our pan trivets originate from France, crafted in the 17th and 18th centuries with a simple design. We also have English trivets from the 18th and 19th centuries, primarily hanging trivets used with fire baskets. These trivets often have a decorative brass holder. Hanging trivets can also be found that are designed to hang from a pot hook chain or trammel above the fire. Find hanging trivets for a trammel in the category trammels.

Appreciating the craftsmanship

Each trivet is hand-forged, showcasing remarkable craftsmanship. Given their age, they have endured through the years and promise to be durable for many more, making them a sustainable choice.

Consider the size of the trivet

Trivets come in various sizes. The larger the holder's surface area, the bigger the pan that can be accommodated. Some trivets are designed to support the pan's handle, making them taller and wider. Make sure to check that the trivet fits the dimensions of your fireplace. There should also be enough space behind the trivet to prevent the food and trivet from being scorched by the fire's heat. You can select trivets based on their length, width, and depth.

The decorative function of the trivet

Trivets are not only practical for cooking but also serve a decorative purpose in any hearth. Even when not in use, placing them in or around the hearth can enhance its appearance. The sturdy French trivets usually complement fireplaces adorned with antique wrought iron instruments and accessories. The elegant brass English trivets can also enhance a more refined decor. Additionally, trivets are an attractive addition to a fireplace that is no longer active. Learn more about decorating your unused fireplace authentically.