This New Le Creuset Accessory Is a Must-Have for Dutch Oven Lovers
Le Creuset is always coming up with new items that have us scrambling for our wallets, whether it's a glamorous new colorway or yet another piece of cast-iron cookware that will last a lifetime. And if you already have a cast-iron Dutch oven in your kitchen, whether it's from Le Creuset, Staub or Lodge, you'll be tempted to add the brand's latest product to your shopping list.
The classic French cookware brand has launched a new trivet that makes it easier than ever to transition from cooking to serving. The new Magnetic Wooden Trivet (buy it: $50, Le Creuset) is made of solid acacia wood with a magnet that keeps the trivet attached to your Dutch oven as soon as you touch it to the surface. Just set it on the counter next to your range for hands-free access anytime you're trying to pull a hot metal dish off of the heat.
Since the magnet keeps the trivet attached even as you walk over to the dinner table, this accessory is a must-have for times when you're in a rush trying to get dinner on the table, whether it's a busy weeknight or a food-focused holiday. And you don't even have to worry about the wood damaging the finish on your pot—the three rings of silicone on the top of the trivet provide a little cushion for your favorite piece of heirloom-worthy cookware.
Buy it: Magnetic Wooden Trivet, $50; lecreuset.com
And while some Le Creuset products are designed to be used with the brand's cookware specifically, this piece will work with any cookware with a magnetic metal layer. Plus, it's heat resistant up to 482°F, so you'll be able to go directly from the heat source to the trivet in most cases.
Unlike the Le Creuset cookware, this trivet isn't guaranteed to last a lifetime—but it does have a five-year warranty. Just wipe it down with a damp cloth and dry it well before storing.