Protect table and countertop surfaces when serving with the Totally Bamboo Expandable Bamboo Trivet. This cleverly-designed hot pad expands for the task at hand, adjusting from 8-1/2 inches wide to 11-1/2 inches wide. The trivet is 1/2 inch thick to keep hot plates well away from delicate surfaces. This innovative feature allows it to be used for a wide variety of plates, pots, pans and serving dishes in many sizes. This trivet is masterfully crafted from organically-grown Moso bamboo for natural durability. If spills occur, the trivet cleans easily with hand washing in warm water; do not soak or wash in the dishwasher.