You know how you just can’t stop playing with a Slinky? That’s how we feel about this kitchen gadget with Slinky-like qualities and chameleon-like properties. It’s called the Blossom.
Is it a trivet? A coaster? A hot mitt? Well, it’s all of these and more. You can scrunch the Blossom up to make a handy coaster or streeeeetch it out to create a hot plate for a casserole dish, straight from the oven. Place one blossom inside another, or stack them on top of each other, and you have a colorful mat for a vase or centerpiece. Even when it stands alone, the Blossom makes a funky “flower” for your counter.
The Blossom is the latest gadget to debut from Spice Rachet Mills, an innovative kitchenware company led by Kelly Dyer in Alaska. It’s made from silicone, so it’s insulating and will protect your countertop and tabletops. It contracts for easy storage, so it won’t take up too much space. . . unless you need it to.