This one is embarrassingly simple. It’s also somewhat embarrassing in that it highlights how infrequently I cook.
I actually did cook the other day and needed a trivet to put a hot pot on, only I couldn’t remember where I put my trivets. So I grabbed the next best thing: a cake cooling rack.
Not a great photo, but you get the idea. The rack keeps the hot pot from damaging the cabinet, and that’s really all I needed.
I really do have trivets, though, and I’ll be keeping them (assuming I find them) for use when company is here.