Pros: Weight, Material, Strength
My Mom has one of these thick rubber trivets and loves it. She can dish up food w/o having a hot dish scoot around. One day we used it to put my Pekingese's dish on for dinner because she scoots her plate all over, food goes all over and it makes quite a racket. We used this trivet and it didn't move one bit, even when my dog licked hard on the sides of her bowl. SO, I HAD to get one; it works PERFECTLY! My dog even loves it! It's much easier for us both. The cutting board is nice too, but mostly I was after the trivet. It's EASY to wash too. I just put some dish soap on it and rub it between my hands. EASY!!! We love it!