So once you have your retro stove top kettle, your fancy teapot and funky tea cosy, you have everything you need for those warm and relaxing cups of tea on your own or with friends, don’t you?  Well, that depends how much you value your kitchen table and worktops!  If you don’t want to damage your kitchen worktops or that lovely wooden table, then you need to be able to put your teapot after filling it with boiling water.

When it comes to stands for teapots and kettles, there are a few different options for you to choose from.  For instance, do you want a classic ceramic one or would you be more interested in my personal favourite, a cast iron one?  I love the cast iron stands because they have a very long life, while still maintaining that cool rustic look that goes hand in hand with the retro vibe created by having a stove top kettle, teapot and tea cosy.

To help you, let’s take a look at some of the teapot stands that are available.  Even if you don’t find one that you fall in love with, it at least gives you an idea of what is out there.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apollo-Housewares-9251-Trivet-Black/dp/B0071QOCFK/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1391677359&sr=1-2&keywords=teapot+stand

Apollo Housewares 9251 Cast Iron Trivet Mini Rnd Black

Apollo Housewares 9251 Cast Iron Trivet Mini Round Black

This is a very traditional, and yet very affordable, cast iron teapot stand/trivet.  As well as having a powder coating to improve its durability, it also has rubber feet on the bottom so that it doesn’t scratch your worktops and tables.  This is a really good option if you have a limited budget.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Le-Creuset-Cool-Tool-Black/dp/B004BKIG42/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1391677693&sr=1-3&keywords=teapot+stand

Le Creuset Cool Tool, Black, 20.5 cm`

Le Creuset Cool Tool, Black, 20.5 cm

Given that it is made by Le Creuset, a company known for its high quality products and the fact that there are over 40 positive reviews, this teapot stand is likely to be a good option.  It looks good and has the added bonus of being suitable for other things besides hot teapots.  It is also available in other colours, including the rather striking red, so it will be very easy to find one that matches your kitchen décor.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Pink-Collection-PK03RTS-Decorative/dp/B008MM18TA/ref=sr_1_6?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1391677815&sr=1-6&keywords=teapot+stand

Somerset Melamine Ltd Decorative Cupcakes - Teapot Stand

Somerset Melamine Ltd Decorative Cupcakes – Teapot Stand

This is a must for all girlie girls and bakers, as it has a very attractive cupcake design.  It also, like other teapot stands has rubber feet which give that extra bit of protection to your worktops and tables and can be used for other things besides teapot stands.  Another really big selling point for this particular stand I think is the fact that there are matching accessories available such as coasters, cheeseboards, tablemats and a kitchen board; which are ideal if you are looking to kit out your kitchen with new stuff!