This Universal Pan Lid (From One of Our Favorite New Brands) Does So Much More Than You Think
Made In, one of our favorite direct-to-consumer cookware brands, may not have invented pots and pans, but they did design one of the best universal frying pan lids we’ve ever seen. Besides saving you a ton of space by eliminating all those miscellaneous and mismatched lids in your cabinets, it also doubles as a trivet and splatter guard!
Rather than a domed design, Made In’s universal lid has a smooth, flat upper surface and an underside featuring three textured concentric circles measuring 8, 10, and 12 inches. While the lid was created to fit Made In’s line of stainless, carbon steel, and non-stick pans, you can actually use it on any brand’s pan with the same dimensions. Thanks to the lid’s off-set handle, you’ll still get a tight fit, regardless of your pan’s design.
“So far the new lid has fit every skillet I have tried it on and love it,” says one reviewer. “I have discarded all of my lids that were such clutter in my kitchen.”
Another bonus? The three-pound, heat-proof silicone lid is weighted with a stainless steel inner core that not only provides a good seal on your pan but also retains heat and prevents splatter.
“I like the heft of the lid – it stays in place,” says a reviewer. “A better alternative to the splatter screens.” Adds another customer: “What is not said in all the clear benefits from owning this cover is that the cover acts as a means to control the rate and temperature of cooking… After using the cover several times, it has become a necessity, a valued too.”
Beyond its weight, Made In’s lid is a step up thanks to its ergonomic design. Instead of a metal grip on the center of the lid, it has a long, heat-proof silicone handle, so you won’t need to reach for a potholder or dish towel every time you want to check your recipe’s progress. The lid is also oven safe up to 400 degrees and can go in the dishwasher if you’ve made a particularly messy dish.
And now comes the best part: When it comes time to serve whatever recipe you’ve just created, you can use the lid as a trivet on your table or countertop. After you’re done, give it a quick wash and it’s ready for your next cooking adventure.
As one reviewer sums it up: “I love my universal lid. Easy to use, fits all my pans. The silicone protection makes cleaning a breeze! One of the best investments I have made in my kitchen.”
Buy: Frying Pan Silicone Universal Lid, $59