Question re: proper lid size for a sauté pan
I have a sauté pan with an outside diameter of 10 3/8, and I am looking for a lid. If I want and old style pancake lid (perfectly flat with a long iron handle), how large should the lid be? Do I need any overhang? If so, how much? I have a bead on an antique lid with a diameter of 27cm (10 5/8"). This would leave the lid overhanging the outer edge of the pan by 1/8" all around. Is this ideal or not enough? Thanks! Jeremy
Not only are you golden with this match, that lid will also fit at least two smaller sizes of pans, and they store very flat. That, plus the fact that they are excellent for turning out and serving cakes and pastries, makes this versatile style lid worth having. The only downside is that, when they drip it's *outside* the pan.
Welcome to the world of finding lids for your vintage pans. I have a cool old massive (like 1/4" thick, about 4 pounds) loop-handled lid that I cannot seem to fit to any pan. It has an inset rim, so it will only fit a pan with 10 1/8" *inside* diameter, max OD of 10 7/8". Measure and see if it will work for you. If so and you're interested, I'll send photos.