Universal pan lids
- fldhkybnva Mar 7, 2013 05:34 PM
My pan lids seem to be disappearing or I acquire a pan without a lid for some reason. Does anyone use universal pan lids? Any thoughts?
I have a 16" aluminum pizza pan (mostly flat, slightly curved up at crust position at edges" that I use almost exclusively.
I imagine they are better than no lids at all.
I use pot lids for skillets all the time.
This summer when I was in temporary digs and had only minimum kitchen gear, I bought some used stainless pots and some misc. glass lids that sort of fit, at the Goodwill. This arrangement worked.
I've looked at those universal lids & keep thinking that they'd be too inconvenient (ie, big) for most of my pans.
I have had decent luck finding nice replacement lids at thrift stores. I found a heavy stainless lid for my 10" pan for $2, & another heavy stainless lid for my 8" pan for 40¢.
I use them for filling holes in my batterie where I have pans with no covers, or am simultaneously using indentical-circumference pans that are in a menage-a-couvercle with the same cover. I welcome the day when I can *not* use them, and keep looking for "real" matching covers.
If you get one/some, make sure you get the kind with concentric "steps", so that condensate drains back into the pan rather than onto your cooktop.
About thrift store replacements... TAKE YOUR PANS WITH YOU. I have bought maybe 8 $1 covers that *measured* as if they'd work, and didn't. So now they're back at Goodwill, perhaps waiting for you!