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One Lid is a multi-purpose cooking lid that also doubles as a colander for straining purposes. This lid will fit comfortably on top of any pot or pan with a diameter of 12 inches or less. Plus, it can be used as a food covering and will help you protect your food from pests if you're eating outdoors. Each of these lids comes in a shade of dark gray with a bluish tinge and has a handle.
The cost of One Lid is $24.99 plus $4.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second One Lid at the discounted price of only $4.99 for a total price of $34.97. Price is from As Seen on TV Commercial page: buyonelid.com
This versatile lid is large and flat enough to rest securely on top of almost any pot or pan, and its inner edge contains three built-in grooves. These grooves will gradually let steam out of a pot or pan as you cook, which will lead to more evenly cooked dishes and no boiled-over messes for you to clean up. Moreover, if whatever you're cooking happens to produce grease, this lid will also prevent it from splattering all over the place. When you're done cooking you can keep your lid on your pot or pan, and tip that pot or pan slightly to the side that contains the three grooves. The lid will act as a colander and allow water or grease to run out the small holes surrounding the grooves.
All of these lids come in a shade of dark gray with a tinge of blue, so yours will likely look good with most of your kitchenware.
While each One Lid has a handle, you won't need to carry yours by the handle if you don't want to, as the entire lid will always stay cool to the touch. Therefore, you won't need to worry about anyone in your household getting burned by touching the lid after it's been used with a heated pot or pan.
Each One Lid is flat and sleek, which helps each one rest on top of almost any pot or pan without falling off or sliding too far to the left or right. The flat and sleek nature of each also means that this lid won't take up much space when stored in a cabinet or drawer.
Besides the stovetop, you'll be able to use this lid to cover microwaveable dishes, too. As it does on the stove with pots and pans, this lid will let steam out of these dishes so your microwave doesn't end up getting splattered with hot water. Since it's about 12 inches wide and most microwaves are wider than that, you'll be able to use this lid in most microwaves without having it bump against the sides.
Regardless of how you've used your One Lid, it'll be safe to run it through the dishwasher if you have one.
While one of these lids will come in handy as a food covering if you're eating outdoors on a patio or deck, it can be used as a food covering almost anywhere. You may find it helpful if you want to cover a dish in your fridge or if you need a lid to put on a serving dish that you're bringing to an event. If you use it for these purposes, you won't have to create trash by using plastic wrap or tinfoil to cover your food.
When you make use of your One Lid, you'll be subtly encouraged to eat in a healthier manner, as the lid will allow you to drain excess grease off of any cooked food item. By getting rid of the grease, you'll automatically get rid of some of the calories and fat in your meals.
Since this lid will fit on top of various pots or pans and can be used as a colander, you may be able to get rid of some other lids and colanders after getting one. This will free up space for you in your kitchen cabinets and drawers, which may come as a relief to people who live in small apartments or houses with little kitchen space.
Although this multi-purpose lid will stay securely on top of a small pot or pan, it's not ideal for pots, pans (or microwaveable dishes) that have a diameter smaller than about eight inches. If it's used on these dishes, the built-in grooves will hang over the side of each dish completely, instead of being positioned on top of the dish as they would be with a larger one. That means they won't be able to do their job of letting steam (or water or grease) out of your smaller dishes very effectively.
On a related note, this lid will rest on top of a square pan, but it won't be a perfect fit, and the difference in shape may interfere with the steam-releasing performance of the grooves. It could also lead to leaks during the straining process after your cooking is done. To solve this problem, it would be great if a square version of this lid could be made available, especially since square pans are becoming quite popular these days.
When you're using your One Lid as a colander, you should hold onto both sides of the lid, pressing it securely against the top of the pot or pan you're using it with. Otherwise, when you tip the pot or pan slightly to one side, the lid could lose its secure positioning and fall off. It'll be safe for you to hang onto your lid with both hands, due to the fact that it'll always stay cool. If you were to hold the lid by just the handle and use it as a colander, you might end up dumping all your food out of your pot or pan into the sink.
Once you've got one of these lids, you'll no longer need to spend time searching for the correct lid to use on a certain pot or pan, as chances are, this one will fit. With that step in the process removed, you'll be able to start cooking right away and get your meal onto the table faster. When it's time to strain your cooked food, you also won't need to hunt around your kitchen for an appropriate colander, since this lid will be able to do a colander's job for you.
Without One Lid, you might find yourself replacing plastic or metal colanders every few years, and obtaining replacements for various pot and pan lids if you lose or break them. However, once you have one of these multi-purpose lids in your possession, it'll serve so many functions that you'll rarely need to replace any piece of kitchenware. Since it's made of quite durable, thick material, you may not have to replace your One Lid for decades.
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