Missing a pan lid? Or just don’t like the sound of them clanking in a locker or bin?
Thanks to Behan, aboard Totem, I now know about silicone pan lids! They’re the perfect answer. She has one large one that works with all their pans — it hangs over a bit on the smaller pans and just fits on their largest skillet.
Amazon sells several different brands, some in sets of three and some individually. All that post specs say they are heat resistant to at least 450° F., some as high as 570° F. (nice if you need a lid for making No-Knead Bread). The largest that I find is 12-1/2″ in diameter and only comes as part of a set of three. Silicone is also easy to wash — always important to me in evaluating a purchase.
- Norpro Set (pictured): red, 12-1/2″ 10″ and 6-1/2″ diameter
- Orka Set: white or green: 10″ 8-1/2″ and 6″ — heat resistant to 570° F.
- Orka individual lids (same sizes and colors)
Aboard Que Tal, pan lids seemed to be the hardest thing to quiet on passage. The pans were never a problem — a few pieces of fleece or a dish towel and they were silent. But the lids would always squirm out of the padding and start making noise again . . . usually about an hour after I’d fallen asleep!
Silicone lids solve the problem so nicely — not only are they quiet, but you can tuck them between the pans to keep them quiet as well. Win-win! Thanks, Behan!