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Kuhn Rikon Smart Lid with Auto-Release Valve

Enjoy perfect pan-frying, steaming, braising, simmering and sautéing with this innovative universal lid. A favorite in our kitchens, the Smart Lid features a silicone gasket that seals onto almost any pan and a groundbreaking dual-setting valve that...Read More

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Enjoy perfect pan-frying, steaming, braising, simmering and sautéing with this innovative universal lid. A favorite in our kitchens, the Smart Lid features a silicone gasket that seals onto almost any pan and a groundbreaking dual-setting valve that can be set to trap steam in the pan or release it automatically.

When set to automatic, steam builds up under the lid until it pushes the valve open, releasing excess moisture and ensuring crispy-skinned, yet moist fried chicken, mouth-watering pork chops and more. With the valve locked closed, the Smart Lid seals in moisture—great for rice dishes, perfectly poached salmon, stewed and braised meats, or steamed veggies.

Thanks to the unique stepped silicone gasket, the Smart Lid forms a tight seal on almost any pot, making it an excellent alternative to a drawer full of bulky and hard-to-store lids. The clear glass center makes it simple to keep an eye on cooking foods, and the Smart Lid is dishwasher safe for hassle-free cleanup.

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  • Dual-function valve can be opened to release steam automatically or closed to seal in moisture
  • Stepped silicone gasket forms a tight seal on pans from 9" to slightly over 11" in diameter
  • Flower-shaped knob provides a secure, slip-free grip when placing or removing the lid
  • Tempered-glass center allows cooks to monitor foods as they cook

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Kuhn Rikon
  • Material: Tempered glass, silicone, plastic
  • Dimensions: 12¼" diameter
  • Made in China

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Important Safety Notice: When cooking on a gas stove do not allow the flame to extend beyond the base of the pan. Take special care when the lip of the Smart Lid projects beyond smaller-diameter pan edges. Never leave a pot sealed with a Smart Lid unattended while cooking on a gas stove

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Customer Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
8 Reviews
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Very Innovative
After shopping for replacement lids for my really old stainless cookware whose steam-release valves had all broken, I found this wonderful product! I only needed to buy one to fit my different-sized pots/pans. I LOVE it! Just yesterday, I was making mashed potatoes.....they always seem to boil over and make a mess regardless of my attention....however, this time, I brought them to a boil then completely turned off the heat and left this lid on, which seals itself. The potatoes finished cooking with no mess or spillage! I have not yet washed in the dishwasher, only by hand
April 21, 2014
Ooops!
I bought this lid because of its features, not reading the reviews that point out that it is not recommended for gas cooktops. Well, I have one, and have used it without difficulty. The thing you have to be careful of is the width of the flame--make sure the flame is totally under the skillet, and does not lap over the sides. If you do this, there is no problem. I only gave it 4 stars because the picture shows the lid being used over a gas burner, so I didn't even think there was a problem. But, I will continue to use it, CAREFULLY!
September 19, 2015
Purchased
9 months ago
Great idea that really works!
I was interested in this Kuhn Rikon Smart Lid for myself. When I saw that Sur La Table was offering a two-for-one deal, I ordered right away. (Ordered a quantity of 1, and they ship 2)

Have had the lid for less than a month and have already used it several times on several different pans. Worked like a charm each time.

So glad that Kuhn Rikon can up with such a handy item, and and very happy with the 2-for-1 offer from Sur La Table! Fast shipping, too.
December 28, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Not very good as I imagined
It's hard to fit my pots and pans because of the place of their handles. Easy to clean but hard to wipe it off because of the silicon materials (not very slippery for dish clothes).
Glass lid is good to look through the inside without open it.
September 22, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
LOVE IT!
I love this lid. I have so many skillets w/o lids that are sized differently and this fits most of them perfectly.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Can use with multiple pot sizes
Does a great job of "no pot boil overs" and keeps cooktops clean. I use on a gas cooktop with no problems and as mentioned in another review, be alert on gas flame setting. I had a plain silicone version, but the glass top provides visibility to cooked item and works so good, I bought two for my daughters as birthday gifts.
March 29, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Wished it did what I needed
I have a lid I use that is made for a single pot that has a valve that can be moved for steaming and letting out the steam; I was hoping that this lid would do all that and more for the rest of my pots. I was disappointed that though the switch to open it up didn't pull back the spring so that valve would open all the way. Tried two of these and both had the same issue. Keep the steam in? Yes. Let it out? Sort of.
April 7, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
I haven't used the lid often enough to give it 5 stars but it works as I had hoped.
I have a stainless steel cooktop & cleaning it becomes tedious. This lid will help keep splatters in the pan rather than on the surface of the cooktop.
November 24, 2015
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
All-around useful item, esp. if you have unmatched pots and pans.
BLENDA C on May 15, 2016
already have one and wanted a second we love and use it so much
NICOLE M on Apr 1, 2016
All-around useful item, esp. if you have unmatched pots and pans.
BLENDA C on May 15, 2016
I have limited cabinet space and needed a lid that would function for all my pots.
Louise D on Apr 4, 2016
already have one and wanted a second we love and use it so much
NICOLE M on Apr 1, 2016
versatile and steam release option.
Karla D on Mar 24, 2016
It seems like an all-around useful kitchen item that would help cut down on the clutter of multiple lids.
Laura F on Mar 20, 2016
a gift
Catherine J on Mar 2, 2016
Like the clear top in addition to steam release function
Ernie S on Feb 28, 2016
I have 2 odd-size pans with no lids. This top looks like it'll fit both, and the steam release valve is an added bonus.
Susan v. J on Feb 21, 2016
i have one and I love it!
Susan G on Jan 22, 2016
To use with my Sur La Table 12" fry pan
Margaret W on Dec 31, 2015
To fit my skillets and pans that don't have lids
Sharon S on Dec 22, 2015
Impressed with concept. Familiar with and like the brand.
Robin H on Dec 13, 2015
Short on lids these days and this one fits more than one pan size.
Jeanne H on Dec 12, 2015
family request:gift
Kim T on Dec 12, 2015
gift by request
Beth C on Dec 5, 2015
HAVE 11'' PAN I NEED A LID FOR
ANGEL T on Dec 2, 2015
I need extra lids and looks like it will meet my needs. Also the reviews were positive.
MARY P on Nov 30, 2015
gift
Susannah R on Nov 27, 2015
I have some pans that do not have a lid and this will work on several pans
D L on Nov 15, 2015
Missing lids on several pots
Ameena B on Nov 13, 2015
Have one already om my RV and want one for home because it works on everything just great!
Susan K on Nov 11, 2015
had so many different sized pans without lids. This item fits each one
C. M on Nov 11, 2015
I already have one of these and it works well. I have some skillets at my sister's house and they are absent tops, so that is why I am ordering this top again. It is an a great top.
lilia a on Nov 11, 2015
Seems useful
R W on Nov 6, 2015
liked lid for many pots and this has the auto-release
WILLIAM M on Nov 6, 2015
Like the idea of being adaptable to different sizes.
AMY H on Nov 1, 2015
We never have enough lids!
Bridget M on Nov 1, 2015
I have been looking for a lid to use on some odd sized pans and hopefully this will work. Plus I like the idea one can use them for multiple cooking techniques.
B M on Oct 29, 2015
Fits all my skillets that don't have lids of their own.
Evelyn T on Oct 28, 2015
It works great for my frying pan that does not have a lid.
Linda P on Oct 27, 2015
Sounds like the silicone seal would trap the steam better than my stainless steel universal lid.
L Y on Oct 27, 2015
replace a Cuisinart lid that has broken
margaret c on Oct 27, 2015
Good price.
Kathleen R on Oct 25, 2015
Because the review was good.
mitsuko i on Oct 12, 2015
We registered for cookware but not all of the pans have lids. This is a great idea. I love the universality of it as it saves on storage space!
Jolene L on Sep 9, 2015
I hate trying to find a lid from a pot for my frying pan and I hate the lids that look like Jiffy Pop lids.
Lenda L on Aug 31, 2015
I moved into a condo with limited storage space, and loved the idea of having a universal lid that could fit multiple sizes. This lid was also rated well.
Kim G on Aug 28, 2015
I love the Kuhn Rikon Spill Stopper Lid purchased in past. This Spill Stopper really lives up to the claims and I believe that will be the case with the Smart Lid with auto-release feature. I purchased the green pan skillets from SLT a couple of months ago and thought about the usefulness of this item but declined to purchase until today. I really enjoy all Kuhn Rikon products and fully endorse them. My daughter likes them as well.
Cheryl C. C on Aug 24, 2015
I loved the idea of one lid to fit many skillets and pots, and it does.
Barbara T on Aug 10, 2015
Saw in Cooking Class
Iris F on Jul 27, 2015
Shower gift
Donald C on May 30, 2015
this fits so many different sizes pots and pans. It's convenient not to have to look for the correct lid that fits. This product will fit most of the pans in my kitchen
Laura G on May 15, 2015
One lid that fits it all!! What could be better!!
J U on Mar 27, 2015
I bought this item to control my pasta pot from overflowing. I got to see the lid in action in a class and it is a really nice lid to own.
Jennifer M on Mar 25, 2015
This is a gift for my mom. My family has lots of pots and pans, some without lids. I thought that this type of lid would be helpful
ERIN H on Mar 24, 2015
great basic lid. I will use it with all the fry pans that don't come with lids
JaneEllen F on Mar 4, 2015
already have one love it... buying as a gift
DANIEL B on Feb 24, 2015
needed to cover larger skillets
Maryjo H on Feb 23, 2015
Very few quality universal lids are available. This appears to be of good quality and it received good reviews by customers.
Marc B on Feb 22, 2015
I have too way many standard lids, making a mess of my kitchen cabinets. If this works well, I will likely buy a second one and pack away all my glass lids.
Kathryn N on Feb 17, 2015
I have limited cabinet space and needed a lid that would function for all my pots.
Louise D on Apr 4, 2016
versatile and steam release option.
Karla D on Mar 24, 2016
WHY would the universal lid NOT be recommended for gas stovetops?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It might be related to the size of the pan related to the size of the burner. The outer edge of the lid is silicone, and most silicone is only heat resistant to 450-500 degrees F. The flame of an open gas burner can hit 3000 degrees F. If your flame comes up the side of the pan at all, the silicone won't stand a chance
How ""heat-resistant"" is this product

Can this product go from stovetop straight into the oven without damage?
A shopper on Mar 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This lid is not suggested for oven use. The instructions say it's recommended for electric and induction stoves only.
Is the plastic in this bpa free?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is BPA free.
TO do the buy one get one free...do you order one or 2?
Melinda C on Dec 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Order only one (1), and they will send you two. A sales rep told me to notify them, after receiving the shipment, if you receive only one. I had no problems, at all.

We have used this lid a couple of times, since it arrived this month, and it works great!
Is this lid slightly dome-shaped, or is it more flat?
Susan B on Oct 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It has a very slight dome. Mostly flat. But note: if the handle of your pans come up at an angle so they are above the plane of the top of the pan, this lid will not work well. The lid winds up resting on the handle of anything less than a 12" pan, obviating its multi-purpose feature. On our cast iron pans it is fine because the handles are even with the upper surface.
how can i use the "special offer" deal?
elizabeth on Dec 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This is a great lid to use with a variety of pan/pot sizes. In addition, there is a valve to allow steam to escape if you like. The only drawback is that it is better to use the lid on electric surfaces as opposed to gas. If the rim overlaps too much, the gas flames could be an issue.
Doh! I took apart the "smart" handle (one bolt holds all the parts together) to clean the inside of the valve - and now can't remember how to put it back together! Anyone have a graphic/schematic that shows how the pieces are re-assembled? Thanks! Kid-Who-Took-Apart-The-Engine-And-Now-Has-Too-Many-Pieces-Left-Over
Thomas R on Jun 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Very sorry but not. I am very aware of how unhandy I am. good luck! lenda
Can this lid be used in a microwave oven?
Paul on Nov 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, this lid is not microwave safe.
Can this lid be used in a microwave oven?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, the underside of handle is metal.
Can this lid be used in a microwave oven?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have checked several web-site descriptions of this lid and the only description includes stove-top and oven safe, not microwave safe. I don't plan on using mine in the microwave.
You show the lid on a gas burner. Is that OK?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This lid is only recommended for electric and induction stoves.
is the smart lid oven safe?

if so to what temperature?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, this lid is not oven safe
 

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