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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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Description

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

4.5 / 5.0
17 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 22, 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
over 2 years 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 29, 2014
Purchased
over 3 years 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
over 3 years 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
1 year ago
Good addition to my kitchen
This lid is wonderful. It is the only one I need and I don't have to sort through the pile to find the right fit.
November 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Problem Solver
The lid is worth it just so I have a cover for some of my larger frying pans. The auto steam release feature is a great bonus. The silicone and lid appear to be good quality.
February 5, 2017
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
over 2 years ago
super handy
It's true. Sometimes it is a bother to go hunting for just the right lid. If you keep this one easy to reach, you soon won't bother with the others-- unless you're cooking in more than one pot, that is!
November 30, 2016
Purchased
1 year 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
1 year ago
 

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
versatile size and application. Much less expensive than individual glass lids
Teresa Q on Dec 15, 2017
i have several saute pans that didn't come with a lid.
this lid fits them all.
functional and easy to clean.
Diane R on Dec 9, 2017
versatile size and application. Much less expensive than individual glass lids
Teresa Q on Dec 15, 2017
I have one and love it. This purchase is for my nephew.
Ruth R on Dec 15, 2017
i have several saute pans that didn't come with a lid.
this lid fits them all.
functional and easy to clean.
Diane R on Dec 9, 2017
Son in law request
Catherine G on Dec 2, 2017
it's a gift
helen m on Nov 29, 2017
Flexibility and multiple uses
John R on Nov 27, 2017
Trying this lid to see if it works with a variety of pans. If it works, I'll order several more!
Deborah B on Nov 27, 2017
very effective & especially like auto-release valve..
Maureen L on Nov 26, 2017
need it
Kathleen M on Nov 21, 2017
Fits numerous size pots and has a convenient automatic steam release.
Ray G on Nov 17, 2017
My daughter in law requested it for Christmas!
REBECCA H on Nov 13, 2017
Husband requested as Christmas gift.
Susan C on Nov 3, 2017
I chose this because it fits many pot sizes. The adjustable vent is a great feature. Definitely expensive, but worth the money.
Jean R on Oct 27, 2017
For flexibility in size for small storage space in my travel trailer.
Susan C on Oct 4, 2017
Convenience
Thelma N on Jul 25, 2017
I like the glass covers as plastic melt.
Mabel G on Jul 17, 2017
wanted to try
Mary L on Jul 10, 2017
recommended by a friend
Sally K on Jun 26, 2017
To reduce the clutter of assorted lids in the cabinet
MINETTE M on Mar 30, 2017
Replace broken lid
Marcia F on Mar 11, 2017
purchased for a friend
Michelle S on Feb 17, 2017
Saw used at son's house
charles s on Feb 12, 2017
Works with all size pans; better than a splatter screen as can see food cooking; option to allow steam to escape
Christine M on Feb 3, 2017
My husband saw the cover in the Boston Globe and thought I would like to have it.
Anna May H on Jan 26, 2017
a friend has one and she says it has replaced all the random lids she has that don't fit
Tamera W on Jan 16, 2017
Looks like a versatile universal lid. I just want to try the steam release valve feature.
Philly Bob on Jan 14, 2017
Great gadget I love it
ROSAMARIA R on Jan 12, 2017
for me-cannot wait to have this luxury
LISA W on Jan 6, 2017
gift registery
Denise D on Jan 4, 2017
I have one. It's the lid I use for everything. I'm getting one for my kids now.
KAREN C on Dec 26, 2016
gift request
tina c on Dec 13, 2016
Don't need to release the steam manually, very useful
Emilie Y on Dec 5, 2016
Purchased one in the past and will give these as gifts
Teresita S on Dec 5, 2016
Pan and pot lids are becoming worn and damaged so they leak... so, I thought we'd try this type to see if it will maintain a steam environment.
Nancy C on Dec 5, 2016
I need a good lid for cooking.
Mykan W on Dec 5, 2016
product on Xmas list.
Gale Y on Nov 30, 2016
Have. One myself...love it
James H on Nov 27, 2016
I have one and love it, so I decided to purchase one as a gift for a family member.
Cordelia Z on Nov 21, 2016
My son-in-law cooks. Saw this and liked it for xmas.
Jane S on Nov 21, 2016
gifts.
Linda D on Nov 18, 2016
Lids are always a problem. I hope that these do the trick.
ROBERT F on Nov 6, 2016
Looks handy
Charlotte G on Nov 4, 2016
I need lid on my pans
Maki O on Oct 31, 2016
Like the concept of one lid that fits multiple pots/pans.
Debbie P on Oct 29, 2016
I just moved and I cannot find the lids to my pots and skillets
anna c on Oct 24, 2016
I am always searching for lids in cupboards and this will be a "one stop shop" when I am cooking.
NANCY G on Oct 24, 2016
It looks like a god kitchen tool.
A L on Oct 22, 2016
it could be used on different size pots
Joann C on Oct 12, 2016
To use on pans and skillets without lids.
Vicki H on Oct 6, 2016
I have one for our home and love it's versatility. I decided to buy one for our condo.
laura h on Sep 21, 2016
I have one and love it. This purchase is for my nephew.
Ruth R on Dec 15, 2017
Son in law request
Catherine G on Dec 2, 2017
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.
what are its dimensions?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The lid is 12.5 inches in diameter. I use it on my 10” and 12” sauté pans and it works perfectly for those. I have not tried to or needed to use it on any other pans. P.S. I LOVE it! No need for messy spatter screens, with the vent open foods crisp up nicely. It is easy to clean with just hot soapy water in a dishpan! I have given 4 of them as gifts because I like it so well!!! Hope you will too!
Does it fit on staub cast iron universal pan, it's around 11 1/4" in diameter?
serancc on Oct 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don’t have that particular pan but it fits on ALL the pots and pans I do have! Love it!
What is the diameter of the lid? Have a large, but odd, shaped pan I've been looking for a lid for. Have been using a large cookie sheet just sitting on top...
Shawn Z on Aug 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's 12.25 inches, outside edge to outside edge - round. Depending on the size of your cookie sheet, this may not be your best choice.
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.
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.
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.
The top knob came off. Is it glued in place or did something break?Anyone else have this issue?
Peter G on Feb 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have not had any problem. Not sure when you bought yours, I purchased about 2 years+ ago. Lid is attached with a round "disk", rubber gasket between disk and glass top, and connected with a screw.
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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