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What's the best way to keep cover of a pan slightly opened?

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If you need to keep cover of pan or bowl slightly opened during cooking, what's the best way to do this. May be there is devices for that, if so preferably non-metal. Specifically glass bowl like Pyrex in a microwave.

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A different option is to use a silicon lid. You don't have to leave it open, you just cover the pot fully and it bleeds off steam on its own just like a tilted solid lid.

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I have a rice cooker where the lid's vent hole is slightly too small, so I've done this by propping the lid open with a chopstick on one end of the lid. If you want it to be evenly vented, you could put one chopstick on both sides of the lid.


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What's the best way to keep cover of a pan slightly opened?

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If you need to keep cover of pan or bowl slightly opened during cooking, what's the best way to do this. May be there is devices for that, if so preferably non-metal. Specifically glass bowl like Pyrex in a microwave.


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A different option is to use a silicon lid. You don't have to leave it open, you just cover the pot fully and it bleeds off steam on its own just like a tilted solid lid.

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@Rob you have some kind of advanced version then. I have one like these: amazon.de/…. When I use it on stovetop, the steam comes out between the cover and the pot rim, instead of making a mess. It also does the vacuum-stay-put thing well on cold pots and bowls. - rumtscho Dec 6 at 10:25

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