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Do these GIR Silicone Lids perform as they say they do? I tested them in my own kitchen and give you my opinion.
Kitchen Space Management
I think if you asked anyone if they have enough storage space in their kitchens, the unequivocal answer would be, “No.”
However, there are some of us out there whose negative answers to that question has nothing to do with vanity. Nor is it wishful thinking. We actually don’t have much, if any, kitchen storage space.
For me, that means no counters and only one full-wall cabinet unit, so I’m always looking for gadgets that take up very little space. These GIR lids are a near-perfect solution for me because they can be rolled up very small and stored in a drawer. And that small footprint is important to me.
I was provided with 4 lids–9×6, 9×9, 10 & 12-inch.
The lids come in two shapes.
The round shapes (10 & 12-inches) are perfectly suited to stovetop use and form an airtight seal due to suction. They’re easy to grab when you need them if kept close to your range. I have mine rolled up on a shelf above my stove for easy access.
The rectangular (9×6) and square (9×9) shape I found useful to cover casserole dishes that I place on my table. They help to keep food warm as well. They can also be useful in the oven for when a recipe calls for you to cover while baking. I didn’t try this yet, though, but it would probably be the same as the round lids I used for stovetop cooking.
Needless to say, silicone is safe at high temperatures as well as low temperatures. They’re also great covers for microwave cooking and reheating. The sizes offered are perfect for most pans that will fit in your microwave.
What I’d Like To See
There was one feature that I didn’t like about these lids. For lack of a better word, they were too “floppy.” When I grabbed a round one to cover a skillet, part of the lid dipped into the food and caused a small mess on my stove when I repositioned it on the pan. These lids could do with being a bit thicker so they don’t “flop” so much. And because they are pretty thin, you cannot place anything on top of it should you use it to cover a casserole that’s being refrigerated.
Another suggestion is to include a spring for around the perimeter that would keep the lid rigid. That spring could fit in a channel and could be removable for storage. I envision something like a pressure cooker lid and gasket type of set up.
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