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Lid Service: An Ingenious Kitchen Storage Product We Didn’t Know We Needed

I’m always mindful of not falling into the trap of buying gimmicky merchandise that entices with its shiny newfangled ways but ultimately adds little value to my life (I’m looking at you, Avocado Slicer, Garlic Peeler, and Spiralizer). But that’s not to say I’m immune to the appeal of certain uni-taskers. In fact, I recently found myself searching for a solution to the perennial problem of where to put a hot, steaming lid when cooking—and was delighted to find several products up to the task. Apparently, I’m not the only one who loathes placing a hot lid directly on the counter (to me, it’s the cooking equivalent of fingernails on chalkboard).

Here are five lid stands that caught my eye.

Tosca Lid Ladle Stand
Above: We are big fans of Yamazaki’s Tosca line (see 10 Ingenious (and Inexpensive!) Small Storage Products from Japan), but their Lid Ladle Stand somehow slipped our notice. It’s made of powder-coated steel and ash wood; $23.
Pretty Handy Lid Spoon Rest
Above: Garkup’s bamboo Lid and Spoon Rest can fold flat for easy storage; $12.57 on Amazon.
Staub Cast Iron Lid Holder from Food52
Above: Staub’s sturdy Cast Iron Lid Holder works for both glass and heavy cast iron lids and features a silicone insert to catch drips; $49.
Yummy Sam Lid Spoon Rest
Above: The dishwasher-safe stainless-steel Lid and Spoon Rest by Yummy Sam is $8.99 on Amazon.
Frieling Lid Master Food52
Above: We especially like Frieling’s Lid Master for its multi-functionality. You can insert it between pans as a way to stack them without scratching; place it inside a pan of boiling water (it’s heat-resistant) to hold a smaller pot for a double boiler situation; keep one on the counter as a place to rest hot lids; or swivel the silicone feet to lay flat and use it as a trivet. A set of four is $40 at Food52.

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