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.
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