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When I saw that this one also featured a stay-open-for-serving hinged lid and had good reviews, I didn't hesitate to purchase it
on December 26, 2015
I was looking for a lock down lid for transporting. When I saw that this one also featured a stay-open-for-serving hinged lid and had good reviews, I didn't hesitate to purchase it. Ironically, the feature that led me to buy this product is the cause for what I don't like about it. I have no reason to think that the locking lid doesn't prevent spills, but the hinge and rubber gasket create a huge gap between the lid and the top of the pot on the side opposite the hinge unless the lid is locked! (See pictures #1-2.) So I thought, "Okay, all is not lost. It's not exactly convenient, but I'll just disengage the hinge while cooking and re-engage for serving or transporting. Well, it turns out that the design of the hinge is such that when the lid is disengaged from the hinge, there is a small gap (picture #3) on the hinge side because the arm that is attached to the lid rests on top of the hinge piece. (See picture #4.) Even that gap is far too large to allow for efficient cooking or to prevent RAPID moisture loss. Very disappointed. Poor engineering of a great idea. Hinge and gasket could easily be modified to eliminate the problems I have mentioned. Fortunately, I ordered with Amazon Prime, because I WILL be returning this item.