Sometimes, you luck out in the kitchen. Your pan-fried chicken ends up decked in a delicious crispy skin, all while being succulently moist when you bite in. Most of the time, though, that’s not the case. The Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid with Auto Release Valve can help ensure you get the good results every time.
Lay this on top of the frying pan while your chicken is steeped in boiling oil and it will lock in all the moisture. Once a little too much steam builds up, the valve will automatically open, letting go of just enough to ensure the food still stays hydrated throughout the cooking process.
Not just for fried chicken, the Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid can be used for any pan-frying, steaming, braising, simmering and sautéing duties, performing the same task of locking in just the optimal amount of moisture. You can also lock the valve full-time for steaming vegetables or braising meats. Designed to replace all the other lids in your kitchen drawer (you can use them to build junk art or something), it can fit any cooking pot and pan with a diameter of 9 to 11 inches, using a unique steeped silicone gasket to form a tight seal, regardless of the cookware’s size. It comes with a tempered glass center, so you can keep an eye on the food as it cooks. Plus, it has a flower-shaped knob on top, so you can totally tell the wife that she should be the one doing the cooking because the lid’s got flowers and stuff. Hey, it could work.
The Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid is available now, priced at $30.