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How to Choose the Best Lid for Your Cast Iron

By: Lodge Cast Iron / June 30, 2022

With so many options available, it’s sometimes tricky to pick the right lid for your cookware. From cast iron to dutch oven, we have you covered. Many Lodge lids are compatible with multiple items, and you may already have one that works with the piece you want to add to your kitchen. That’s where this guide comes in to help—use it to find a perfect-fitting lid to top off your pot or pan next time you make mouthwatering braised chicken, flavorful jambalaya, or creamy skillet queso.

Skillet with lid

Cast Iron Lids

Cast Iron Lids

Glass Lids

Glass lid guide

Now that you’ve chosen the right size, you may wonder if you should go with a glass or cast iron lid

Glass Lids are lightweight and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. This is the way to go if you want to watch your food as it cooks without removing the lid and losing heat and moisture. Our glass lids are oven safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. They work well for sautéing veggies, simmering sauces, or finishing off a fried egg.

Our cast iron lids are designed with self-basting tips to evenly circulate moisture as your food cooks. They also have great durability and a more secure fit, providing better high-heat capabilities for baking bread and braising meats.

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