Should Le Creuset lids fit tightly?

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sadkate

Should Le Creuset lids fit tightly?

I keep reading instructions in my Delia bible that say "in a pot with a tight fitting lid". I'm thinking of investing in a cast iron casserole, Le Creus or another make, maybe even a cast aluminium one.

However, I keep finding ones with lids that wobble a little. Is this normal? I can't imagine that's making a tight seal if it wobbles.

TIA.

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sam from worthing

tight fitting lids

my le c, has a fairly tight fitting lid...put it this way tight enough for how delia recommends.

most lids are a little loose, for steam.

only proper tight fitting would be a pressure cooker.

the lids on slow cookers are designed to be loose, as the steam created makes a seal.

you can always cover your pan/dish with tin foil and wrap it down, if a lid is not big enough.

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tubs

Le Creuset

I love the Le Creuset casseroles but you are right the lids dont form a tight fit in my opinion. To overcome this just cover the pan with some foil and then put the lid on, problem solved.

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sadkate

Rice?

Does anyone use them to steam rice a la Delia's foolproof method?

I keep failing when I try to do this in one of my ordinary stainless steel pans. They're not bad pans and I'm not a terrible cook, honest, but they do have steam vents in the lid and I wonder if this is why.

Rice is one of the reasons I'm thinking of investing in one of these.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Rice

This is Delia's method, she doesn't use a saucepan...

http://www.deliaonline.com/how-to-cook/rice-and-pasta/how-to-cook-perfect-rice.html


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SonyaK

Rice

I cook rice by Delia's method and use a non-stick frypan - works well for me!

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JAMES

Rice.

Never been good at cooking rice, no idea why, I've tried so many methods.

Delias method does not work for me. Onion in it? Erm, why? I only want to cook rice, not rice with onion in it. So, I left the onion out, still no joy.

Boo Hoo!

Now I order rice when I eat out......
I can't cook steak well either, so again, I enjoy it when eating out instead.

x

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Kilmory

Rice

I cook rice Maddhur Jaffrey's way.

Measure the rice by volume in a jug and put in pan, Add a scant one and a half times the rice of boiling water e.g. 5 fl.oz rice, 7.5 fl.oz water. Cover and turn the heat very low - I find white basmati takes 10 minutes and is always dry and fluffy.

Kilmory

 
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