It is almost Thanksgiving and if you are like us here at The Lid Store & More you are already prepping your Turkey dinner with all the fixings! We are going through our cupboards pulling out mixing bowls, storage dishes, pie plates, and…where is that roasting pan? Many of us only use a roasting pan once or twice a year and don’t realize we may be missing this essential dish until moments before we need it. But, not to worry - there are lots of alternative options if you’re missing this item.
One of the biggest benefits to owning a roasting pan is that it’s large enough to fit your turkey (typically up to 20 pounds), but how many of us are really cooking a 20 pound turkey? Take a peek at some of these last minute roasting pan ideas if you are in a pinch (double check that your dish is oven safe before using):
1. Make a last minute run to the store for an aluminum disposable dish from the store for just a few bucks. If you wait until Thanksgiving Day likely your local grocery store is closed and you need to keep moving down the list 2. Have a crock-pot? Take the ceramic dish out of the inside and it’s perfect for roasting. Only downside is that while the tall sides hold in the turkey drippings your turkey skin might not get as crispy as you like. 3. Use a cast iron or stainless steel skillet (make sure the handle is the same material) for a smaller sized turkey. You may need to remove drippings more often throughout the cooking process but it’ll work just fine. 4. Use a large casserole dish. This is probably the most common go-to. Just remember not to cool your turkey skin with cold water in the dish to avoid cracks or splitting glass from the drastic temperature change. 5. Ask a friend if they have an extra you can borrow. This option may seem too simple but sometimes when you’re in a pinch you just don’t think of it.
Maybe you have your own idea. Let us know if you do! Just remember to… 1. Make sure your dish is oven safe. 2. Your dish has sides tall enough to catch the drippings and minimize splash. 3. To help your turkey cook all the way around rest it on top of a bed of onions and potatoes to allow the drippings to move away from the skin.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from all of us The Lid Store and More!
Springtime is upon us and new colors are popping up everywhere. We have some exciting new options in some of our most popular sizes. Whether you're bringing your favorite dish to a potluck or leftovers to work the next day, we'll help your Pyrex collection stand out.
I'm very excited to introduce a variety of new colors in one of my most favorite sizes, the 3 cup rectangle. We have added Copper Orange, Lawn Green, Dark Red, Jet Grey and Ice Blue to the 3 cup sizes, so there's something for everyone! One fun idea is to color code each person's leftovers by lid, so that each family member knows which is theirs.
We also carry two new baking dish lids, now in purple. Check out the 8x8 Pyrex baking dish lid and the 2 quart Pyrex baking dish lid in this funky new color. You can take your favorite treats to share and have a fun lid to introduce them!
We’ve added a new color family to the mix with the Pyrex Dark Red lid line. You can find 3 cup rectangles, 1 cup and 2 cup rounds, and both 9x13” and 8x8” Easy Grab baking dish lids. This red is just slightly darker than the classic Pyrex red that is commonly found in stores.
Thanks for stopping by and let us know if you have any questions about these fun new lid colors! Customerservice@lidstoreandmore.com
Are you wondering which replacement lid is right for you? Check out this short video with some helpful tips!
Hi, I’m Mary from the Lid Store & More. We started this business to address a problem I was having in the kitchen with lost and broken food storage lids. The more friends I talked to, the more I realized this was a common problem and the Lid Store and More was born.
Today I’d like to address one of the most common questions we get at the Lid Store:
“How do I know what replacement lid is right for my container?”
In most cases, all you’ll need to do is reference the dish in question. On the bottom will be a product or item number, which corresponds to the lid that goes with it. Typically, this number is also on the lid you’ll be buying. If the number doesn’t match, the lid probably won’t fit.
However, you’ll notice on some of our products that there is “buying tip” note. These address special cases where the lid fits more than one type of dish and the product number is just slightly different.