Locking Lid Pan, 5-quart


The locking lid pan has uniquely styled handles that allow the cook to secure the lid to the pan and is useful for straining foods such as pasta, potatoes and hard boiled eggs.


Why Blind Friendly?

Straining foods cooked in a hot liquid such as potatoes or pasta can be difficult with vision loss. Carrying a heavy pan of boiling hot water to a sink requires two hands and without sight knowing exactly where the colander is in the sink is an educated guess. The locking lid pan allows the cook to turn the handle dials to secure the lid onto the pan. The pot of hot water can be carried to the sink and the cook can drain the water out of the pan knowing the food is safely secured inside and that the lid can not come off until the cook turns the dials. The hot water is safely directed down the drain through the draining holes in the lid that line up with the spout found on either side of the rim of the pan. The ceramic coating makes it very non-stick so there will be no need to awkwardly hold the hot pan with one hand and try and scrape the contents of the pan with the other hand. Most foods will slide out easily allowing the cook to use both hands to direct the emptying of the pan.


Read the Product Physical Description and Use and Care Below. Also available, Locking-Lid Pan, 8-quart.

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Physical Description:
There are 2 parts to this product:  the 5 quart capacity pasta/stock pot and a separate lid.
The pot has unique round handles that have a dial-like mechanism that allow the cook to secure the lid to the pot. The pot is 5 inches deep, 9 inches across, and when measured from the outside edges of the three inch round handles it is 14 inches from handle to handle. It is lined in nonstick ceramic and the metal pot is made of a relatively lightweight stainless steel reinforced with titanium. There is a spout on either side of the rim of the pan to allow the straining function. The lid has a one inch wall of steel that inserts into the pan when the lid is on.  On one side of this “wall” is a 2-inch group of small straining holes and directly across is a 2-inch strip of larger draining holes.

Use and Care:

Step 1:  Make sure you understand how the locking lid pan works before you go to use it. The handle dials are not round all the way. When the round part of the dial is over the glass lid of the pan, that round part will not allow the lid to be removed. It is important to be sure the dials are BOTH in the lock position. If one dial is left unlocked, the lid CAN come away from the pan. Practice locking and unlocking the lid until you are sure you understand how the locking system works.

Step 2: Remove the lid from the pan. Notice the smaller and larger holes that will hold back the food while you are draining the water. You have a choice of using the smaller holes on one side to drain the water or the larger holes on the other side. The smaller holes should be used for smaller food pieces, and the draining of the water will be slower. The larger holes are for larger food pieces and will allow more water to drain faster. You do need to decide which size of holes you want to use and know where the holes are located in the lid.

Step 3:  Notice the spouts on the rim of the pan on either side located directly between the pan handles. They are exactly the same size and shape.

Step 4:  Line up the panel of drain holes you have decided to use to align directly with one of the spouts. The draining holes  must be aligned with a spout for the water to flow freely out of the pan.  If you forget which side the larger drain holes are on, it really does not matter. The water will just drain slower if you use the smaller holes. The alignment is what matters.

Step 5:  When it is time to drain the cooked food, put the lid on the hot pan making sure the drain holes are matched up to the spouts of the pan. Turn the dials on the handles to be in a locked position.

Step 6:  Carry the lidded pot to the sink and direct the water away from you into the sink. Directing the water away from you sends the steam that will be produced toward the back of the sink and away from your hands and face. When you can no longer hear any water being drained, turn the lidded pot upright and move it to where the next step of your cooking takes place. Carefully unlock the lid and you are ready for the next step!

Both the lid and the pan are stovetop and oven safe. They are also dishwasher safe. Steel utensils will not damage the nonstick ceramic lining of the pan.