View Poll Results: How do you put the lid down when you take it off the pot to stir or add ingredients
Put the lid handle side up 50 43.10%
Put the lid upside down with the handle underneath (touching the counter) 66 56.90%
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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When you are cooking and you take a lid off the pot. When you put it on the counter do you:

1. Put it down with the handle up
2. Put it upside down with the inside up and the handle underneath

So we were at my in-laws vacation house this weekend. They have a smooth top cooktop. My sister was cooking breakfast and put the lid handle-up on the stove. This horrible vacuum suction thing happened and the lid got stuck - when we tried to pick it up it cracked the entire right side of the cooktop.

My sister and I married twin brothers - so the men went on and on about putting the lid down the wrong way. But old habits are hard to break - because our mom did it handle side up.

$250 dollars for just the glass for the cooktop. Luckily we have handy husbands that can replace it.
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I put it with the handle down. That way juices/water doesnt get all over my counter.
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I put it with the handle down. That way juices/water doesnt get all over my counter.
That is the way my DH's mom does it too, but my mom always put it handle side up so you didn't burn yourself.

Interesting. .. . The story gets more exciting. I will post the saga in the original post.
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I put it with the handle down. That way juices/water doesnt get all over my counter.
Plus, all the heat inside the lid worries me, I'm afraid it would explode.
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I put it with the handle down. That way juices/water doesnt get all over my counter.
That is primarily my reason for doing it handle side down too.

But I've also seen it explode the glass cook tops from touching the cold glass with a hot lid. Huge vacuum and POP! Busted glass top. My husband's not handy so I try to avoid breaking things at all cost!
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I put it with the handle down. That way juices/water doesnt get all over my counter.
this.

my DH on the other hand does it the other way and it drives me CRAZY. the countertop get all wet and dirty and of course he doesn't clean it. just thinking about it annoys me!
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Ditto.
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I put it with the handle down. That way juices/water doesnt get all over my counter.
Yeah that. I just don't touch the metal part with my hands so I don't get burned, no biggie.
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This.
To pick it up I just slide my hand under the lid and grab the handle, no burns & no mess.
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