12" - 14" wide stainless steel cookware lids control how well heat is retained inside the pot, with some metals achieving higher and more consistent temperatures than others. Stainless steel lids are durable but their handles might be a point of weakness without rivets. Oversized handles make management easier while strap handles are suited to pots that need to be used in the oven and on range tops. Covers should fit tightly enough to prevent heat loss but not so snugly as to create pressure inside the pot. Choosing lids that share the brand of the cookware they are intended for helps ensure the right fit, but you can match the measurements of the rim of the pot with the lid. 12" - 14" wide stainless steel cookware lids are engineered for use with many pots and pans, making optimal use of space and budgets.