The 20" - 22" wide stainless steel cookware lids are just as important as the particular items they cover. Each lid fits securely on the pan, pot or other cooking tool that they are designed to shield. Common uses for these precisely fitted tops include steaming vegetables or leaving a soup to slowly simmer while cooking. Recipes that feature boiling liquids will often ask for the 20" - 22" wide stainless steel cookware lids as a way of preventing unwanted spillage from occurring. The durable material protects each cover from various types of damage and ensures that these important items stand up to the most uncompromising professional kitchens.