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Revere Ware lid with a hole

Reader Michael found this lid at a thrift store.

Note the hole.  I’ve never seen another Revere Ware lid with a hole like that; Michael found two.  Given that the holes were in different spots on each lid, and Revere Ware is not known to have put any holes in their lids, these were probably added by a previous owner.

The benefit of having a hole in the lid is it allows for pressure changes inside the pot when there is a boiling liquid, which keeps the lid from rattling on the pot.  Pretty useful, really.

6 Responses to Revere Ware lid with a hole

  1. Troy July 15, 2021 at 6:51 pm #

    Are these the lids to coffee makers ?

    • RevereWareParts July 19, 2021 at 11:37 am #

      I don’t think they are small enough to fit on any of percolators or the dripolator. I’m not sure what purpose a hold on the coffee makers would serve either.

  2. Troy August 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm #

    I had always thought that those tiny holes in the drip coffee maker lids were there to allow the hot water to drain freely.
    But I don’t know if this is accurate.

    • RevereWareParts August 1, 2021 at 8:50 pm #

      It’s possible. I’ve never seen that on the Revere Ware drip coffee pots and coffee servers. The lids are generally leaky enough to allow air flow for pouring. And in this case, the lids are larger tan the coffee pot size, and the holes are not consistent, leaving one with the impression they are hand made and not factory made.

  3. Troy September 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm #

    I had always thought that the Revere Ware drip coffee makers had a small hole drilled in the lids, close to the knob.

  4. Troy September 26, 2021 at 8:18 pm #

    I have some photos of RW lods with holes.
    How do I post photos here ?

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