I purchased from the ‘Alternate line’ and my lid does not have a perfect close, how functional is it:
Regarding the functionality of the lids in the ‘Alternate line’. We check them to make sure the ‘miss-fit’ is not great enough to affect functioning and are mostly functional in just the same way as the regular line. And as mentioned earlier, steam escapes the pot only when the food is almost done cooking, so reduce heat to low so it can continue to condense naturally. Or turn the stove off, the heat inside is enough to cook the food to completion.