Why do MEC pots and pans have different lid designs?


The reason the pans have a cone-shaped lid is: because the pan has shorter walls and is more shallow (compared to the pot design), and the slightly “taller” cone-shaped lid helps it to condense steam naturally.

The pots have a regular shaped lid because of their taller walls that do not require their lid to be tall as well to do the same thing – condense steam.