The water and the food being cooked are placed in the saucepan, then the Smart Steamer Lid is placed on top of the saucepan with the saucepan lid applied on top. High heat is applied only long enough to bring the water in the saucepan to the boil (the water will not boil and produce steam until the water and the food being cooked reach the same temperature, ensuring that the food content is cooked evenly).
When steam appears from around the lid, the heat source is then turned to the lowest setting. Even on the lowest heat setting, the contents of the saucepan will continue to cook at the optimal temperature of 100 degrees centigrade for the duration of the cooking cycle.
The Smart Steamer Lid creates an environment within the saucepan which no other saucepan and lid can create by themselves. This environment, coupled with the use of considerably less water and energy, promotes the onset of the cooking cycle in a measurably shorter time than traditional cooking methods.
This allows the user to have complete control over the cooking cycle without the fear of ever burning or overcooking their food.