The Aalto Pot Guard is a kitchen helper that is beloved for its design and functionality. The lid made of birch wood is based on the designs of Alvar Aalto: The wavy lines are found in a variety of Aalto's products and speaks a clear, natural design language.
The Pot Guard acts according to its name as the "Aalto Pot Guard". The wood utensil is clamped between the cooking pot and the lid, thus ensuring that nothing is over-cooked thanks to the resulting space. The curved shape sits firmly between the pot and lid - so you can simmer the food in the pot for a few minutes. Since iittala produces the Pot Guard from birch wood, it does not heat up too much and can be used whilst cooking without burning your fingers.
After cooking, the Aalto Pot Guard can also be used as a pot coaster.