Originally Posted by no mayonnaise
That sounds reasonable but have you actually tested this to see if the real dollar value saved is significant?
Either way you simmer lentils, not boil.
Besides, lentils turn out a lot better in a pressure cooker anyway.
saving is significant in my household
Lids on saucepans boiling or simmering food in liquid = economic cooking is a widely recommended procedure unless you are reducing sauces or unless directly forbidden in particular cooking procedures (eg pasta seems better if cooked in an open saucepan)
And yes, I do know the difference between "boil" and "simmer.
But we weren't asked about cookng lentils in a pressure cooker and not everyone has one.