Alton covers his boiling pasta? I thought he advocates stirring it plenty and don't remember seeing him removing the lid to do so, unless that was fresh pasta as opposed to box pasta.
Anyway, you think the moisture that collects on your pasta pot lid is bad legend?
Try cleaning up after a large amount of dogs and lifting the metal garbage can lid for a "fresh deposit" on a warm day. You are very careful how you lift the lid and where you hold it......
Give us this day our daily bacon.