If you’re part of the multi-cooker craze, you don’t want to miss Instant Pot’s secret feature. Chances are, you’ve already wondered why on earth the handles are so small on the famous pressure cooker. Well, wonder no more.

As it turns out, there’s a purpose for the small, slotted handles and it’s more genius than you could have imagined. Those two small handles go together like peanut butter and jelly and form a lid handle! Keep scrolling to see how.

As you can see, the lid handle is the exact size of the base handle underneath––how did we not notice this until now?

The next time you’re whipping up something super hot and have no idea where to put the burning lid, all you have to do is slip the lid handle into the base handle and voila! No more condensation all over your counter or burnt fingertips.

The lid stays within reach but nicely out of the way. And since the Instant Pot is giant already, now you don’t need to waste even more countertop space trying to find a safe spot for the lid.

We didn’t know it was possible, but we love the Instant Pot more than ever!

––Karly Wood

Photos: Karly Wood for Red Tricycle/Featured photo: Courtesy of Instant Pot