This thing is the best!
Sep 10, 2018
It's canning season, and I'm halfway through my two bushels of tomatoes. I tested out my Simmermat on a batch of ketchup, and what a delight! Not only could I reduce the tomato sauce by half with no scorching, there literally wasn't even any sticking to the bottom of the pot. Next order with Lehman's I'm getting a couple more.
Mar 16, 2018
I use it all the time, for anything from broth to oatmeal. Calms down the flame on my cooktop and spreads the heat. Surprising that a simple little piece of metal can do so much.
Real help on my stove!
Jan 24, 2018
I have owned my SimmerMat for 2 years now. It keeps my large kettle (9 quart) of water simmering all day long in the winter to alleviate the dry air in our house without the danger of boiling dry. It keeps my vegetables simmering without burning when I'm cooking supper. In fact, I love my SimmerMat so much, I am ordering 2 more so I can have more than one pot/kettle/pan simmering on my gas stove at the same time.
Sep 4, 2017
Works good with my electric stove burner. Just be careful that skillet, or pan does not slide off the mat.
Apr 26, 2017
I love it! My gas range doesn't get low enough to not burn the bottom of some food. This has been a great help!
It really saved me -- First try...
Jan 8, 2017
I am an avid home beermaker. I am trying a different recipe, which requires a cereal mash. Basically, a portion of the grains (along with their enzymes) are reserved to heat and gelatanize the starches in cereals (in my case polenta). I bought a double boiler for the task, and it was totally inadequate (it was only half as big as I needed). Luckily, I bought the simmer mat. It allowed me to mash the full batch without scorching. Worked like a charm...
Feb 21, 2015
I love this thing! I use it almost every day. It has saved many meals and dishes I have made since I bought it.
Dec 27, 2014
The Simmer Mat is wonderful! We've used it for several years. Definitely a product that performs as described. When in stock we'll order another for those busy times in kitchen. We've recommended The Simmer Mat to many friends.
Jan 31, 2014
This is a must for anyone on a propane stove! I've found it perfect for sauces, soups and beans and even breakfast oatmeal or grits! The only time it failed me was when I used my one small simmer burner. That burner was low enough with the propane to not need the mat.
Dec 17, 2013
I live in the country and have a gas stove converted to propane. The conversion costs the stove top all of it's low end settings and simmering was impossible until I started to use this mat. I have tried several different styles of mats and this one is the only one that gives me a true simmer. Thank you Lehman's for a wonderful product. Each cook in may family is getting one for Christmas this year.
Oct 19, 2013
The Simmermat works great with foods that dry out if you reheat them too long. I can reheat leftover beans or rice and simmer for a long time without drying out the food. It took a few times to judge the right setting on my stove burner, but once I did, perfection!
Jul 12, 2013
Bought my simmer mat last summer. Love it! At canning time I can now cook large pots of soups or spaghetti sauce without scorching. Also works wonderful under my whistling tea kettle (also from Lehman's). I have purchased three additional simmer mats and will be giving them to family members as Christmas gifts. Great product!!
Apr 1, 2013
My parents have one of these on their gas range and use it a lot. We have only good things to say about it.
Feb 12, 2013
We decided to do a kitchen remodel and, unfortunately, replaced our old electric cook top. Our new GE cook top runs insanely hot, so much so that any setting eventually reaches boiling temperatures. If I didn't have my SimmerMats simmering anything would be impossible. I highly recommend a SimmerMat for anyone with a similar stove top problem.
Feb 6, 2013
This is, undoubtedly, one of the best items I've ordered! Finally able to complete a meal without foods sticking to the cooking container! Am going to order another one!
Dec 14, 2012
I'm vegan and eat lots of bean dishes. Since I bought the simmer mat, I can just put on the beans and leave them until they begin to thicken, and even then, I rarely need to stir. This little gadget has unchained me from the kitchen! Judy
Dec 14, 2012
Not for ceran cook tops. I used the simmer mat, points down, to simmer soup on the lowest possible setting on my glass cook top. The soup boiled dry, the mat left pits in the cook top where the points came in contact with it, (as if the top melted) and seems to have removed the shiny surface of the cook top under the mat.
Aug 8, 2012
I LOVE my SimmerMats. They're actually more of a simmer plate -- they get my pots up off the heat, and I've been able to simmer all kinds of things -- even OATMEAL without burning, scorching, or sticking.
Jun 20, 2012
I have bought this SimmerMat for my own use and I am in the process of buying these for friends or family if they have a gas stove. Being able to simmer some soups or stews and not have them fuse to the inside of the bottom of the pan is great. Cost for this mat is very reasonable - and will be buying more of them.
May 30, 2012
I am sold on this great item! I can now simmer sauces, potato soup, puddings, you name it, without having them stick to the pan. It works like a double boiler does, but is more convenient; there's no clean-up after use, either.
May 26, 2012
one of the best inventions for us gas people...i can actually simmer now! would highly recommend this!
May 2, 2012
Electric, gas, or wood works for all three.I bought one for my son and his wife who have an electric stove for the first time and they love it. I also bought one for my northwoods cabin where I have an older gas range and a wood range. It works well on both.
Apr 10, 2012
THIS is what I remembered my Father using when I was a kid. Have wanted one ever since. It's so hard to simmer on a gas stove without scorching whatever you are making. It works great! Every cook should have at least one.
Feb 1, 2012
I absolutely LOVE this simmer mat! No more burned potato soup, rice dishes, spagetti sauce, etc. I am going to get more for my daughters, as it puts the joy back into cooking!!
Jan 27, 2012
I purchased the SimmerMat about a year ago and just love it! It works so great. I have a glass top stove, so I have to use it with the bumps down. It's fantastic for slow cooking everything. Milk dishes (puddings, etc.), chili, rice - none of it will burn. But it has to be used on low heat, so do follow the instructions.
Jan 12, 2012
This is a great alternative to a double boiler. It's definitely a handy gadget and reasonably priced. No more scorched foods for me!
Dec 1, 2011
Just wanted you to know that we are happy with our simmer mat. I did not think we would use it that much. But everytime we turn around ...we have use for it. Love it!!
Nov 26, 2011
Fabulous!! Wish I'd had this item for years...no more scorched soups and stews. I love it and will be giving these to people I know!
Sep 30, 2011
I cook propane stove and kept scorching the pan trying to heat up milk to make yogurt. I just made my first batch of yogurt using the SimmerMat and no scorching. Worth every penny.
Sep 22, 2011
I have a gas stove that even on the simmer burner could never achieve an actual simmer. This little gem lets me simmer on ANY burner. I absolutely love this gadget. I have purchased multiples to give to my friends and family. Get it...You need it!
Sep 20, 2011
I ordered two simmer mats for use on my propane gas range. They are everything I'd hoped they'd be. I have used them for simmering large pots of sauce for canning, as well as cooking soup, sauce and rice. Previously it was impossible to actually simmer anything on my stove. At the lowest burner setting items still continued to boil vigorously. With the simmer mat I can actually obtain and maintain a technical simmer for extended periods of time. As of dinner tonight, I was very happy that I had purchased two since I had a sweet and sour sauce and rice to cook simultaneously. The mats look exactly the same after multiple uses as they did the day I unpacked them. They show no changes from prolonged exposure to the flames. I'm thoroughly satisfied. So glad a product like this exists!
Sep 6, 2011
I've been cooking down tomato sauce for 30 years and with the simmermat this is the first year it hasn't stuck to the bottom of the pan and also hasn't overcooked/tasted burnt.
Aug 29, 2011
love the mat.. my husband found this product for me. I make large pots of garden tomato sauce at canning time. I have made 3 pots and not one burn or scorch. simmers low and slow...
Aug 26, 2011
Arrived just in time to make a batch of peach butter - WITHOUT STICKING TO THE PAN! What a great product
Aug 15, 2011
I bought 2 of these (I never buy 1 of anything). I haven't burned anything since I've been using these SimmerMats. Am buying 4 more-for my kids for Xmas.
Aug 15, 2011
I love this! I have a gas stove but could never simmer things for a long time without them burning on the bottom of the pan. I've had this simmer mat for 2 years now and I can let spaghetti sauce or even sweetened applesauce cook for a long time without worrying about burning.
Aug 1, 2011
This product works fantastic! Using it basically adds another low-btu burner to your cooktop.
Mar 17, 2011
Bought two for a friend of mine several months ago. The simmer matts that were purchased do an excellent job of keeping sauces warm without burning or scorching.
Dec 22, 2010
bought a glass top cooktop 2 yrs ago.have hated it since day one.Simmermat let's me cook not burn food.
Mar 12, 2010
I BOUGHT 2, ALREADY HAD ONE FROM A COOKING CATALOG. THE ONE i HAD WAS THICKER, KEPT THE HEAT DOWN MORE, BUT THESE DO A CREDIBLE JOB. i PUT THEM TOGETHER IF i WANT LESS HEAT.
Jan 30, 2010
Product works very well in general. But when I use my T-fal skillet with copper bottom, care must be taken to prevent the pan from sliding right off the SimmerMat's bumps. Had one close call already!
May 28, 2009
I love this product!!! I made a melted chocolate sauce and with the simmermat on low heat it was so easy. I use it for all my sauces now and for slow cooking and to keep my food warm. It works wonders when you use it on low heat. My food never burns! Just wonderful item!!!