American Metalcraft BA840A 8 3/4" Round Aluminum Dome Basting Cover

Item #: 124840A

The American Metalcraft BA840A is a great solution for kitchens everywhere. Avoid messes on the stove and on the grill from frying foods such as eggs, bacon, burgers, steak, chicken, and other items that may cause a hot greasy splash.

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American Metalcraft BA840A 8 3/4" Round Aluminum Dome Basting Cover

4.6 stars from 66 reviews


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    We use theses all day every day and they work well for the money. I would suggest removing the knob and placing some super glue in the hole and tightening real quick. The knobs always come loose.

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    I was after a simple cooking dome and this product delivers. It has no frills and a no frills price, but the product does the job well. We use it to finish burgers and crab cakes and my guys in the kitchen use it daily with no complaints. The top little plastic handle of sorts is held on with a simple crew, and this did come out at one point, but that may have been user error. I just grabbed a spare crew and drilled it in and we were back in action. The product holds up well to dish cleaning. I would buy again.

    from Avail Enterprises LLC Posted on

    These are a great basting cover. I bought 4 of them and have zero complaints. I would recommend these to anyone who needs a set, great value for the price!

    from Arcane LLC Posted on

    The basting cover arrived as expected. There was minimal assembly, but it was a very simple assembly. I will be purchasing more of them in the future.

    from The Amsterdam Posted on

    We use this in our deli to cover burgers or steak to melt the cheese fast. Nice and light weight to use and easy to clean.

    from The Sandwich Stop LLC Posted on

    This works great for steaming food, and melting cheese. Just have to be careful with the handle, they don't hold up the best. The screw comes loose pretty easy.

    from Watershed Cafe Posted on

    Love this just wish it was a bit bigger! This is perfect for quick heating eggs and bacon on a griddle top. Great for quick orders!

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    These work pretty good. Over time the know will melt, but that is to be expected. we are using them to steam burgers on the flat top.

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    We have a larger size round dome basing cover that we are very satisfied with. It's great on the flat grill however needed something smaller to place in the sauce pans. This does the trick.

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    Okay product. The handles tend to fall off and the construction is pretty cheap. It is however a cheap product so I guess you get what you pay for

    from Cafe Blue Moose Posted on

    This does exactly what it says. It's not quite as heavy as others that we have used in the past but it has served us well. We will buy more when we need more

    from Mikes Cafe Posted on

    Good quality dome, only complaint is that the handle is cheap and broke after the first time i used it. i would buy this product again

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    A very economically priced basting cover. Delivered exactly as promised. I paid only a fraction of the price my local food provider would have charged by purchasing on Webstaurant Store!

    from Opa! Restaurant Group Posted on

    A good size cover to melt the cheese of one burger or a salmon fillet. It is light weight and durable with no dents from a clumsy fry cook. The aluminum surface is also easy to clean.

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    I use this cover daily for burgers or Phillys to melt cheese or to heat something faster. I am purchasing another in case I have a few things at once.

    from H & L on the Hudson Posted on

    Lid is a great size for burgers and sandwiches. Sturdy but lightweight. Sadly, the screw knob design is lacking. I have two of these and one needs to keep tight almost daily and the other has been stripped out since day one.

    from Celebrations Food & Drink Posted on

    This product is great, it decreases the time required for cheese to melt when making burgers and results in a more evenly cooked and moist piece of meat. I also use this when doing eggs, it's a simple product but definitely works well.

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    Bought a couple of these and have been in use daily for close to a year now with no visible signs of wear and tear. Well made product and performs as expected.

    from Roko's Restaurant (Samoa) Posted on

    I absolutely love the American Metalcraft BA840A 8" Round Aluminum Dome Basting Cover!!! It speeds up cooking on the grill and its compact size is perfect for small items.

    from Ruffled Feathers Posted on

    Love it. The bastng dome performs like its built to do. This product actually makes our food products shine, taste and finish like their intended.

    from The Dock Posted on

    These work as expected. We have multiple covers and have used them daily for 8 months. Use them a lot on our flat top to quickly heat up proteins.

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    This is well made and great for burgers and pork chops on the flat griddle. It is aluminum and easy to clean. Very nice product.

    from Fernando's Posted on

    Perfect for our grill. Helps our burgers cooks faster and melting cheese in no time. Will be ordering more as needed. Cant beat the price.

    from Russ H. Posted on

    This is a light weight basting cover. It great for melting and a perfect fit for a single sandwich. The handle does requires assembly.(screw on)

    from Go cheez Posted on

    Looks great and staff was super excited to receive it for melting cheese on our burger patty. Sadly, within the first week, the plastic knob melted. I wish there was something similar but more long lasting.

    from Curry Village Foods, Inc. Posted on

    Thank you for the review! We offer a wide selection of replacement parts for our items. You'll find a replacement knob in the You May Also Need section on this product page.

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    A must have for those operating griddles and even grills! Sandwiches and meats done on the griddle cook more perfectly and evenly and quickly!. This is what we were needing and it turned out to be perfect. Will buy more in the future.

    from Eloquent Creation INC. Posted on

    We use these in our Grilled Cheese shop to cover sandwiches and quicken the melt time while sandwiches are on the flat top. They do the trick, the only complaint I have is that a few have had the handle hole drilled slightly off center, this doesn't affect the usability, just an oversight in quality control.

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    Great for steaming meats on the flat top grill. It holds up well and takes a beating. This size is good for individual servings. Replaceable top is convenient as that is the only part that has every failed me on these basting covers.

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    Love these steamer lids. They are the perfect size for single sized dishes and tall enough to cover a large burger piled high with goodies. They are light weight and made of quality materials.

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    8" Aluminum dome, This product worked great, I liked it better than the 10" because it took up less space on the flat top. As you can see it got a lot of use !!

    from lennys on the beach Posted on

    I purchased this item about a month ago. The quality and weight are good and the item functions quite well. I will purchase this item again if the need arises.

    from Sauder's Landing Posted on

    i love this cover! it does the job very well and very easy to clean. i love how quickly it melts the cheeses definitely recommend!

    from Morning Glory Restaurant Posted on

    The cooks use these all of the time. They work great to melt the cheese on the burgers or to help to get veggies sautéed fast for our omelette.

    from Red River Posted on

    This cover works great on my hibachi grill!!! Food cooks faster and stays warm longer since I can now cover it up over low heat. Great quality, I've had it for about a year now and it has held up well. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

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    Love these Basting Covers, we have several of them in different sizes, they're light weight yet do a great job melting cheese & warming things quickly. However the last one I ordered did not come with a knob, so I guess I'll have to order another one!

    from Jump Start Cafe Posted on

    Great dome lid for all our griddle work. The dome is light but that does not impede its function. Gets the job done and at the price you can't go wrong!

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    Handle wobbles and gets a bit warm but does what it is supposed to. Used for burgers and cheese steaks and it certainly assists in melting the cheese.

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    Great product! it is the perfect size for the grill we can get all 4 of them side by side no problem! Well built and would order another set! We use these to steam pot stickers and hold extremely well under the heat we put them in. Overall great product!

    from Chad Thai Posted on

    These are a must have if you are making burgers on a flat top - using these achieves the most perfect cheese melt over a burger! They are durable & easy to clean. With excessive use the black handle does tend to come off. All you have to do Is rescrew it in - quick fix. Highly recommend.

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    Have used it a lot for close to a year, and has stood up well. We use it to melt cheese on our burgers, to steam vegetables, omelets, and baste eggs. Great product, very sturdy and durable so far. I can sit on the flat top grill for hours and the handle stays cool.

    from Bent Spoon Bistro Posted on

    These basting covers are a good value. They aren't super heavy duty, but for the price I wouldn't expect them to be. I did have one that the handle broke off after a couple weeks but these things get tossed around the griddle and kitchen a lot. I don't have a problem buying some extras at this price and even a more expensive one may have broken in my situation.


    We use these on a daily basis to quickly bring the temperature up on particular items. Fantastic little tool and cheap as dirt. Definitely recommend.

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    We have used this product before. The only issue we have is the knobs seem to fall off. Maybe its the volume we use them for but we continue to use this product.

    from Hope Valley Diner and Catering Posted on

    We use these to melt cheese on foods on the flat top griddle. They get the job done fine and are easy to clean. The screw in the top handle doesn't last all that long. But worth the money.

    from The Weekday Cafe Posted on

    perfect ! Exactly what I was looking for and you cant beat the exceptional value for the price - light weight and very functional !

    from mike rawluk Posted on

    Recieved this item the other day, and finally had a chance to use it. For both melting cheese, and cooking fried eggs covered with a little bit of water. Nice product, this SS cover will last along time.

    from Joe Posted on

    This is a great product to use for heating steaming or melting. It is very durable and the plastic handle has help up really well!

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    A wonderful tool for the flat top! Super easy to assemble, just as easy to clean. I know some other places use bowls and such to baste with or melt cheeses. This is certainly the tool to use!

    from Chef's Best Catering Posted on

    GREAT Product! I would recommend this product to anyone that is working on Breakfast! Great for making omelets and steaming Veggies. also Great to Steam Steaks for a quick recook

    from The Wicked Taco, Inc. Posted on

    We use this to melt cheese. They have held up to lots of abuse and many trips through the dishwasher. The plastic knob keeps cool even when in a hot environment.

    from Chanticleer Eatery Posted on

    Great price, easy to grab knob. It does not burn my workers hands like some of these covers. Like how it is a flat top and not rounded as well

    from GTG Posted on

    This is JUST what I was looking for! Needed something to cook our burgers faster, melt cheese onto meats, and keep splatter off the edges of the grill. This resolved all of those issues! I got 2 of them to use on my fire grill and my griddle. The 8 inch size is perfect for about everything.

    from Sunset Grill Posted on

    Love this dome.I use it for basted eggs. tho not classical technique but easier and a bit leaner—is to simply cover them as they cook. The steam that’s produced inside the pan as it’s covered provides the “basting” liquid to help cook the eggs through. You can even add a tablespoon or two of water to the pan before you cover it, as the extra liquid will increase the steaming process.I also use it to melt cheese on a burger,dozens of uses. easy to clean

    from Home use Posted on

    This cover holds in all the food's warmth and keeps it at the perfect temperature. Great size and shape. We are pleased with this purchase.

    from The Waves Restaurant Posted on

    Love this basting cover. It's a great item to have around when you need to apply a little steam -- it's very lightweight and I appreciate the heat-resistant handle. Be careful putting it in the dishwasher though - like any aluminum item, it got a little discolored.

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    This is a great way to melt cheese on burgers. I use it all the time. I also use it to cook certain foods evenly, by keeping the heat it. Great product.

    from Havana Nights Café & Bakery Inc. Posted on

    This basting cover works wonders. It is really light weight and great for melting cheese with a quick splash of water. I recently ordered this and couldn't be happier.

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    The 8" basting cover is well-made and light weight. It is a good cover for a small pan or griddle when you need to add heat to the top of something while cooking.

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    This lid allows for even cooking of food on flattops or grills. It keeps heat on the inside which is how the food in question is heated from all sides. The handle material allows for light touching as heat isn't absorbed by it effectively.

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    Good value. We use these as covers to melt cheese on burgers. Easy to clean. Not heavy duty, but works great with our application. We've used them with heavy volume and have not had issues.

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    Just what I was looking for--I've needed a lid when making egg sandwiches on my 9" lodge cast iron skillet. Also useful when making griddled burgers and I need to steam-melt cheese! Simple but solid build, very light, great value.

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    This product is great if you have a flat top. For burgers its super fast to melt the cheese with this cover. Easy to clean.

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    Easy to clean, doesn't get too hot to handle during and after use. I just ordered another one so that I would have a spare.

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    This basting cover works great! We use them for anything and everything. Steaming green peppers and onions for a Philly Cheese Steak, flash-melting cheese on burgers, steaming fish, etc.

    from Pizza 'N' Stuff Posted on

    We added a new chicken dish to our menu which has melted cheese on top, ordered 2 of these basting covers to use for this and they worked great

    from Golden Rule BBQ Posted on

    A huge asset to our operation. Light weight. Easy to clean. And the heat resistant handle has made this product a dream to use. We love them.

    from Grand Lake Casino Posted on

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