I have a feeling this issue is not specific to this manufacturer, so not necessarily knocking the product but am looking for feedback.
I Just picked up 2 pieces from Wally World as I begin to wean myself off a 10yo nonstick set of cookware. Approx. 5qt Jumbo Cooker (Large Saute Pan) and 3qt Sauce Pan. The lids have a reasonable amount of weight and do a decent job of staying in place until pressure builds (eg. boiling water). The amount of steam that escapes out of the sides is fairly ridiculous at that point. I don't think these pieces are defective though, but designed that way. I did "handle" a few different brands of Stainless cookware in various stores before deciding on these pieces to begin with. I can't say that I noticed any manufacturer had tight fitting lids. I sort of assumed the weight of the lid would keep it in place.
I know I can turn down the burner and I know I can place a piece of foil between the pot and lid but is it too much to ask for a tight fitting lid? Is this the norm for Stainless cookware?