Originally Posted by SmokinJohn
Before I pull the trigger, can I bang the pot to make it fit, so I don't lose the ability to go back to the origianl sj, or should I look for the Vasconia?
Yes you can (and usually have to) bend the rim of the pot down to make the lid fit. I did it with channel locks, but if I had it to do again I'd use a large flat-head screwdriver placed under the rim where it meets the pot, then tap gently with a hammer to bend the rim down. It's pretty soft aluminum, so it's fairly easy to shape.