The magnet is strong enough to pick up three or four lids at a whack.
Steam coming off of the boiling water.
Damaged lid used for demonstrating this technique - it was this or throw it away.
Dh came up with this idea it's a strong magnet attached to my tongs it does a nifty job of removing lids from the hot water w/o getting burned. He bought the magnet at Radio Shack back in the dark ages, circa 1982, for a whole fifty cents.