Loved the one i had and broke it.
The product was in great shape and works as expected.
I use this frequently, for so many things: hard-boiled eggs (never messes up), veggies, fish, rice, oatmeal, and even to steam bread (like using the microwave to warm something). I do not have a microwave so this product comes in very handy. My mom has one and feels the same way. Here are the specifications for the Black & Decker and Decker HS800 Handy Steamer Plus Food Steamer and Rice Cooker:
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- Bonus features: Auto off with signal bell, classic white color.
- 2 qt. steaming bowl, 4-cup (960 ml) rice bowl. 75 minute timer.
- The Black & Decker Food Steamer & Rice Cooker is a pitch perfect way to serve up the finest, tastiest food in record time.
- Its a classic home food steamer and rice cooker, featuring a built-in Flavor Scenter screen, so you wont miss out on taste. Thats value! Add wine or broth for enhanced flavor, but get ready to eat, because with this models Fast Steam feature, your dinner will be ready in less than a minute.
The steamer makes it so easy to eat fresh veggies. Turns on w a timer so u can’t burn them. Had my old one for about 15 yrs.
This is a great cooker for rice. It does not do lots, but enough for a couple of people. So much betterthan my huge rice cooker, which was so much more expensive. The rice always comes out perfectand this one was a gift for a friend because she loved mine so much.
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I got it for my wedding three years ago and use it all the time. It makes perfect rice everytime. It wonderfully steams veggies. We love adding different spices to add flavor. This also helps to cut back on using salt. I can’t say enough good things about this steamer. Buy it and enjoy eating healthy.
This little appliance should be part of every cook’s kitchen, especially for anybody who loves fresh vegetables. I purchased this one as a gift, but i have been using this same steamer for years in my own kitchen, and it gets almost daily use.
We got one of these for our wedding 15 years ago. And only in the last week (immediately after our anniversary, lol) it started to have issues. Moisture started to get into the bottom, probably within the last month, and the connections have rusted out. Heat and water will do that pretty quick. We’ve used it on average once a week+ for our veggies. The rice steamer bowl doesn’t hold enough for our family, so that hasn’t been used. We’ve been extremely pleased with this item. Like i said a real workhorse, lasted 15 years.
I treasure my earlier model black and decker steamer/rice cooker. Found this model hs900 in excellent almost never used condition at goodwill today for $6. Have run a 25 minute test and it works perfectly. Did not have the scenter option in the earlier model but this brand is to me the easiest to use and care for. Produces great rice or steamed vegetables. I found a true bargain today. Grabbed it because i know my older model won’t last forever and i am hooked on using it (hs80 type 4). But i have had it between 10 and 15 years.
Rarely do i need to steam veggies which take the same amount of time as the rice to cook however.
Just like the one i had for years and when it stopped working i was lost. These are the best steamers ever.
I like it a lot better if it had directions.
This steamer was given tovcme as a christmas gift 18 yes ago and it has never let me down. I can saute’, fry, broil, stuff, bake, but have never i repeat never been able to properly boil an eggcin 45 yes of cooking. The eggs come out perfect, veggies are done healthy with steam. Easy to clean, and not a huge piece of equipment to ‘hide.
I have enjoyed having our handy steamer for some time now, using it intermittently for making steamed vegetables and similar dishes. It has proven to be sturdy, reliable, easy to use, and even easier to clean. It comes with a handy cookbook with recipe ideas and guidelines for how long to cook various types of foods. This machine is limited in its functionality, however, because it only has two positions — on and off. The only variables are how long you turn it on, and how much water you place in the steam chamber (which directly depends on cooking time to prevent the machine from boiling dry). Even so, it’s definitely worth the modest investment to have one of these readily available in your kitchen.
It works great just a little bit smaller than our last one.
I bought this steamer to steam just vegetables. But then i’ve realized that you can do so much. You can steam chicken & fish. I did a quick search on the reviews of this steamer and i say people are very satisfied with it. I love it because i can cook low-fat or not fat meals with it.
00 some years ago when i purchased my last one. I could not believe it is now $170 – $189. 00 i love black and decker, but i think they are a little over priced. I saw the ad for this one, original, never used, still in the shrink wrap and took at chance. Except for the fact that someone mailed it in the original box and it had gotten wet somewhere along the line, the inside was as it said. There wasn’t much of an instruction or timer guide with it, but i had the other so long i just used it the same way. I have used it about 5 times now and find it to be working well. Its too bad, black and decker can’t or won’t lower the price so more people could use this steamer.
Great product , we will like to buy more of this model if they exist.
This steamer and it’s larger brother, the hs900, were the best units made. Unfortunately they’ve been discontinued in favor of less useful, gimmicky models. The hs800 is a great size for 1-2 people depending what you’re cooking. It’s much easier to use and clean than the new models and units made by other manufacturers. I had a steamer made by another manufacturer that had a large oval bowl, a separate fill chamber, and an electronic timer. I found the oval bowl more cumbersome, the separate fill chamber would require bleach cleaning to kill mold that tended to grow in it, and the electronic timer less convenient. Get an hs800/900 before remaining stock runs out.
Best rice cooker/steamer ever.
This replaced my old one which probably still works though it was developing a problem shutting down prematurely after setting the timer. The new one works well and i’m satisfied.