Nesco ST-25BR BPA Free Food Steamer : BPA Free Food Steamer

I have a larger b&d which i really like but this one is great for her making smaller portions. These work relly good for making rice too. I like it much better than a rice cooker`, and sometimes i will do some vege’s at the same time.

Very important to use only bpa free plasticsit is light weight. My husband i would recommend this product. It is dishwasher safe but i hand wash it.

Nesco ST-25BR BPA Free Food Steamer, 5-Quart

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  • Bpa free steamer
  • 5 qt capacity
  • 3 cup rice bowl and 2 trays
  • 60 Minute timer
  • 400 watts of power

Bought this for my parents for christmas. We used it right away to steam some tamales and it did a nice job. Its the perfect size for 3 tamales. It is the perfect size for 2 people which is something i was looking for. Most food steamers, that will also cook rice, are too large for a couple but this was the perfect size. The clear plastic does feel flimsy but so far it is holding up. Asked my folks what they thought and they were pleased with it so far. Only comment was that rice cooked per the directions came out a bit dry at first but with a little tweaking on water and time it has worked out.

I purchased this steamer not knowing what to expect because there were no reviews, it was relatively cheap, and i had read some less than positive reviews about other steamers from the same company. However, this was the only bpa-free steamer i could find so i figured it was worth a shot. I am very happy with its performance. I got it just a few days ago and have already steamed edamame, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, corn on the cob and rice.I thought the steamer bowls looked small, but they actually fit quite a bit of food. I steamed four ears of corn in just one bowl (cut the ears in half) and probably could have put one more ear in there. It produces steam quickly and does a great job at evenly steaming the veggies. It is also very easy to clean. I had read a complaint about hot water boiling out the heating component in another nesco steamer review, but i have not had that problem at all after several uses with this model. The only potentially negative aspect is the plastic is kinda flimsy.

The steamer works fine, we are a little concerned about the thin plastic of the bowls, which is the reason we switched from the black and decker, which was a good unit once upon a time with a thick plastic bowl. Clearly built in obselescence. Update 7/21/13 – as i suspected, the wall of one bowl has developed a slight crack. It still works, and i think it was cracked through normal wear and tear, but the bowls could be thicker to prevent this.

Nesco ST-25BR BPA Free Food Steamer, 5-Quart : This steamer works well enough, but dealing with all the parts and waiting for it to steam the food was kind of a time consuming process. I ended up getting a pasta boat/ steamer that i used to steam veggies in the microwave for a fraction of the time.

Works great, often use it for a healthy meal.

Purchased this unit due to it being bpa free. Unfortunately its cheap and flimsy. But i expect it to break any day now.

I am very happy with this product. It works wonderful, takes little space and easy to clean. I use t every day to steam my quinoa, rice or bans and veggies.

We were surpised by the fact that it was much smaller than we expected. Because it is bpa free the plastic is thin, but since we wash it by hand that has not been a problem. Have found out that we had to add addition water for steaming brown rice. We are pleased with the product.

The only cooked food i eat is quinoa and it is perfect for it. My husband loves steamed clams and he made 8 dozen for company only having to do two rounds. It is light compact and bpa free.

I have been using this steamer for a month now. I have not experienced any problems that other reviewers encountered. The containers are a flexible plastic, but mine have retained their shape and have not produced any unpleasant flavors. I routinely wash the parts in the dishwasher, on a heated drying cycle. As far as the ‘leaking’ issue – i use the recommended amount of measured water, and have never had an overflow problem. I tried this product because of my concerns about bpa in food steamers. I just ordered one for my son who is a health conscious college student. I would never set him up with a product that i felt was inferior in any way.

I wrote a nice review when i first received this steamer, giving it 5 stars but i have changed my mind because the plastic is weak and one side did crack. I can still use it but disappointed that it is so delicate. The containers are on the small side as well so it only works for small amounts of veggies. Let’s hope they improve this product as it is difficult to find bpa free steamers.

It’s hard to visualize the construction of this unit on line. It works okay but i don’t think it will last too long. The plastic is very thin and scratches easily.

Works great, the rice comes out perfect and i love that u can steam different foods at same time :-).

I bought this for my mother and sister for a mother’s day present, and they seem to like it as far as i can tell.

I searched for a steamer that is bpa free and this is the only one i find. There is another model from the same company that is not bpa free. So if that is important to you, make sure you order the correct model number. I would have preferred to have a digital timer for more accurate time, but the dial timer is close enough. It is a very convenient tool, as i can set the timer and then go about doing other things.

It is a life-changerit is sooo much quicker and easier than steaming on the stove and it does not heat up your whole house like using the stove so it’s a much better choice in warm weather. You just set the timer and walk away. It shuts off automatically when the time is up. As long as you rinse the plastic parts right after using them you almost don’t even need to use soap to clean them. I rinse them and set them on a drying rack or towel to dry. I let the base cool down for a little bit before dumping the water and cleaning it out. My partner works over-seas and this steamer is great for when i’m by myself and don’t want to mess up the whole kitchen to cook for just me. You can cook a whole meal at one time using the two levels. Some other reviewers have said that the plastic pieces feel cheap and crack easily. They are correct that they are not a rigid plastic. I believe that this is because they are bpa-free (i bought this steamer because it was the only bpa-free one that i could find). I think that they are plenty sturdy for what they need to do. Don’t man-handle them and i would not recommend putting them in your dishwasher but i do not see why you would ever need to since they rinse out so easily by hand.

Really liking this food steamer. Lightweight, easy to assemble and take apart, steams foods perfectly and best of all, bpa free. Great compact size is wonderful, too.

Only plastic one i could find that was bpa free. It really blew us away with performance. Steams potatoes, broccoli, asparagus and more perfectly. I cannot say enough good about this steamer. Really exceed my expectations in size and performance. Some reviewers wrote that it was flimsy but come on, we’re steaming veggies here, we’re not grilling a side of beef. Dishwasher, top rack is a-okay. Today is 12/4/13 and i see there are only a couple left. Dudes, i am seriously considering a 2nd one that is how good it is.

I am getting quite a bit of use out of this. Since i no longer use a microwave it helps me get my broccoli just right and does not tie up one of the burners on my stove.

This is ok as a steamer but go another route if rice cooking is one use you’re looking to frequent on your steamer. The basket is way too small to make a pilaf of something with – i like to add veggies/broth/meats to my rice for a full meal in one. This is far too small to do this. As a steamer, its just fine.

Munchkin Fresh Food Chopper and Steamer : She loved it.

Do come out with this product food particles, a bit rough, when the baby swallowing a little stuck, i only have to do the cooking juice machine, this product is currently not help, hope he age grew up a little bit can use this.

Good for chopping and cooking baby meals. Anything that makes this task easier is welcome. When you cook small amounts you need something like this that can do it all.

Great product to use for fast and easy baby food making. I like being able to have 1 product meant for the baby’s food only. Love that you can order the pieces you need to complete the set if you want. I have no problems with this item and would purchase it again if needed.

It’s pretty good, only wish it would cut veggies into smaller pieces.

  • Great steamer, not so great chopper
  • My go to product from 4 months – Toddler
  • Don’t burn yourself!

Munchkin Fresh Food Chopper and Steamer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

  • Plastic, Stainless Steel
  • Imported
  • 2-in-1 chops and steams quickly
  • Stainless steel cutting blade dices for easy steaming
  • Sliding lid converts from chopper to vented steamer for the microwave
  • Cleaning tool and dishwasher safe parts make cleaning easy
  • Lid also slides to airtight storage position so you food stays fresh if you take a break after chopping

Save your money, and chop them yourself. A knife is easier and way less annoying to use/clean than this thing (however, it is awesome as a steamer).

I bought theis particular steamer hoping the “chopper” portion would be more useful. You must chop the food small and in equal pieces for the chopper to actually, well, chop. Therefore i would have saved money by purchasing the other one i had in my hand and chopping the food myself. The steamer itself works well.I recommend this product for anyone who doesn’t plan on making baby food often. If you plan on making every meal, i suggest just buying a quality(and larger) steamer.

I wanted to like this product, but it was hard to chop veggies.

It works great but you need to very careful when you remove it from the microwave if you are steaming veggies. Take the tray out before removing the lid, otherwise it’s very easy to lose grip of the pieces which may result in burns from the scalding hot water. I made this mistake and now have second degree burns on my lip and face. Aside from the danger of burning with water, the chopper works great, it’s a convenient all-in-one tool, and i will use it again — only more carefully.

Does the job for what its made for. But the quality is not so good.

Item is nicely made and is as showntransaction was seamless and shipping was right on.

I just got it and so far so good. Great for chopping food and even steams food in microwave.

The steamer works well but it will not chop anything that is hard like carrots or sweet potato. Only chops soft vegetables which defeats the point.

This product is an excellent steamer, my problem is with the chopping. I steamed baby carrots and couldn’t really get them minced enough that my son could eat them without me having to go back and chop by hand. It is very cheap but i probably could have jsut bought a cheap steamer since the chopping aspect is worthless.

I chose this rating because it is very high quality and works just as it says it does. I got it for my daughter so she could make her own baby food and she uses it often.

It’s really small, for the same price or cheaper you can get a regular size chopper.

Didn’t work good with the carrots i tried.

I used this to chop apples, pears, spaghetti, and carrots. It was a bit difficult to get some of the larger hard pieces all the way through the blade grid but with some force, putting a flat edge facing down, and by cutting them a bit smaller they did get chopped. It would be useful for chopping veggies for salads or onions before cooking. The steamer is very easy to use once i get the fruit or veggies in there and it works well to get them soft so i can either mash them up into a puree or feed as finger foods. I would even use this to steam veggies for the whole family. The pieces come apart and it comes with a little comb i thought i would never use but it is actually very helpful in getting the food unstuck after chopping. I was worried about the plastic staining when i used it to chop up spaghetti but i rinsed it right after i used it and it came clean. I would recommend this product to someone who wants an easy way to prep food for their baby and probably for years after as well. The price is fair for the fact that it serves dual purposes.

I can’t live without this product. I use it almost daily, and actually have multiple in my rotation. I use the steamer basket for all kinds of things, not just baby food. When my kiddo was an infant and just starting solids, i used this product to steam the veggies before i puree’d them in the magic bullet. Now that she is older, the chopper makes the perfect size for toddler hands and we use it to chop veggies, apples, pears, etc and serve to her directly.

The concept of this product is really great and i was way excited to use it. The chopping part was kind of disappointing. As i chopped food, the blades got pushed and bent so eventually the plastic part that pushes in between the steel grate would get stuck and not go down all the way. Occasionally it would even shave off flecks of the plastic into the food. I don’t know about you, but i would rather not feed plastic to my babyeven though the chopping part disappointed me, it works really great as a steamer and i will continue to use it. Overall it was an okay product, i just wish the steel grate wouldn’t slide over when i chop.

I love that i can steam the veggies right in the contained i chopped them in.

I would have given it 5 starts but i wanted to wash it out first and the water got in-between the handle and little white teeth–there is no way to remove the ‘teeth’ so that it can dry completely. Other than that it has several of the features that i was looking for.

Aroma Housewares 8-Cup, keeps cooking rice

Is there a way we can get an inner lid alone ?.

Followed the instructions and it works perfectly. I got mine at walmart for twenty bucks, worth it.

As others have reported, ‘perfect rice, every time’.

Key specs for Aroma Housewares 8-Cup (Cooked) (4-Cup UNCOOKED) Cool Touch Rice Cooker & Food Steamer (ARC-614BP):

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  • Multi-functional use – Whether you are in the mood for a hearty jambalaya, steamed veggies and rice, or even a fluffy cake (Yes, cake!) you can accomplish it all with your ARC-614BP cooker. The possibilities are as creative as you are.
  • Capacity & Dimensions – The ARC-614BP is an 8-cup cooked capacity and measures 8.7″ x 8.5″ x 9.3″
  • User-friendly programming – This unit is also a proud member of our one touch mentality. These products are easy to use with one-touch operation that switches to Keep Warm automatically once cooking is finished, allowing you the freedom to take back your time instead of worrying while you cook.
  • Accessories – This pot-style rice cooker includes a non-stick inner pot, an aluminum steam tray, rice measuring cup, and a plastic rice spatula.
  • Perfectly prepares 2 to 8 cups of any variety of cooked rice
  • Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below
  • Simple, one-touch operation with automatic Keep-Warm
  • Great for soups, jambalaya, chili and so much more!
  • Easy-to-clean, nonstick removable inner pot
  • Includes Steam Tray, Rice Measuring Cup and Serving Spatula

Comments from buyers

“Love this product
, Four Stars
, Does the job!

Me gusta muy práctica para hacer mi arroz me ahorro tiempo para la cocinada del arroz 👍👍👍👍👍.

I needed something small and inexpensive to use until we got all of our household goods delivered after a cross country move.

Great, but definitely used one.

I don’t know where they get the ‘measure’ for the cup. It’s not 1 cup, probably closer to 3/4 c. I normally make brown basmati rice and there’s no good instructions for that. I haven’t been successful in making that. It seems to turn out either dry or soupy. It it’s not soupy, it tends to burn in one area of the bottom. I thought it would make my life easier and it hasn’t.

Works great–hope it will be useful to my college student in the dorm.

This new one replaced the one i had just like it. Very happy with this product.

Excellent cooker but steamer dish is small.

I got this rice cooker over eight years ago for my 21st birthday. Since then, i have gifted the same model twice and have converted my boyfriend into using one and not being able to live without it. Back then, it didn’t have the steamer basket included with it. Today, it’s been to multiple apartments, borrowed by friends, and is still going well in my first house. I use it weekly when rice is called for. You can get replacement parts from aroma’s website, as i had lost my condensation collector to my garbage disposal and lost the paddle and measuring cup. I was able to replace them all for a very affordable price (about $16 for a collector, paddle, cup, and the steamer basket) but the shipping will almost cost you the same price. So, be prepared to pay $14 shipping. In terms of use, it’s nice and quiet as it cooks rice perfectly in about 15-20 minutes. I enjoy putting in the rice, water, and a pinch of salt, push the button and walk away until you hear the somewhat loud click noise of it switching to warm.

However, the water keeps seeping out somewhere from the lid when it’s boiling.

Finally used it over the weekend. This is my second time purchasing it (i gave the 1st to a bestfriend of mine). I’m probably the only one in the world who can’t cook rice the regular way, so i bought this as a cheat. Does not disappoint, and i get tasty rice everytime.

Works great and was only $20.

T-fal VC1338 Balanced Living Compact 2-Tier Electric Food Steamer : Great product!

Bough as a gift for someone who would let me know if there was a problem.

Pros:compact, easy to operate. Cons:difficult to wash, even after a dishwasher, there was residue left in the little crevices. Too small for my needs, would be perfect for 1 to 2 people, not a family, which may be obvious to some, but for some reason i didn’t pay attention to that minor detail when i bought it. If i could, i would return it.

T-fal VC1338 Balanced Living Compact 2-Tier Electric Food Steamer, 4-Quart, Black

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  • 4-quart capacity (2 tiers of 2 quarts each)
  • 2 tiers with one containing a removable plate for larger items
  • Digital controls with 60-minute timer
  • Compact for easy storage
  • 1-year limited warranty

Works very well as a steamer and not as large as it looks in the photo. Still, like most steamers, it takes up a lot of space, but the clear tiers store inside each other. Just be sure you get the right one on the bottom for steaming. Much better than our old steamer.

I’m really pleased with this steamer. The unit is small and holds enough fish or chicken and veg for one or two people. The two tiers could hold a main entree for four people. It is a 4 quart capacity with two tiers, and that sounds large, but it actually isn’t because you leave some headspace for the steam. Each tier holds 8 cups, but in actuality, you are cooking on the bottom and that isn’t so large. There is a handy digital control and a countdown timer. The water reservoir is transparent, and the entire unit collapses for compact storage, so it’s suitable for small space cooking (dorm room, rv, studio apartment. )you can steam well enough on a stove, but this is a way to do it without checking your water by lifting the top constantly. The plastic is also easier to handle; it doesn’t get as hot as a metal pot. The plastic, according to the manufacturer, is bpa-free so suitable for food preparation.

I use this steamer to prep my meals for the week. I love it, but you do have to be very prompt when removing the food after the time is up or you will over cook it.

T-fal VC1338 Balanced Living Compact 2-Tier Electric Food Steamer, 4-Quart, Black : Does not add a disgusting plastic taste to the food that makes your stomach churn when the smell coats your throat and tongue causing bile to surge up into your sinuses making them burn as your eyes water up from the pain and nausea, blurring vision so that you miss the wet spot on the kitchen floor that causes you to slip onto the opened dishwasher where you narrowly miss the upturned knives, instead getting a concussion and mild brain trauma as your daughter runs in and starts screaming screaming screaming for mommy to come help why is there so much blood. 4/5 – did not receive head trauma.

The only way to cook veggies and keep the vitamins.

Personally love this; 2 dishes in one move:) the 2 layer idea is great.

I’ve read many reviews that steamer is too small. Actually it’s just right for family of 2. It’s true that you have adjust time of cooking (time chart on the steamer isn’t quite accurate). But you always can taste your food in the process of cooking. 2 tiers make this steam cooker perfect by size and by storage space.

This is by far the best steamer i have ever owned,so easy to use and love how it is compact to store when not using. Recommend to anyone who loves to steam.

This is the best steamer that i have used ever. The two tier portion lets you steam things more on the lower level with more control for the top section. It’s great for corn on the bottom and broccoli on top. I love it and i am a sixty-five year old man that takes changes poorly.

This is a great little steamer but i must say it feels more like a plastic toy. It is super lightweight and as a vegetarian all we use it for are. It heats up quickly and is easy to use. My teen daughter and i use it daily with no problems, the price is right, but the quality not great. I do believe it is totally worth the price – 4 stars because it is not the top tier in quality.

I am really surprised at how easy and great this steamer is. You literally just put whatever you are cooking in the two tiers then come back in an hour and its done.

She loved it, i dont know if she uses it but she said she loves it. Maybe she regifted it and never even used it, either way she loved it.

Instead of a baby food maker, i have ordered this because i want to use this for a long time. This is very compact and handy. I have used it at least four times a week not only for baby food but also my own breakfast. It is very convenient to just steam food and come back to it later, versus watching the stove.

I bought this particular brand because it seemed to be the only one with no bpa. I’ve only used it a couple of times, but have had no problems and it works great.

Really nice steamer, love using it whenever i can. Glad i went with this one over the others on amazon within the same class.

Very pleased with this purchase.

Wonderful for healthy veggies. Hubby doesn’t mind chopping vegetables and throwing them in the steamer. Thirty minutes and dinner is ready. We like to mix a lot of different vegetables at one time. Add a little greek yogurt with chopped green onions as a topping, salt and pepper and maybe some texas pete, and it is a quick healthy meal. Some local groceries are now selling tubs of organic mixed vegetables. This makes the prep a dump, set and forget and eat in thirty.

I would give it five stars if it came with a manufactures manual and i didn’t have to search you tube for how-to’s, for this item. But now that i have figured it out i’m glad that i purchased it.

This guys plastic is a little bit light weight i think, but it would be good for old folks with intense arthritis. Not so good for a college dorm. Fruits and veggies gain ‘sweetness’ when they remain on the vine the full time. When you steam those fruits and veggies, the steam has the effect of enhancing the picked-early fruits and veggies. They sweeten up in the steamer. Most steamers have 600 watt heaters on them, but this has 550 watts, and the effect is to allow the steam to work on the veggies just a little bit longer, and sweeten yet more. Things like fresh frozen green beans done for 30 minutes or more, turn out to be a taste delight. Add a touch of olive oil, and a bit of colavita balsamic vinegar and life is good.

Since i’ve gotten this steamer, i’ve only used my oven for boiling water and sautéing onions garlic and mushrooms. Clean up after has been dramatically reduced to just a few minutes with no greasy residue to contend with. Just rinse and soap is the extent of my dish washing after using this steamer. My oven asked me the other day why i don’t use it more often’. I didn’t wish to tell it that it’ll make a great planter.

Black & Decker and Decker HS800 Handy Steamer Plus Food Steamer and Rice Cooker – Love this!

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.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • I do like it but it seems to be used which I
  • Best steamer available
  • Most useful kitchen appliance I own

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.

BUNN & Decker HS1000 Handy Steamer : B&D Steamer

Okay, title may be a bit of an exageration, but. This steamed had to replace its b&d predecessor that, after about 18 years, finally steamed its last brussels sprout. Simple design, extremely effective workhorse. I steam all kinds of things, from beets to eggs to chicken (and rice, of course). I’ve even made split pea soup in this thing. It’s one of those things that you think you’ll seldom use, until you use it.

Had this for years, still works great.

I could eat broccoli for the rest of my life and never want for anything else. I used to steam it in the microwave but it’s not as good as steaming traditionally. This steamer is very nice, it holds a fair amount of veggies and cooks quickly. The manual comes times for lots of different stuff but that’ll get lost in no time. They were smart and included a sticker on the back with times for some of the more common foods. This is bulkier and messier than just steaming in the same bowl i’ll use to eat the food but it’s not too bad. The pieces do well in the dishwasher and don’t take up too much space if you separate the basket grill and angle the white plastic base plate inside of the basket. It’s a little more hassle but seems worth it. You can even hard “boil” eggs thanks to some clever little divots that prop the eggs up. I made some rice with it and it turned out well.

I had a previous black & decker rice steamer. I dropped the lid & broke it into 2 pieces, so i got another black & decker. Unlike the previous one, with which i was very happy, this one has a window so that you can check the water level in the reservoir and add more water without removing a thing. The water window has a “maximum” and “minimum” level, which is very helpful. It also has a place for adding seasonings of your choice. Some steamers do not have a timer, and i would not have a steamer without one. I know exactly how long it takes to cook rice and set the timer accordingly. It never will be be over or undercooked. I have been using distilled water, and i think it probably helps to extend the life of the steamer.

  • Great little steamer
  • Making veggies has never been so easy!
  • Fantastic!

Black & Decker HS1000 Handy Steamer with Flavor Scenter Screen

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  • Food steamer and rice cooker for healthy meals in minutes
  • 4-quart steam basket; 5-cup rice bowl; built-in egg holder; drip tray
  • 75-minute timer with auto shut-off and signal; external water-fill inlet
  • Built-in flavor-scenter screen for flavoring foods with herbs and spices
  • Measures approximately 12-1/5 by 9-1/5 by 10-2/5 inches

Since getting this i must say i eat more veggies than i ever have in my life (and i’ve been a vegetarian for over 20 years). It’s really very simple to use and very convenient: rinse veggies and place them in basket, fill the device with water, turn the dial and voila. In the designated time, you have perfectly steamed and delicious veggies. There is a screen in between the basket and the base where you can put spices to enhance your meal with flavor. I use it for rice too and there is a place for eggs in the basket. I love my handy steamer and can’t imagine living without it. One of the most valuable things in my kitchen, without a doubtwhy 4 stars instead of 5?.The basket is made of plastic and after having it for less than a year, the bottom of the basket started to crack.

This black and decker steamer works wonders, i was amazed at how it worked with steaming my veggies. I continue to use this steamer on a weekly basis.

Had a b&d steamer for years but the large bowl cracked. It was still operable but i wanted to replace it. The new steamer has a different (oval) configuration, and requires the use of the flavor assembly in order for the business end to work. The “flavor assembly” allows you to add herbs or other stuff to flavor what you are steaming. It’s alittle corroded after only 3 uses (i added nothing to the actual flavor screen,but the steam probably corroded it a little. For the price it is an excellent way to prepare rice with never, never a sticky mess.

I’ve had this steamer for about 3 months now – purchased mostly for rice but i wanted the added ability to steam veggies as well. Everything i have tried has come out perfectly from rice soft and hard boiled eggs to potatoes to cauliflour, etc. I will agree, as other reviewers have stated, the rice bowl feels a bit flimsy which i don’t like, and you do need to be careful when taking off the lid lest you burn self. These are the only reasons i gave 4 stars _ think with just a bit better material for the bowl and a bit better design on the lid, these issues could have been resolved. Filling it is not really an issue if you use a spouted cup (i use my pyrex measuring cup). The times within the enclosed booklet are dead on. Love this, it has earned its spot on my counter as i use it at least 3x per week – and i just purchased one for my daughter as well.

I’m eating way more veggies because they taste better coming out of this steamer. Because of this, much of my diet has increased veggie intake, and i’ve lost 18 pounds in 3 months. Highly recommend for folks who have trouble getting your vegetables down. I steam fresh string beans in here, as well as asparagus, squash and peppers. They are just so much more yummy. Add goya adobo seasoning to your veggies that you’re steaming (right in the steamer itself, i dont’ really use the flavor scenter screen – i like the seasoning right on the veggies) and you will absolutely love it.

I have never bought an electric steamer before so i don’t know how to compare. The veggies are tasty cooked in this and you can get perfect rice. Once you have it loaded and turned on– you don’t have to remember anything else. The timer will let you know when all done. It does seem a little flimsy and the clear plastic would not take a lot of abuse.

I would not recommend putting the basket in a dishwater as it will eventually get brittle and crack, hence my second one,.

We had a version of this that was about 13 years old. It lasted a long time and finally it began dying on us. I was glad to see that they’re still making this guy. We use it mostly for rice, but we like that it’s oval shaped so you can steam asparagus and other longish vegetables. If you need to make a lot of rice, this is not the steamer for you. You can’t really make more than 1 1/2 cups (before cooking) rice. With the old one, you could do 2 cups. I imagine there’s a better steamer out there, but the price is right on this one and if it’s even half as reliable as its predecessor, i will have gotten my money’s worth.

Not as good as original models but it does the job.

It works like a charm and the design is excellent. I had a black and decker steamer for many years and it finally gave up the ghost, which is why i bought this one. By the way, the new one is not as heavy to lift and easier to clean than my old one.

This steamer does its job well, but the components are quite flimsy. I worry it won’t last as long as black & decker’s earlier model that i had for many years. It does have a greater capacity than the previous version, which i enjoy.

I’ve been looking for a steamer like this for almost a year — and i’m glad i waited until i got the best. Great performance; great price.

Very nice , easy to clean and use.

When my old steamer died, i had a hard time finding another steamer. Our local stores don’t carry them, so i was pleased to see this online. This one really has everything i need. The size is just right, and veggies and rice are done exactly the way i like them. The bottom reservoir is easy to fill, and best of all, the timer is manual-no digital parts to break or replace. Would make a great christmas gift.

We purchased this steamer to replace one we’ve had for years. The old one finally gave up. It’s a great appliance to have; no worries about over cooked vegetables, simple to use and easy to clean. My only concern was that the basket is a little flimsy and not as sturdy feeling as my old basket. Other than that, we got a great product for the price we paid.

We had an earlier model of this steamer for over 17 years and it worked perfectly. Since we have hard water in our area, we finally got too much of a calcium buildup on the heating element so we sadly had to say bye-bye to it, then we purchased this similar product and have used it many times and love it just as much. We mostly use it for rice, but it works great for vegetables too. We are very happy with this steamer and have also purchased one for each of our daughters.

This item was purchased as a rice cooker, however, the 6 slotted boiled egg cooker is fantastic. The egg shells peel off easily. I am considering buying another just to have on hand.

I have been shopping and hopping from one rice cooker to another, in search of perfection + ease of cooking. Recently bought a conventional fuzzy logic rice cooker; the cooker is fantastic, but the non-stick coated inner pot is now a turn-off after my recent education about its evils. So, this food steamer was my next investment. There is no escaping the no brainer rice perfection. You fill the bottom compartment with water all the way to max, place your rice container (with rice plus suggested water measurement) and then turn the thing on. It takes 60 mins to cook 2 cups of dried rice to result in 4 to 6 cups of cooked rice (depending on the variety you use). The timer switch is an old-fashioned dial, but does its job and turns off faithfully at the end. After that is all rice heaven.

Aroma Housewares 20-Cup – Still works like new.

I’ve cooked rice, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli & asparagus, they all came out delicious. So far, besides my blender, my next best utensil.

Very nice rice cooker true in colorhighly recommend.

Purchased for my brother-in-law for christmas; he loved it so much he even wrote me a thank you card. Thinking of getting one for myself it works so well. Here are the specifications for the Aroma Housewares 20-Cup:

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  • Perfectly prepares 4 to 20 cups of any variety of cooked rice
  • Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below
  • Simple, one-touch operation with automatic Keep-Warm
  • Great for soups, jambalaya, chili and so much more!
  • Full-view tempered glass lid
  • Includes Steam Tray, Rice Measuring Cup and Serving Spatula

It is very good for first 6 months but after that its not working – not sure why its not.

Easy to use and so much of a difference in taste for rice. I will never go back to boil in a bag.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Five Stars
  • Have to keep a eye on it has it wouldn’t cook the rice

Awesome rice maker,very simple to use.

Great was able to cook 5 cups of dry rice. Texture of rice and cooking time were excellent.

Used it for almost 10 months.

Very beautiful rice cooker, fits in my small kitchen and does not take up a lot of space.

Thanks a real good product for the money.

Look very fashion in my kitchen, everything is red.

Works awesome–cooks brown rice perfectly (follow water/rice recommendations in the little booklet that comes with it–also in a little chart that you can keep with the pot or taped inside a cabinet for easy access). Don’t forget to add a cube or two of bouillon (we love celifibr veg chicken. And we’ve tried all the veg bouillons around). Then stir in a little earth balance. The steamer basket couldn’t be easier to use. Just sprinkle on some organic frozen veggies, set the basket on the rim over the rice and water, put on the lid, and press the button. When done, top the rice with the veggies and the veggies wih progresso lentil for protein-packed ‘gravy’. And requires about five minutes total attention from you. Other than the 45 seconds it takes to polish off the plate when it’s done. ; >to summarize: rice pot good.

When i started using this cooker i really like it but since i’ve had it for 9 months it has been turning to warm setting when rice hasn’t been cooked. It started to do this about 2 months ago. I have to keep a eye on it to switch it back to cook almost every time i use it.

Good quality and love the color though plastic steam basket is a bit disappointing.

It appears to be a good product & cooks rice fast.

I am so very glad that i have this product. Most of the time, i even look forward to cooking with it. It cooks barley and other grains as well. I have as yet to try oatmeal with it. I do let it soak before cleaning it. Cooking oil actually helps with this product both for cooking and cleaning up afterward. It takes about an hour for the food to cook, i don’t use the steamer.

Aroma Housewares Professional 20-Cup : this rice cooker exceeds expectations

We love our rice cooker plus it has so many other different options you can use it for.

The only down side i see is that it doesn’t have a removable lid. So it is not that easy to clean the lid.

This is my first rice cooker and its a winner. Cooks perfect white or brown rice. Works great as a slow cooker. Even cooks great banana bread.

This is a need for everyone. Great product does exactly what it says.

  • I like the larger size because I like to make a
  • Works everytime
  • We love our rice cooker plus it has so many other

Aroma Housewares Professional 20-Cup (Cooked) (10-Cup UNCOOKED) Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless Steel Exterior (ARC-2000A)

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  • Perfectly prepares 4 to 20 cups of any variety of cooked rice
  • Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below
  • Easy-to-use, programmable digital controls with automatic Keep-Warm and White Rice, Brown Rice, Steam, Quick Rice and High/Low Slow Cook functions
  • 15- hour Delay Timer for flexible meal planning
  • Includes Recipe Booklet, Steam Tray, Rice Measuring Cup and Serving Spatula

I travel a lot with my husband and in our hotel room i use this little cutie to cook hotstews. Soups, it’s great as a slow cooker, steamer, rice cookersave us money when in hotels.

Excellent addition to my kitchen.

Cooks rice perfectly every time. I use a mix of brown and bblack rice with lentils in it. It also does well as a crock pot and can cook a big roast much more quickly. Better than a low crock pot.

Cooks evenly, but a little slower than my other aroma rice cooker.

Had one before for a long time. Bought this same model, slightly updated. I like the larger size because i like to make a lot of rice and then freeze portions. I had no problems with the last one, sans a little browning on the bottom. This time i read that a rice washing bowl helps reduce fine starch particulates, therefore reducing browning on the bottom. I bought the inomata japanese rice washing bowl with side and. (i like that little kitchen gadget).

It is nice and big about the same foot print as our old one , which had a good long run- over 5 years was still working fine but the non-stick liner wore out, but taller and holds more. Only had it for about 3 months but it works like a champ so far.

Love this multipurpose appliance. Rice cooker, steamer, slow cooker = happy working mom. The keep warm feature makes this different from a crockpot. It stops cooking at a set time and then switches to warm.

Yes, it fill my expectation. I have two and i am going to buy another. For cook i do not use another thing. This is the first time using rice cooker and is fabulous. I have two sisters that for long time ago they used the rice cooker and both of them always said to use the rice cooker. And i am going to buy three more one for each of my sister one for my daughter. I am doing promotion for these arc 2000a profecional to every friend and family a nd they like it.

Delivery was on time, product intact. I used it for the first time just with white jasmine rice. The rice was beautifully tender and fluffy, i’d soaked it for 30mins and rinsed prior to cooking. I’m going to try regular long grain next time. So far i’m very pleased, thank you aroma and amazon 😃.

However, parts on the lid/handle already broken.

Saves me time, and helps me eat healthier.

I use this rice cooker everyday and makes perfect rice every time. I love the delay feature, i was worried the rice will be mushy but it came out perfect. I made a sweet rice cake (biko) using the delay feature and brown rice setting and it came out perfect, no stirring and no burnt bottom. It will be fun experimenting with different rice recipes with this cooker.

I like it very much, it is really practical.

Was looking for a rice cooker and found this gem. I have also used it’s steam feature on chicken, which was great. The chicken came out moist and juicy. I used the crock pot feature to make cornbeef and cabbage for st. Patricks day and it turned out wonderful. The price i paid was a great deal for this 3 in 1 kitchen appliance. Would recommend this product to friends and family.

I have really enjoyed this and have bought any as gifts.

All the settings work appropriately for each type of rice. I use it almost daily for rice and quinoa and also for slow cooking party favorites.

Cook rice chicken and veggies in steamer insert in 20 min one pot magic machine.

Recently got this throu’ amazon.

Aroma Housewares 20-Cup – to the person rating this before me

Love my rice cooker, its fast and every batch of rice comes out just how i like it.

Well i,m not a big rice eat works fine looks nice well see how long it last the rice cooker lasted 15 year my wife thinks the rice she cooks in this one taste different then the old rice cooker i think it,s the same if it,s a 10 dollar or 300 dollar rice cooker it just cooks rice rice and slow cooks works fine.

Here are the specifications for the Aroma Housewares 20-Cup:

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  • Multi-Functional Use – Whether you are in the mood for a hearty jambalaya, steamed veggies and rice, or even a fluffy cake (yes, cake!) you can accomplish it all with your ARC-900SB cooker. The possibilities are as creative as you are.
  • Nutritious & Delicious – The built-in steamer function allows for nutrient-rich meals to be prepared above while rice, soup, or any other meal addition cooks below, allowing you to save time without sacrificing quality. This multicooker not only includes all of your favorite cooking options, but also possesses the unique options of Slow Cook and Saute-then-Simmer STS, making meals rich, tasty, and a guaranteed family favorite.
  • Capacity & Dimensions – The ARC-900SB has a 20-cup cooked capacity yielding anywhere from 4 to 20 cups of cooked rice and measures 11.6″ x 11.6″ x 12.1″ inches
  • User-friendly Programming – This product is also a proud member of our simple one touch technology. The cooker is incredibly simple to operate using our user-friendly digital panel that switches to Keep Warm automatically once cooking is finished allowing you the freedom to take back your time instead of worrying while you cook.
  • Accessories – This rice cooker includes a non-stick inner pot, rice measuring cup, and a plastic rice spatula.
  • Capacity: yields up to 20-cup of cooked rice
  • Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below
  • Simple, one-touch operation with automatic Keep-Warm
  • Great for soups, jambalaya, chili and so much more!
  • Easy-to-clean, nonstick removable inner pot
  • Includes Steam Tray, Rice Measuring Cup and Serving Spatula

I’ve bought this unit since sept 2009, it worked perfectly and still working like new now. Everything is made of high quality and is similar to other rice makers out there. It seems like you are just angry that you were unlucky and received a defective unit which you can easily send back for a replacement.

I bought a rice cooker thinking it would be less of a mess and quicker. It can still be messy and it is slow and it keeps turning off.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good quality and fast cooking
  • GREAT rice cooker!!!

Cooks quicker than most and always perfect. Steamer tray adequate, but i wish it was a little deeper, as anything you are going to steam ‘must’ fit within its space. There is little to no extra room on top.

Love it works after 4 years just fine.

I bought this rice cooker for my wife and we were both amazed at how fast this cooker works. The rice was perfectly cooked, and the cooker is very easy to clean and maintain. Would definately reccomend this appliance to any one needing or thinking about a rice cooker. I did have some questions about cleaning the cooker and received excellent response from their customer service depaertment.

I had a larger rice cooker but when the kids moved out,i needed something a bit smaller. This is the perfect rice cooker. I measure 2 cups with the included cup. Fill with water up to the 2 cup line,close lid and press the button.Comes out perfect every time. I have had this rice cooker for about two years and it still works great. It also comes with a steamer basket for vegetables and a plastic scooper for serving the rice. This scooper is nice because the inside is non stick so the plastic doesn’t leave scratches. The rice comes out easily,leaving a simple rinse as your only clean up :).

Oster 5711 Electronic 2-Tier 6, Solid food steamer

I have tried out other steamers in the past but they have often wound up on a shelf in a cupboard and i’ve neglected they were being there. This 1 is on my counter and i use it virtually each individual day. The baskets are more substantial than the round steamers. It makes excellent hard boiled eggs nevertheless i did want to increase the time from what they propose in the manual, but i have under no circumstances experienced so numerous eggs peel so properly. It will make greens that are cooked through yet business. I am finding i substantially desire to reheat leftovers in it as perfectly. They appear out just as warm as a microwave but they are not dried out, overcooked, or flavorless rewarming food in the steamer.

I had this exact steamer for quite a number of several years and utilised it in all probability 4 times a 7 days. My initial just one last but not least gave out so i acquired a copy on the internet. It arrived to me immediately, as it was stated in the description, and it operates like a appeal.I have employed it as a rice cooker, a double steamer, and (ordinarily) just as a single steamer. I am looking ahead to numerous additional decades of use from this steamer.

This steamer cooks greens and rice beautifully in just a number of (six-14) minutes and i can just put the cooking trays straight to the dishwaher. I use it practically each evening for all my veggies. The double tray is great for two vegetables that cook dinner at distinctive costs for the reason that i can begin the slower cooking veges and just fall on the second tray a few minutes later to have them the two concluded together. The only grievance is that the timer environment can’t be manually shortened after it is established.

Key specs for Oster 5711 Electronic 2-Tier 6.1-Quart Food Steamer, White:

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  • Generates steam in less than a minute, letting cooking start immediately
  • Double-tiered 6.1-quart capacity holds a variety of foods
  • 75-minute timer, auto shut-off setting for safety
  • See-through external reservoir helps to ensure steady steaming
  • 3-4/5-Quart and 2-3/10-quart steaming bowls, collapsible steaming trays; includes 8 egg holders

Comments from buyers

“Wonder appliance!, Excellent for Steaming Vegetables, A better way to cook veggies”

We have used this oster 5711 mechanical steamer for a number of years but the aged one remaining the dwelling with my housemate of twelve yrs so i got a new a person. Steamers really don’t occur any far better than this 1 — i have tried using some others. Fill it up with your most loved slice up veggies, fill the steamer pot beneath the veggie bowl, established the timer and you should not stress about it until eventually the dinger dings. It makes cooked veggies straightforward. Oh, and the price tag is great.

We switched back again to this dial-operated steamer right after two digital kinds stopped operating on us. Doing the job wonderful so significantly, even though we have only experienced for a month. What is actually disappointing about this design is that the holes are too huge–if we are steaming veggies, corn/peas/carrots frequently slide by, as do bits of broccoli.

I have been shopping for this model steamer for about 10 many years. It is really one of the major potential steamers, and currently being equipped to do two vegetables or a protein and a vegetable at the moment in two individual baskets has proved invaluable in my hectic daily life. I use distilled water, but commonly right after about two decades both the heating device is very effectively crusted and requirements replacement, or the plastic bowls last but not least start cracking. 00 this is just one of the most frugal however prolonged long lasting resources in my kitchen area.

Heaps of us like to steam our corn on the grate of the steamer, but in the circumstance of this steamer, the openings in the grate are so significant the corn falls through. Not pleasing and extremely fixable. Correct it and i will be amid the 1st to stand in line to buy however yet another new a person.

I have to say that obtaining this steamer has resulted in my spouse and children feeding on more veggies. I normally cook carrots, brussels sprouts, and asparagus all at same time stacked in a crisscross fashion. The only criticism i can imagine off is that the tiny plastic reservoir on entrance, applied to show you water degree, occasionally get filthy or moldy inside since it is really extremely hard to get anything in there to scrub. But this could be my fault considering the fact that i from time to time do not rinse it instantly just after working with. Possibly way i am not that apprehensive about it given that the steam really a great deal kills most all the things.

I have applied this steamer on the normal 4 times a week, each individual 7 days since i bought it. I have presently gotten my cash out of it. I have tried out diverse can make and versions around the years but oster is a single of the improved makers. Its a superior solid merchandise that will give you a lot of service and you will not be let down with the cooking results.

We purchased this to switch our historical steamer. My 92 12 months aged mom needs issues the similar, i want the most effortless and we equally demand from customers durability. I steam rice, ground turkey and miso soup to feed my greyhounds. This is carried out 3 situations weekly minimal, then in involving, i steam veggies, hen and nutritious stuff for us. The h2o window is new, but i like that i can make confident that mother has not forgotten to set h2o in the foundation. I haven’t applied the egg tray still or steamed two amounts but will quickly. Pretty like our outdated machine but with new tricks and can do anything i want, not just rice.

Very simple to use and it truly is wonderful that it has a timer. You should not have to worry about it remaining on if i’m not obtainable when it is really completely ready.

I actually have not opened the box since i am still utilizing my outdated just one, exact same brand and product. Just before the just one i am using, i experienced two many others they last about a 12 months or so but i use it each solitary working day so i guess undertaking that, they do put on out. The 2nd one i had was digital and i much prefer the mechanical. I wished to invest in a different a single considering that my aged a single is getting previous and approaching a yr and a 50 percent old i don’t want to be without a person if it fails to do the job. I really like this steamer–it is so straightforward to steam veggies,potatoes, rice and hard ‘boil’ eggs.

Purchased this to substitute the pile of crap that is the rival model of this merchandise. Common difficulty uncovered with their item and business was unwilling to stand powering product or substitute. Hardly ever buy a rivalthis one is user helpful, demonstrates large window indicating water stage, heats up unbelievably rapidly, areas appear to be sturdy. Overall i am ecstatic with it. Would definately obtain once again and advise.

This oster is effective excellent- simple instructions, effortless use. What can i say- and it can be affordable way too. It took without end to look for as a result of all the steamers and come across it, though… why was it so challenging to discover a replacement for my fantastic ol’ rice steamer from twenty decades ago??. Is rice more challenging to cook dinner or are we just picky about it?.Ah well, this is a superior 1, except you want a thing extravagant.

Right now i’m purchasing my next steamer like this. I experienced my 1st oster steamer 5711 for in excess of 14 years and had gotten it no cost with a bread maker. Guess which just one receives additional use???.I assume that speaks for by itself. It give up working on thanksgiving morning and i had to boil my potatoes. So i am not only ordering just one for myself, but also acquiring a single for 2 of my ladies for xmas. It can be been on their wish listing a few years now. I was going to order the 5712, an up-to-date one. But resolved versus it as there is certainly just much more bells and whistles. This 1 proved alone and i’m sticking with it.

How did i even cook dinner ahead of i owned this miracle system?. It is super simple to use, steams a ton of food at once, and is straightforward to clear up. I do food prepping (cooking all your food on a person working day a week) and this factor is a lifesaver. I understand steam cooking, regardless of what instrument you use, is based on the exact same notion (incredibly hot steam cooks your food), but for regardless of what motive, the layout of this equipment cooks the food so a lot a lot more evenly than a stovetop basket steamer. I have cooked about each individual form of vegetable in it and every thing has been ideal. The cooking instances are often a little a lot more or significantly less than what is indicated in the guide, so there is some demo and mistake concerned, but when you discover the proper time for the type of food you are cooking, you will strike the jackpot. I also steam eggs in it — they come out way greater than really hard boiling. Less complicated to peel and far more evenly cooked. I have cooked meat in it as nicely, while i located it really hard to period the meat so i haven’t employed it quite a few situations for that goal.

Nothing could be a lot easier than cooking with a food steamer for vegetables and rice. Cleanse up is simple – just common dish cleaning soap and water. This solution would be 5 star in my feeling if it had a take care of on best of the lid to elevate it off since it is effortless to get a steam burn off making use of the side handles. I constantly seize a dish towel very first to safeguard my hand from the steam launch. Or else, really delighted with oster’s food steamer.

We have been steaming for several years, the trick is getting a good trusted unit. I have experienced no luck with digitals so i normally adhere to the mechanical timer kinds. We bought the spherical oster some time back again it formulated a crack by the heating ingredient so turned unsafe. Just recieved this new a person, operates excellent has place for numerous points and a number of cooking selections. I did a large acorn squash, a total onion and then some fish. Just to press the limit i experimented with thai sticky rice. It didnt skip a defeat all the food turned out best. The thai sticky rice you soak for four hours then pour the water off and cook dinner for seventy five minutes in the tiny rice bowl ( two cups worth) just remarkable that it did it given that its a more challenging rice to cook dinner. I was not absolutely sure it would do it, the concluded product or service was perfect. If you like steaming as we do i consider you will locate this unit worth owning.

Happy i picked the manual timer, rather than the digital – guide makes management quick and uncomplicated when good tuning your foods. The steamer is wonderful for steaming numerous items. The only cavat – it goes get sizzling. Containers must not be set on desk tops, use a sizzling pad or include.

I now have 1 of these digital styles and i had a mechanical design earlier to working with the electronic a single. I prefer the mechanical 1, but it is for relieve of looking at the remaining cooking time. Both of those kinds of device perform the exact. This is terrific if you want to cook some meat and vegetables or if you want to make rice. You can cook it all at the identical time. You need to have to season points even though because the grease drains off. The machines look to hold up very effectively below repeated use.

On my initial one, immediately after probably 10+ years the substantial dish wore out and it was nearly as expensive to just get a new equipment than exchange the 1 bowl. I really like this steamer and use it consistently for veggies and rice. I have to say that the double-stacking steam characteristic never ever worked for me. The bowls never suit snugly and steam escapes all about the spot.

My black and decker steamer eventually stopped functioning. I might had it for about 10 a long time and acquired my dollars out of it. Tried out to come across it once again with no luck. This is the closest product or service that i located. It really is a very little more substantial than what i would like. I’ve employed it about a dozen occasions with no probs. If it lasts half the decades my b&d i am going to be happy.

This is the very best steamer out there. It does veggies perfectly and even will do the most fantastic tricky boiled eggs. I really like this steamer and even bought a single for my mom and dad who also now enjoy theirs.

I have had an oster steamer in the previous and favored it but they are now producing the tops about 50 % as thick as in the earlier and i never consider they will previous pretty prolonged. I believe they will not keep up quite prolonged without the need of cracking and this is disapointing since their products was always top rated of the line in the earlier.