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Stainless Steel Steaming?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 17, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I currently cook with a steamer, but it's made out of plastic. It seems incredibly hard to find one made out of stainless steel (or any other good material), so : what brand do you use, and if you don't steam, do you have a good alternative to steaming?

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on March 18, 2012
at 08:36 PM

Same, I put mine in the dishwasher... not very caveman

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on March 18, 2012
at 06:00 PM

No problem. Just trying to help out. I may want to come back to this thread sometime so I was just thinking of useful tags that seemed relevant and would lead to other relevant threads

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on March 18, 2012
at 04:22 PM

Plus 1 for no uni-taskers (I <3 AB too ;).

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on March 18, 2012
at 03:17 PM

This is what I use. Works like a charm and is easy to clean.

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on March 18, 2012
at 01:01 PM

*Nods* That's why I like the one I've got. I use it for washing greens, as a collection-basket in the garden, for steaming vegetables, and to store fresh veggies on the counter.

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on March 18, 2012
at 08:47 AM

Thanks Warren, I'm not a good tagger.

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on March 18, 2012
at 08:24 AM

I have a bunch of these. These are practical. I wish i quite find one that is really heavy duty. They tend to break in heavy use.

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on March 17, 2012
at 11:14 PM

That's what I use too...I've seen them in most large grocery stores (in NY and VT).

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on March 17, 2012
at 08:32 PM

I would like to have combi oven, i steam so much stuff that usefull :)

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6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on March 17, 2012
at 10:24 PM

Any decent pot and pan collection will come with a steamer. Most shops that sell pan sets should sell stainless steal steamers.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on March 18, 2012
at 08:36 PM

Same, I put mine in the dishwasher... not very caveman

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

(1213)

on March 18, 2012
at 03:17 PM

This is what I use. Works like a charm and is easy to clean.

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on March 17, 2012
at 06:07 PM

I've always used a stainless steel colander over a pot of simmering water with an old pot lid on top of it to catch the steam. I'm sure it doesn't work as well as an actual steamer, but it does the trick for me!

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on March 18, 2012
at 10:38 AM

I go by the Alton Brown mindset of "no uni-taskers in the kitchen". I use a stainless steel colander and set it inside a pot. Don't have to spend money on a separate steamer, nor is it another thing to try to fit in my cabinets.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on March 18, 2012
at 04:22 PM

Plus 1 for no uni-taskers (I <3 AB too ;).

Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on March 18, 2012
at 01:01 PM

*Nods* That's why I like the one I've got. I use it for washing greens, as a collection-basket in the garden, for steaming vegetables, and to store fresh veggies on the counter.

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on March 17, 2012
at 07:09 PM

If you like to steam fish, get a wooden one, doesnt stick so bad, and doesnt conduct heat too much like metal does.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on March 17, 2012
at 08:32 PM

I would like to have combi oven, i steam so much stuff that usefull :)

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Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on March 17, 2012
at 06:30 PM

Here's a beautiful stainless steel steamer -- it's the one I use, and it's not that expensive.

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on March 17, 2012
at 05:28 PM

For stuff like asparagus or carrots, i just cook it in a shallow pan with a little water, or sautee it in butter over low heat with the lid on. I find that a steaming rig is really only needed for things thwt cook a long time like artichokes.

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on March 18, 2012
at 05:09 AM

You don't need to spend much money to get a stainless steel steamer that fits into most pots. Most large grocery stores carry it. It costs about 8 bux or so.

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on March 17, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Bbd50c115fa066bea3ac23a4e82447ff

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on March 17, 2012
at 11:14 PM

That's what I use too...I've seen them in most large grocery stores (in NY and VT).

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on March 18, 2012
at 08:24 AM

I have a bunch of these. These are practical. I wish i quite find one that is really heavy duty. They tend to break in heavy use.

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on March 17, 2012
at 07:56 PM

I've got a stainless one. Where I live there are specialist supermarkets catering to Chinese, Koreans and other Asians, and they always stock them. You could also try restaurant supply firms. Or, instead of a steamer that goes inside one of your pots, get one of those two tier pots where the upper tier has a perforated base.

I realise this is heretical for some people, but microwave ovens provide a good alternative to steaming.

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on March 18, 2012
at 05:39 PM

I recently bought this and am really satisfied with it.

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