Description: Includes stainless steel steamer basket Highly polished stainless steel interior for easy cleaning Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended Heavy gauge stainless steel construction
Description: A necessity for any kitchen, this versatile Calphalon multi pot has everything you need to prepare delicious meals every time. It is perfect for cooking everything from pasta dishes to soups and stews. The vegetable insert is ideal for steaming ...
Cooking with steam is an alternative cooking method that helps to maximize nutritional benefit and flavor. Pot inserts and vegetable steamers allow you to cook food without having to submerge it in water or oil. The steamer keeps your vegetables tender and succulent, which is optimum for many different recipes. If you are looking for a healthy way to prepare vegetables, then steaming both avoids fatty oils and prevents vital nutrients from leaching out. If you are rushing to prepare multiple food items, then steamers allow you to cook unique foods on each layer. For example, you can cook various spiced vegetables on each layer and each will come out with their own unique flavor. There are many different types of steamers, from pot inserts to standalone steamers that are made from metal or bamboo. The type of steamer you decide on depends on your personal preference, as well as the amount of space you need to steam your food.
Stainless steel pot inserts are one of the most familiar forms of steamers. The metal makes them easy to clean and they come in customizable sizes to fit any pot size. You can even place stainless steel pot inserts into the dish washer with the rest of your cookware. Stainless steel pot inserts are perfect because they will not warp from high temperatures. Most pot inserts are safe for all types of stovetops, from electric, glass and induction. If you are looking for the highest quality pot inserts, then you may also want to find one with a pure aluminum core and handles that will stay cool throughout the cooking process.
If you are looking for an alternative to copper or stainless steel, then you might want to consider a bamboo steamer. A bamboo steamer is a great alternative to traditional steamers and it has three unique layers, so you can cook multiple different foods. Each basket is the same size and easily stacked on top of one another. You can place your bamboo steamer directly into a pan or wok filled with an inch to two inches of water.
Many times you need to get dinner ready and on the table in a matter of minutes. If you would like to quickly prepare healthy steamed vegetables then you can use a plastic steamer that is microwavable safe. The steamer cases allow you to prepare food that is soaked in its own sauce. The food is cooked at the optimal temperature for flavor and nutrition.
A nonstick alternative to metal, bamboo and plastic is silicone. Silicone steamers can easily be placed on top of your pot as a basket for fresh vegetables. The silicone surface prevents the handles from heating up, so it is safe to move and store with your hands. You can easily clean up your steamer after using it because of the nonstick surface.
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