Constructed from polished stainless steel with a thick aluminum core for even heating. Durable build. Use it as a steamer or as a three-quart pot to boil, heat, or simmer. Dishwasher-safe and oven-safe to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Comfortable phenolic handles.
Some found the steamer smaller than they expected. The handles can get hot, to the point of smelling toxic.
Can be used with a pressure cooker or any pot that is eight inches in diameter or greater. Fully collapsible. Made from premium stainless steel. Nine inches total diameter when opened, with one-inch legs. Center ring for safely lifting it out of pots. Decent price. Easy to use.
Some reports of rusting after a few months or falling apart.
Complete set includes an eight-quart stockpot, a pasta insert, a steamer insert, and a glass lid. Lid is made from tempered glass and has a steam vent. All pieces are dishwasher-safe. Sturdy polished stainless steel construction with an aluminum disc insert for even heating.
Some reports that this option comes covered with a gray production residue that is hard to wash off.
Works well for pressure cookers, pots ranging from five to seven quarts, and multipots. Two levels let you cook two different foods simultaneously. Good for baking, reheating, and steaming. Dishwasher-safe. Comes with a silicone handling mat and an interlocking handle.
Can take longer to cook food than other steamers.
Universal steamer with lid that can fit on pots that are two to four quarts. Works with both straight-sided and tulip-shaped pots. Easy to clean and dishwasher-safe. Cooks food quickly. Lightweight but durable. Oven-safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
You'll need to provide your own pot. Some felt that this steamer was smaller than expected.
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If you want to create healthy entrees and side dishes, a stainless steel food steamer is an excellent addition to your kitchen. Stainless steel food steamers can either be electric and standalone or stovetop models. The stovetop variety comes in either a foldable/collapse design that fits inside a pot, or a perforated metal pan that fits inside another pan. Some steamers come with a second pan while others are designed to fit within a pan you already own. A few insertable models can be used in a pan, pressure cooker, or multifunction cooker (like an Instant Pot). And, to cut down on cleaning time, look for models that are dishwasher safe.