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Easy to use steam
on 18 September 2016
PROs: Steams vegetable using existing pans. Metal petals hold the veg in place. Add a cm of water to your pan, cover, bring it to the boil, lower steamer into pan, cover again - and in 5 minutes (for carrots and brocolli, longer for some other veg) you have crisp cooked veg with all the goodness in. Easy to use steam, easy to clean after use, and small to store. Recommend a pan with a clear lid so you can see when the water is boiling and a timer to remind you when finished. Oh, and and oven glove to save your fingers.
CONS: This model has a metal ring to help lift the steamer in and out. Others have plastic handle instead. You'll therefore need oven gloves to take this out. This method also risks ruining your plans if you don't use a timer as if you forget about it the water can evaporate completely. Saying that, we've been using it without problem for years.