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Cooking is never an easy thing to do. I have to admit, I’ve had my fair share of fails that it almost becomes double of an effort. But of course, we can’t give up on it because cooking is a life essential. It would literally kill us if we don’t get to learn it for our selves because this is one of the most important basics in life.
Some of us are pretty good and are even excellent at cooking already. They have probably practiced well for it and are fast enough to prepare luscious and complex meals and I definitely wish that I could do the same. There are also some however, who might be too busy to take the time in doing so or to ever have learned to do it. So, what we do is we try and find the tools that would help us make things easier and even faster- or maybe even safer.
Thankfully, one of the examples of such tool is a microwavable steamer. Microwaves in itself is such a great help already so what we do is that we make the best out of it and we ought to use cooking wares that are appropriate for such. With a steamer, we can now heat and cook vegetables and meat without hassling ourselves about it. And just to make things even more easier for you, we searched for the top five microwave steamers that makes up this list.
Sistema Microwave Cookware Steamer
This cookware is specifically made for microwave use. With this, you can easily steam (whether for cooking or reheating) your dishes. As it measures 9.4 x 9.4 x 4.3 inches and only weighs 1.6 ounces, it is perfect for average portions of food.
The body is colored in red which is visually a high light, making it easier to store and locate whenever you need to use it. Then top cover is somewhat partially transparent in white. This could possibly make it easier for you to check on your meal if it has been reheated enough or if it’s already cooked and ready for eating. It is such a plus of convenience.
It includes a lid and it is made of plastic without phthalate and BPA. Aside from it being completely safe for microwave use, it is also safe for dishwasher use. You no longer have to worry about delicately cleaning it with much effort. There are a lot of things that this item can offer and if you would ever take a look, you would hopefully and probably be thankful for getting one.
Progressive Prep Solutions Microwavable Fish and Veggie Steamer
This microwavable steamer measures 11 by 9.5 inches and with one quart capacity, you can easily cook your veggies or fish, and you can also reheat your meals. Despite of it being made of plastic, it is still made of high quality. It is free from BPA and you can easily clean it in the dish washer. Also, it can with stand the high heat with and without the lid.
Coming in a clean green color with the shade of a green apple, this steamer is fresh which would deliciously match up quite well with your vegetables and other steamed dishes. Unlike the deep and well storing steamers, this one is designed as flat. But I assure you that it remains efficient and convenient to use.
You can actually even use it as storage for presenting a meal that had just been prepared. It would certainly look on point and enticing. Then the lid is partially transparent. It is easy to see through your dish or meal inside the steamer so that you don’t actually have to keep on opening it up to check if the food is ready.
Progressive International Microwavable Mini Steamer
Unlike most steamers, this one comes in a mini size to hold more of a small proportion which is just perfect for single servings. Whether you’re trying to cook your veggies or maybe reheating a meal, any of those two would be very doable. With its compact design, it is perfect if you’re on the go. Seeing its size, you can actually easily bring it for a travel or for a bit of stay somewhere else and it won’t be a hassle to you. Easily put it in a bag and bringing it around won’t be a bothering burden.
It also looks very neat and clean because of its clear lid and white color. Measuring 7.2 x 6.2 x 4 inches, this is easy to fit and include in the dish washer for easier and faster clean up after you use it. Now you don’t have to worry much about putting an effort in using and storing it. It would be perfect for steaming your broccoli, dim sum, steamed pork, or maybe even fish, asparagus with potato, prawns, etc. It’s just really too many to mention and I’m already craving.
Handy Gourmet 2 Tier Microwave Steamer
Measuring 9 x 4.2 x 9 inches and weighing 7.2 ounces, this steamer will definitely be great for your cooking and prepping needs. With its double tier design, you can absolutely cook and heat more than just one meal. This would help you do things faster and easier. It is very much ideal for microwaving your meals, plus it is also safe for freezer and dishwasher uses.
If ever you are already tired to clean it up after using, you don’t have to worry. Just a bit of run in the water, put it in securely inside your dish washer and voila. Works just fine! You can separately cook vegetables and fish, or maybe you can cook on the first tier and reheat a recent meal on top. It is made of plastic which is very much durable and reliable. Also, this steamer was designed to speed up the process of steamed food.
For example, you can steam your vegetables on the top tier or the second tier and then you can steam the meat at the lower part. You can actually also use the lower tier to cook and steam a new meal and then you can use the second tier to to reheat left overs or other meals and food that you have in your fridge. You are absolutely hitting two birds with one stone. I guess you can say that you are cooking two dishes at the same time- which sounds perfectly impressive and efficient.
Sistema Microwave Cookware Plate
This cooking ware measures 9.4 inches x 9.4 inches x 2.2 inches high and it is just ideally perfect for your cooking and kitchen needs. Its material is pure plastic and it does not contain any phthalate or BPA which means that it is completely safe to use. Plus, it comes in an appealing color of red.
No wonder that this item is labeled as plate because it would certainly pass for it as one. Unlike common steamers, this one is straight up flat and not exactly deep. This may seem discouraging but I would say that it’s quite the opposite. With this design, size, and style- you can simply use this steamer as your very own personal plate right after the food is ready. It gives you lesser dishes to wash.
With it, comes a lid which is in design to be clipped easily to that the food is secured and well locked inside. It also has a vent which releases the steam to avoid any splattering when cooking or heating your food. After using, you can clean it fast and safely in the dish washer.
We all love getting our selves something to use on our daily lives, one of which, is a steamer. Since this is an item that relates with our food, there are certain risks and safety hazards. Not all materials are made safe for contact with something that we consume, so it is only ideal to double check these kinds of items very well. You know what they say, better be safe than sorry.
There are also lots of other things to consider aside from that. After you consider and note on the material itself, you also have to check and see for your self if it is free from certain chemicals or component. An example is BPA which can be contained in some form of plastic. If an item specifically high lights that it does not contain any BPA or that it is free from BPA, then that item would be a great option already.
Next among the things to consider is the design of a steamer. Does it come with a lid? can you securely lock the lid? Is the color looking clean for use and absolutely appealing? Does it have a vent to let off some steam? The question goes on and on and it will never be enough answered not unless you go check for your self. All these kept in note, hopefully you can pick easily which microwave steamer best fits for your needs.