T-fal VC1338 Balanced Living Compact 2-Tier Electric Food Steamer, 4-Quart, Black
Another way to easily enjoy fresh steamed food without the hassle of using a stove is through an electric food steamer. This one is compact but no less effective. Steam your veggies without losing flavor. It has 2 tiers and 4 quart capacity, great for small gatherings, family dinners or packing picnic foods. You can also use it for steaming seafood and meats for complete meals. It features digital controls to make things easier for you and a 60 minute countdown timer. No need to struggle with accuracy. Now all you need to do is press a button and take out your fresh meal. It’s like placing an order and getting great restaurant quality steamed food in the comfort of your own kitchen.
This electric steamer is also easy to store. Simply turn the two tiers over and it’s ready to be put away and washed. These two tiers contain a removable plate to accommodate larger items. So you can adjust the settings for small and big servings. If you want or need to use only one tier, you have the option to do so, to save on energy and make it more efficient, especially when you’re only preparing a small amount. It’s suitable and practical for long term use because it doesn’t have problems with hard water deposit. This means that if you have hard water in your area, you don’t need to worry so much about rusting and buildup of molds.
Here are its best features and some design flaws that you might want to be aware of and consider when comparing it to other models before you buy.
- Visible water level – the water level is visible so you know how your meal is doing and when it is time to empty the tray.
- Compact – the steamer is compact so it fits nicely in most counters. You may even bring it on long vacations.
- Dishwasher safe – parts are dishwasher safe so it’s easy to clean and less risk of breaking.
- Small capacity – since it’s compact, the capacity may be too small if you plan on using it to serve a bigger party.
- Can’t steam rice – this unit is not suitable for steaming rice. If you need to steam rice regularly, there are more versatile models.