Homemade Chinese Food Is Easy with These Essential Chinese Cooking Tools

Chinese takeout is as ubiquitous as pizza delivery in the United States for those of us too tired to lift a finger in the kitchen other than to press reheat on the microwave. Of course, home-cooked...

It Is Impossible to Find a Functional Stainless Steel Steamer Basket.

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 8 years ago

It's time for my every-other-decade replacement of my stainless steel steamer basket. I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and picked up a Progressive steamer basket for about $8. As I took it out of the ...

New pans arrived today - what to make 1st? New to SS - cooking/learning experiment?

by vanessa731 6 months ago

Hi everyone! F/u on my 1st post (link below) looking for my 1st SS pans. Finally decided on Cuisinart MCP. It was hard to make a decision due to variety of factors, most important one being the fac...

Steamer & Insert for Fissler/Atlantis Stockpot Owners

by bloodboy 1 year ago

In my thread below: https://www.chowhound.com/post/set-niece-home-1074060 I mention getting these pieces: Fissler 10.9 stockpot Demeyere Industry 5-Ply 8-qt Stainless Steel Stock Pot 2 De...

Disk Bases--Ring of Fire

by kaleokahu 2 years ago

So, yesterday I took delivery of a Demeyere Resto 16cm, 4.5L "asparagus pot". It's a disk-based pot with a base thickness of 4.5mm, 3mm of which is spec'd as the aluminum core. The disk is somew...

48" Thermador Duel Fuel with Steamer; Should I Buy It?

by cino345 7 years ago

My wife and I are having an excruciating time choosing home appliances starting with a great range. My wife all the time cooks for our 4-person family (which often becomes a 6-person family when th...

Do I want a multicooker?

by HabaneroLady 3 years ago

Lately I have been hearing quite a bit about multicookers that combine the functions of, among other things, a steamer, slow cooker, and pressure cooker in one. I have a slow cooker, and a steamer...

Possibilities to Multitask an "Ethnic" Kitchen Appliance?

by SamCurt 3 years ago

I don't really own it, but I'm just thinking about possibilities in adopting a piece of ethnic Chinese kitchen appliance for something other than Chinese. This kind of appliance is basically a c...

Milk steamer for small drive thru

by timberly88 3 years ago

Need help coming up with a solution for heating up milk for hot chocolate in a small drive thru environment. We won't be doing espresso, so buying a combo steam wand and espresso machine seems exce...

What is this? (Pictures)

by Sigurd 4 years ago

It's aluminum and looks like some sort of steamer. I think it will fit in my pressure cooker so I thought I'd give it a try. Can ANYONE tell me what its chief purpose was?

Anyone have experience with All-Clad's steamer?

by pourmewine 4 years ago

I picked up the 5 qt steamer for a great price, and while I don't really go nuts over AC as a brand, I was very pleased with my purchase. Until I tried it out. This thing cannot boil water to save ...

Bamboo steamer baskets - cleaning

by Jacquilynne 13 years ago

I have bamboo steamer baskets that I use primarily to make frozen dim sum, some of which have, since my last round of frozen dim sum making, become covered with a layer of dim sum drippings. Any su...

Steamer ideas?

by mikie 4 years ago

I've come to the conclusion that the steamer we currently have just isn't large enough. I couldn't steam bell peppers standing upright and then I couldn't steam 8 oz of spinich in one pass. The s...

Couscoussier vs Stackable Steamer

by charbelcher 5 years ago

I'm getting into Middle Eastern food and upgrading my cookware in general. Right now I don't have a good way to cook couscous (and no easy way to rig up a colander). Looking at couscoussiers onl...

Ruth Reichl's Christmas gift suggestions

by grayelf 5 years ago

http://www.ruthreichl.com/2014/11/gift-guide-day--1.html I discovered this too late for 2014 but I think she does it annually. Some things are pricey, some not. All are pretty cool and I'd only ...

Stainless steel steamer baskets

by BluPlateSpec 5 years ago

Why doesn't some company make a decent stainless steamer basket? The one I purchased less than six months ago just lost one of its supports (feet). The feet are made of some weak base metal and are...

Electric food steamer advice needed

free sample addict aka Tracy L
by free sample addict aka Tracy L 5 years ago

I am interested in feedback on electric steamers. I am specifically interested in the feedback from people who currently own or have owned one. I have an old fashioned metal basket steamer and I do...

ISO of Rectangular Fish Steamer/Poacher

by VivreManger 9 years ago

Two well-known methods of cooking fish gently are steaming or poaching. Unfortunately I have yet to find a piece of cookware that allows both and accomodates different size fish. I bought the...

Charleston Rice Steamer

by lafalot 5 years ago

Where in Atlanta can I buy a Charleston Rice Steamer?

Breaking in a bamboo steamer??

by Anne H 13 years ago

My son just brought home a bamboo steamer, and over Thanksgiving I am going to make some dumplings. The only other time I used one of these bamboo steamers was ages ago, and I have a vague mem...

IN LOVE with Tupperware Shielded Steamer -- genuine steaming In the Microwave!

Kris in Beijing
by Kris in Beijing 5 years ago

Okay, this came out a few years ago. It's a heavy steamer that is shielded, so the microwaves do not penetrate the two steamer baskets. Food steams and doesn't cook. I got mine from eBay a mont...