Steaming is one of the healthiest and most nutritious ways to prepare our dishes: it reduces the amount of fat in our meals by not using oil, it keeps the vitamins and nutrients of the food practically intact … And there are many ways to do it: in the microwave, in a food processor or, in the case that we are going to deal with today, in a bamboo basket.
These baskets or steamers are very easy to use: we just have to put the food in them, place them in a wok or pot with hot water and wait the necessary time. In them we can cook everything: rice, vegetables, gyozas, meat and fish …
In addition, bamboo is an elegant -and sustainable- material that we can serve directly on the table and it will also serve as decoration. And if you want to get one, these are the six bamboo steamers or baskets Amazon’s top rated:
HANHAN bamboo steamer
This bamboo basket includes 2 bamboo baskets and a lid. A trick to save time taking advantage of this is to stack both baskets and cook separate and independent dishes in each of them, at the same time: we get two dishes using the same energy.
Ideally, always use the steamer with a non-stick paper, to avoid sticking and damaging the surface of the basket. They are very easy to clean and to avoid unnecessary wear, it is recommended to wash it by hand and dry it when finished. We have chosen the small size, 15 centimeters, which costs 19.90 euros. But it is also available in 18, 21 and 24 centimeters.
HANHAN Natural Bamboo Steamer, 2 Tier Steam Basket with Lid, Ideal for Ravioli, Vegetables and Sum Size (15cm)
Grandma Shark 2 Bamboo Steamer
This bamboo steamer 25.4 centimeters, includes two baskets and a lid. It is a medium-large size, to cook for several people. To save time – and energy – we can cook two different dishes at the same time, one in each basket. Ideally, place the foods that take the longest to cook in the upper basket, and those that take the least time in the lower one.
To prevent food from sticking, it is best to always use a steamer paper at the bottom of the basket. This model includes 50 steamer papers and two pairs of bamboo chopsticks to use in your meals. Made with eco-friendly organic bamboo. It is not dishwasher safe, but we have to wash it by hand and let it dry before putting it away. 36.98 euros.
Grandma Shark 2 Levels Bamboo Steamer with Metal Ring, 50 Count Paper Steamer and 2 Pairs Chopsticks, Suitable for Steam Dumplings, Rice, Meat (Ø 25cm) (25.4 × 15 cm (with Metal Ring))
BlauKe Bamboo Steamer
This bamboo steamer is a of the most complete, as it includes two baskets, a lid, some tongs, two pairs of bamboo chopsticks and 50 cooking blades. Have 25 centimeters outside diameter (23.5 cm inside), making it compatible with the vast majority of pans and woks.
By having two baskets we can cook two dishes at the same time independently. To clean it, use only warm water, soap and a soft cloth: no dishwasher. It is made from sustainable bamboo. 26.99 euros.
Bamboo Steamer 25cm for Rice, Dim Sum, Vegetables, Meat and Fish – Bamboo Steamer for Steam Cooking with 2 Decks, 2 Pairs of Reusable Chopsticks, 1 Tweezers and 50 Steaming Papers
Reishunger Bamboo Steamer
It has two baskets and a lid, with a size (25 centimeters) ideal for cooking up to four people without problems. This model includes two cotton towels To be placed at the bottom of the baskets when cooking and to prevent any grain of rice or the like from falling between the holes.
To wash it, always by hand: with hot water, soap if necessary, and a kitchen towel when finished. This time we have chosen the largest size, 25 centimeters, which comes out for 23.99 euros. But it is also available in a smaller size, 20 centimeters.
Reishunger Bamboo steamer (Ø 25 cm, 2 levels) for rice, dim sum, vegetables, fish and meat, includes 2 cotton towels, for 4 people
Flexzion bamboo steamer
A traditional design but with a different touch for its metallic details stainless steel in the baskets. It is 20 centimeters in diameter, ideal for using in a wok or over a pot and cooking for two or three people.
If we stack both baskets we can cook two dishes simultaneously. It is made of woven bamboo and when cleaning it, always by hand with warm water and a little soap, drying it when finished. It includes two pairs of bamboo chopsticks and 50 steamer papers to cook. 32.99 euros.
Flexzion Bamboo Steamer with 2 Decks for Authentic Asian Food, Steam Basket with 2 Pairs of Chopsticks and 50x Steam Liners (8 in./20cm)
Steamer by Relaxdays
This steamer also has two heights, as it includes two baskets and a braided lid. Its dimensions are approximately 15.5 x 24 x 24 cm, a medium to large size with which to cook for three or four people.
It is very easy to use: we just have to put the food to be cooked in the basket and put the steamer on top of a wok or a pot with boiling water. Also by having two different baskets we can stack them and cook two dishes at once. Handwash. 32.90 euros.
Relaxdays 2 Tier Steamer Basket, Bamboo, Beige, 15.5 x 24 x 24 cm
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