Buying A Vegetable Steamer
A vegetable steamer is a kitchen tools that is designed to steam vegetables. Vegetables are meant to be steamed rather than thoroughly cooked to preserve its nutrients as well as preserve its natural flavors. With a vegetable steamer, you can gain valuable nutrients that are found in food plus you don’t need to add spices and ingredients that may be harmful to your health.
If this is the first time to buy a vegetable steamer, consider these special pointers to make sure that you are buying the best model:
• Consider the amount of food that you intend to cook each time. If you plan to steam vegetables for the entire family then purchase a large steamer rather than a vegetable steamer for only one dish. This will definitely save you time and energy in cooking an entire meal for the family.
• Choose a vegetable steamer that is dishwasher safe. Better choose a steamer made of stainless steel so you can easily clean it; stainless steel equipment does not retain odor as well.
• There are several vegetable steamers that have double decks and even triple decks that can steam more vegetables and even two to three dishes at the same time. These types of vegetable steamers are perfect especially when you need to steam food for parties, catering businesses or for a restaurant business.
• There are electronic vegetable steamers that rely on an electronic hot plate to boil water to create steam. These appliances have built in timers that can tell you when food is cooked. This type is perfect when you don’t want to spend time monitoring steaming food. You can do other things in the kitchen as the food is being steamed like making side dishes, setting the table and entertaining guests.