Bamboo Steamer

Bamboo steamers are traditionally placed over a wok or a similar shallow vessel filled with water. Choose a size that will fit securely over your selected pot without it tipping over. For the best results, choose a bamboo steamer that's about an inch wider than the pot you're using. More

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Town 34218 Bamboo Steamer, 18 in

KaTom #: 296-34218

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Town 34622 22" Chinese Steamer Water Pan, Aluminum

KaTom #: 296-34622

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Town 34212S Bamboo Steamer, 12 in

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Town 34614 14" Chinese Steamer Water Pan, Aluminum

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Town 36518 18"Dim Sum Steamer, Stainless

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Town 34220 Bamboo Steamer, 20 in

KaTom #: 296-34220

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Town 34222 Bamboo Steamer, 22 in

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Town 34224 Bamboo Steamer, 24 in

KaTom #: 296-34224

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Common Questions About Bamboo Steamers

What are the benefits of using bamboo steamers?

Bamboo steamers cook food more gently than boiling and poaching and do not negatively impact the food's vitamins and minerals. These steamers maintain the product's color and shape better than many other cooking methods.

How do I use a bamboo steamer?

Traditionally used to steam dumplings, fish, and vegetables, bamboo steamers are relatively simple to use. Before food is placed in the bamboo steamer, the bamboo should be lined to make cleanup easy and prevent the food's flavor from being absorbed. Parchment paper, cheese cloth, cabbage leaves, banana leaves, lettuce, and corn husks all work well for a liner. After adding food to the bamboo steamer, you should place it on properly sized cookware. Water added to the cookware should be low enough to avoid touching the food. The steamer's lattice-like structure then enables steam to rise and cook the food.

What materials are available for Chinese steamers?

Bamboo is the most common and traditional option since it absorbs some of the moisture from water vapor and prevents it from dripping into the food. These bamboo steamers require a liner to eliminate flavor transfer between products. Chinese steamers made of polypropylene are lightweight and may be safe in the dishwasher. Stainless steel Chinese steamers often come in a set and include a colander; these units sometimes heat the water and trap steam more quickly and efficiently.

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