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We use it for: It’s important to have this when cooking meals for the Farr Better Recipes®. I use it all the time. I like how easy it is to put in the bottom of a dutch oven pot or a saucepan to steam my vegetables. It’s very convenient and collapses to save space.
“From 20 to 50 percent of the vitamins, minerals and healthy plant matter can go down the drain with the used water if the vegetables are boiled,” says Grethe Iren Borge, a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima) in Ås, Norway.
“If you steam the vegetables instead, you reduce this loss by half.” As a rule, steaming veggies turns out to be the best option, while boiling them in water is your worst bet. Research has also shown that you should use as little time as possible cooking vegetables. From Sciencenorway.
Removable handle extends and locks into position for filling and transporting and retracts to accommodate pot lids while steaming
Perfect for use with a pressure cooker or multicooker
Handle hole for fork keeps hands away from steam
Steamer fits pots 8” in diameter and up
1 3/4” feet elevate Steamer above water and fold flat when not in use for compact storage
Sturdy, stainless steel construction