2-tier bamboo steamer; designed by famous restaurateur Joyce Chen
2 stackable baskets made of woven bamboo; domed lid traps moisture
Designed for use inside a wok or over a stockpot; ideal for dim sum
Leverages steam cooking to produce healthy foods; avoids fats and grease
Measures 10 inches in diameter; gift-boxed; hand wash with water
Inexpensive and impressive way to cook These are very user-friendly, inexpensive, and impressive. I have used them to make asian-style dumplings and other dishes (like vegan sausages) with great results. They clean up very easily and do not take up a lot of room. Somewhere along the line I was told to line them with parchment paper when cooking so that is typically what I do. The result is whatever I am making doesn't stick. The only time I do not use parchment paper is when I am making something like a vegan sausage, which is typically wrapped tightly in tinfoil.
Best of all, people seem to be impressed when I cook with them. Even though I have a lot of foodie friends people seem to assume my food tastes better when I use these steamers. Overall this is a great gadget that is much more than a novelty. That said, I have found these steamers all over at various price points. The construction often seems identical so if you can find one elsewhere, like an Asian supermarket, for less you're probably not sacreficing much (if anything) in quality. That said, these seem to be fairly priced compared to what I have seen....more info
bamboo steamer Great product, fits nicely into a regular wok, don't need a oversize wok to use it. First time I used it the finished product was perfect, and the multiple layers fit nicely with the dinner menu....more info
Lost without it What's not to love about a bamboo steamer? My last one bit the weenie and I have been totally lost without it since. This Joyce Chen steamer set is a very nicely constructed unit and the awesome price makes it all the better. This is one of my favorite kitchen tools because it is functional... versatile... and one of the healthiest ways to cook that I know of. Yep... I'm a happy camper with this purchase. ...more info
great product! This is a wonderful steamer. I use mine stacking 2 sets high over my wok. Seafood and vegetables cook wonderfully in these. ...more info
product was out of stock product was out of stock. but you you still want review.Had to give one star to continue review....more info
steamer bought one for a gift and a second one for myself... both of us loveit!...more info
Quality I've had this for a few months now and there's really not much I can say about this product other than it looks great and it works great. It seems to be holding up very well....more info
Works perfectly, utterly invaluable! Basically, these bamboo steamers:
* cook much more easily than the standard metal mesh kind; the clearance from the water is higher, the air is trapped a bit more, improving the steaming efficacy, and the size (and multi-tier stacking) means you can cook virtually anything
* are essentially idiot-proof; no matter how little attention you pay, you really aren't going to have a kitchen disaster
* produce very healthy food (at least in terms of the cooking process) - no oil at all!
* keep food soft and moist, preferable to baking
* are energy efficient (relative to ovens, or even pan-cooking) and bamboo is a renewable crop, so these are environmentally friendly!
Wonderful Steamer This is my second one. The bamboo steamer's cover will not drop the water, which is condensed from the steam, back to the food being cooked which may ruin the texture and flavor of the delicacies. That is the reason why I prefer the bamboo one to the aluminum one....more info
Works Great Steams food quickly and keeps everything tasty! Easy to clean as well :)...more info
Excellent Adventure This steamer worked really well. I've never steamed before but my experience thus far have been great. It's perfect for the single or couple that are looking for a quick and no mess way to fix a meal. I come home from work, put the water on, prep my food, and put it in the steamer. By the time, I've changed into casual clothes, dinner is ready.
It's opened the door to a whole new way of cooking!...more info
Joyce Chen Bamboo Steamer Set I have been using the Joyce Chen steamer set to steam king crab and snow crab legs. The steamer does a great job, although I wish the individual sections were a little deeper because the size of the crab legs sometimes makes it hard to fit them in. Steamer is easily cleaned with a little soap and water, and the price was right....more info
Perfect Steamer If you are trying to eat healthy this is a must buy. I can't remember what it was like to cook before I bought this. I use it two three times a week....more info
Smokin' -- or Should I Say Steamin' -- Product! The Joyce Chen 10-Inch Bamboo Steamer Set is all that it is touted to be. When I buy a Joyce Chen product, I expect to buy quality, and Chen's streak continues with this product. It is well made, simple to use, and offers a quick and healthy way to cook food. Also, the price was right. My only critique, and it has nothing to do with the product, it has more to do with the marketing department at Joyce Chen. Being a first time steamer user, I would have liked, and found helpful a booklet or leaflet with a couple of basic steamer recipes, and maybe even a chart with suggested steaming times for certain meats, fish, and vegetables. Instead, I had to travel the internet to find this information. Just an idea Joyce....more info
Joyce Chen Never Ceases to Impress This is my first steamer, and it's absolutely easy to use. Needed some brushing to get the thin slivers of bamboo smoothed down, but that's common practice when you buy a steamer anyway. So far, it's preformed beautifully, we've used it about a dozen times and it has remained in perfect condition. The size of the steamer is generous enough to steam whole, medium sized fish, holds tons of gyoza, wontons, dumplings, and potstickers, and is SO MUCH BETTER than a metal steamer when making vegetables. Everything comes out tasting really, really good.
We're going to buy another, smaller steamer from the Joyce Chen product line in the near future for other stuff. Chen's bamboo handled knives are also worth looking into - good for years....more info
works Just wish it were a little bigger but that's no fault of this steamer. Works just like any other steamer... ...more info
As advertised I bought this to make dumplings and it worked just fine. Solid construction and I was very happy with the results....more info
bamboo steamer We have been very happy with our bamboo steamer. It works quickly and makes all the food taste really fresh....more info
Fantastic I am very please with the bamboo Steamer, it is very well made, simple to clean and they cook wonderfully. I have been wanting one for a long time and I couldn't be happier. I recommend it HIGHLY!!!...more info
My Review This steamer set does a super job. It will easily "steam for two". It will handle all vegetables I can think of. It also steams pre-cooked frozen shrimp -- delicious. We mixed sea products and veggies with surprisingly good results. With some arranging, they are properly steamed at about the same time. ...more info