Helen’s Asian Kitchen’s natural 10 bamboo steamer is handmade and securely assembled with bamboo pegs and bamboo lacing. Unlike wood, bamboo is a grass, so it’s a renewable and sustainable resource. A bamboo steamer is designed to sit over another pot containing boiling water (specially designed steaming rings make it easy to steam on 11″ or 13″ diameter stockpots). As the water boils, the steam enters the steamer through the open slats in the bottom and is contained in the steamer by the lid. The bamboo steamer absorbs any condensation, keeping water from dripping back onto the food. When heated, it forms a hot container and, with the cover in place, can keep food warm for up to half an hour. The bamboo steamer is also an attractive serving piece and may be brought right to the table. Foods that are steamed require little or no added oils or fats, and they retain vitamins and minerals and cook quickly and evenly.
10-inch steamer for cooking vegetables and meats or serving dim sum
Constructed from tightly woven bamboo slats and secured with bamboo pegs
Traps steam for quick and efficient cooking while absorbing condensation
Includes tight-fitting lid and instruction booklet with recipes
Made by hand; washing by hand recommended