Steamers use water that is heated to the point of vaporizing to apply heat to food. This is a moist method of cooking that is not suitable for all foods.
Pros to steamers: Healthy food preparation method, keeps food looking nice and fresh, vital nutrients are not leaked out, and it is quite inexpensive. Cons to steamers: Steam can cause serious burns, meat may not have an appealing appearance, and you can't cook all foods with them.
Tips on steamers: You can steam frozen vegetables just as easily as fresh vegetables.
Make sure your food is evenly spread on the bottom of the steamer basket.
Always put meat on the bottom of the steamer basket.
Buying steamers: When buying steamers make sure to consider how often you will use it, how big your kitchen is, and how much you are willing to pay.
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