Thursday, April 26, 2012

Favorite Things # 18 - My Sistema Steamer

We have grocery stores here called Fresh and Easy that are owned by the big British store chain, Tesco. I really like the small market feel of them and a lot of the products are cheaper than the regular stores. I was there recently and saw they added kitchen items as well. I saw this cute little microwave steamer and thought it would be perfect for single serving meals. 111/365
I gave it a try and LOVED it. The way it is built the little lips on the corners stay cool so you can remove it from the microwave without burning your fingers. It also has a cool little opening in the top to let the steam out so you don't burn yourself when you remove the lid.

If you don't have a Fresh and Easy nearby you can pick one up on Amazon. They have small, medium and large. I love that this is reusable unlike the ziploc steam bags, and it is BPA free.

Do you steam food often? If so, what is your favorite food to steam?

12 comments:

  1. I love steamed broccoli and have been using ZipLoc stamer bags. But I am going to get one of these, or maybe a couple of different sizes. I see online that KMart carries them too. Thanks for the tip.

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  2. Ah of course you can get them on Amazon. What can't you get on there? This looks like such a fantastic idea. I think I may get me one!

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  3. I don't steam too many vegetables. I do have some packs in the freezer for upcoming recipes but, it will be a first for me. I love amazon too, sometimes I wonder if I'm not addicted to it...lol!

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  4. I don't usually steam veggies, not sure why though! When I add them to pasta dishes, I just add them to the last couple minutes of the pasta water.

    It's a perfect size for you though!

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  5. I've never seen this steamer, but I think it is a great idea. I'll have to search one out. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  6. Very cool! I've never seen one of these before! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Ooo cute! sometimes I just want to steam veggies in the microwave without any fuss and this would be the perfect easy peasy thing to cook them in!

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  8. Wow, how clever is this!! I often steam my veggies and this looks like a great way to do it.

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  9. I just bought a cute little mini steamer. I haven't used it yet but I'm looking forward to lots of broccoli.

    -That mom

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  10. That is so cute! I'll have to look for one!

    Jane
    http://thehealthybeehive.com

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  11. I have an electric steamer that I use at least four times a week. My favorite things to steam are artichokes, or fish. I even steam chicken breasts in it. It is one of my top five must have kitchen items.

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