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Black & Decker HS2000 Flavor Scenter Steamer and Rice Cooker


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  • Electric steaming unit cooks food without added fat
  • Includes oblong steam bowl with screen for herbs and a 7-cup rice bowl
  • Automatic timer (up to 75 minutes)
  • Bowl, cover, and drip tray are dishwasher-safe
  • Two-year warranty
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Product Manual [644kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 10.2 x 9.7 inches ; 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00004SC50
  • Item model number: HS2000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,171 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Steams food without adding fats or calories / Built-in flavor scenter to spice up fish, chicken, and vegetables / 75-Minute timer with signal bell Clear view container shows how much juice is made Removable parts for easy cleaning Dishwasher-safe

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After three days with Black & Decker's Flavor Scenter, I had used it to perfectly steam asparagus, artichokes (flavored with garlic in the steamer's flavor screens), and leeks. Though I doubted its usefulness when I first got it, I was a convert! This is an extremely useful appliance, a real boon especially to those trying to eat more healthily. The steam bowl's oblong shape perfectly holds vegetables, such as asparagus and corn, as well as three (or six, when layered) mid-size artichokes, which fit in upright. The rice cooker bowl is slightly smaller but can still hold 7 cups of cooked rice. Put water in the base and vegetables, seafood, or rice in the steamer; set the timer according to the instruction manual; and have your hands free until it rings. As an added feature, two small screens below the bowl can be filled with herbs to scent and flavor whatever's cooking. This cooker would also be ideal in a starter kitchen or dorm room, where its multiple uses would really come in handy. It's dishwasher-safe, but because it doesn't ever come near grease, it's easily wiped clean. --Maria Dolan

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Customer Reviews

It is so easy to use.
Michele Lardou
Buy one for yourself and everyone you know, eat healthy and live longer!
Nelrak
Rice is perfect -- as are any vegetables that we steam.
P. Rich

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

283 of 297 people found the following review helpful By Jadepearl VINE VOICE on June 8, 2000
I used this while staying at a friend's house and found the following things:
1) It steams vegetable okay; 2) Does not do traditional rice well at all;
The rice that this steamer could do was stuff like Uncle Ben's or Minute Rice (parboiled rice).
If you eat rice a great deal then I would recommend buying a rice cooker like Tiger or Zojiruishi (sp?). Which are designed to handle the boiling and steaming of rice as its main function. Most of these lines also handle steaming vegetables as well. Further there is a warming function in a specialized rice cooker that this black and decker does not have.
The machine itself has the usual black and decker aesthetic of clean design and easy dial but it is not satisfactory in cooking rice. The results were inconsistant with regular rice (both long grain and Japanese short grain - did not have a chance to try Basmati).
If you are getting this just to steam vegetables it is fine. But if you are buying this as a rice cooker then spend the extra and get a specialized rice cooker.
If you are getting a rice cooker please note the following:
1) Never buy a cooker that uses an unlined Aluminium pan - it will make your rice taste off and the pan has a shorter life span because every time you scrub aluminium shears off (that's not dirt that's metal in the dish water. Teflon coated is fine and so is stainless steel.
2) The cooker should have a warming function - this is pretty standard;
3) Compact and tucks away easily - nicer models can be brought straight to the table since the power cord is retractable.
4) Evaluate the amount of usage you are going to get out of it before buying a model. There is no reason to get a Neuro-fuzzy logic $250+ rice cooker if it is only an occasional thing for you.
Skip this cooker for rice.
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73 of 73 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 18, 2001
I love this steamer! I have used it for vegetables, rice, hard-boiled eggs, and making my own babyfood! I started out keeping it in a cabinet, but I found I use it so often, I moved it out onto my countertop. I have already recommended this product to several friends, and now I am buying one for someone as a gift. It makes perfect rice everytime. I love the timer. It comes with a wonderful guide for ideas and recommended cook-times. The herb/spice flavor scenter is an added bonus. This is the best purchase I have made for my kitchen in a long time, and my family is eating healthier now because of it.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Suz on May 13, 2003
I recently moved to a small studio apartment that has a galley with a fridge for a kitchen (there's no stove). Years ago I bought the first steamer that B&D put out and used it to death. I was happy to discover 7 years later that the current model holds up the reputation that preceeds it. Vegetables as well as rice come out perfectly. Fill it up and let it go until the timer tells you it's done.
With regards to a previous posting about it not being good for rice because it takes 50 minutes... well, it does exactly what your stove does when you are cooking conventional brown rice and certain varieties of white rice. Typically either of those 2 take 40 minutes for 5 cups (cooked) or so. If you want it in under 20 minutes, use Minute Rice. Also, how you like your rice makes a difference as well. I cook my white rice 35-40 minutes in the B&D steamer because I like it slightly firm. Cooking it 50 minutes can create wet and sometimes mushy rice if you aren't careful to use the recommended amount of water or slightly less.
Bottom line... this is a keeper, a real must have, especially for those summer days when you just don't want to fire up the stove. It's excellent for a bachelor, single person on the go, or a dorm room too.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 13, 2000
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I recently purchased the Black & Decker Flavor Scenter Steamer and I love it! I avoided cooking brown rice for a long time because it takes 30 minutes to cook on the stove. With the steamer it takes more time, but after 45 minutes I have fluffy rice. I love the fact that I don't need to stir the rice or worry about it sticking to the pan.
This is a really great product for people who are looking to watch their fat intake b/c the steamer has a drip tray that collects the fat and oil from the steamed food. I do have one complaint. Although it's called the Flavor Scenter Steamer, when I added bay leaves to the appropriate tray my rice in no way tasted like it was flavored with bay leaves.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is purchasing a steamer for the first time.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Eric Mueller on April 8, 2001
I hate to cook, I hate to clean up, it's all just awful... but since I'm not rich enough to eat out every meal, I've been learning to make stuff at home... this steamer, combined with my Geo Foreman Grill, makes up the front line in my arsenal of indispensable kitchen appliances. I'm not sure about the guy who reviewed the unit and said the fish fell through the "mesh"-- as you can clearly see from the picture, there is no metal; the food goes in the clear plastic chamber and there are tiny holes in the bottom for the steam to rise. The steamer comes with a simple cookbook-- really, more like guidelines for how much time for fresh and frozen vegetables, meats and other foods. It's just easy, and simple, and painless to set up and dump food in and when the bell rings, it's done and delicious. Nothin' to it!
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