Dr. Weil 9817 The Healthy Kitchen 2-Tier Electronic Food Steamer
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- Electronic 2-tier food steamer for steaming rice, vegetables, and more
- Upper and lower steamer baskets; user-friendly LCD control panel
- 6 pre-programmed steaming options; indicator lights; automatic timer
- Secure-fitting lid; dishwasher-safe parts; instruction book included
- Measures approximately 11-1/2 by 8-4/5 by 15-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
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The other thing I don't like is that after the food is finished steaming and you remove it, the steamer starts up again at 99 minutes - even if you press stop. In order to get it to stop steaming I had to unplug it.
The preset menu selections for fish, eggs, rice, vegetables, duck, etc...seem great but based on what and how much you are cooking you have to adjust the times after you look up in the manual how many minutes they recommend. Then it's trial and error. Their recommended time for asparagus and broccoli completely over cooked both of them. The time recommended for a soft boiled egg was too long and it came out hard.
I was pleased with how it cooked salmon and it's fairly easy to clean. Maybe I was just expecting too much.
I love to steam organic chicken, organic broccoli and organic long-grain brown rice - all at once - just becareful - usually I have to take the broccoli out much sooner so it doesn't get soggy, then the chicken and then finally the rice - so I try keep the food warm as I wait for the rice to steam - that takes the longest ... but it's worth the wait. So, watch the times on the different things you're cooking especially when you cook a couple of different things at once and watch out for the steam when you remove the foods.
I wash the containers by hand and find they are a little tough to get fully clean - they are never as clear looking as they were before you started using them, so even though it's a bit aggrivating to scrub and scrub with a sponge(of course not a with a hard scratchy or wirey sponge/brush) it's still all worth it - I even steamed wild salmon fillets in it - delicious! So, my advice, if you are truly looking for a way to eat healthy and have it be quick and easy - this is it! Your whole meal in one vessel and it cooks the food while you're attending to whatever else you need to do - one word - awesome! I use it so much - I even leave it on my countertop - it's one of my favorite appliances. I recommend this highly - so stop debating and buy it now!
Despite this, I thought I'd give it a shot. Salmon came out overdone, though still moist. The time indicated for soft-cooked eggs is about twice as long as necessary. Veggies - I tried green beans, broccoli, spinach - kept their color wonderfully, but again the suggested times seem far too long for crisp-tender or even tender. Mine ended up uniformly mushy. But chicken was still undone in the middle when I used the poultry setting.
I'm underwhelmed and returning it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been in love with this steamer since I picked it up on sale. It has worked seamlessly at cooking rice and steaming veggies. Read morePublished on July 22, 2010 by miss brunette
I liked using the product but there are 2 major design flaws: (1) When the timer runs out, it starts again at like 80 minutes. Read morePublished on April 18, 2010 by H. Chung
Bought this to replace a Black & Decker. Chose this as it is BCP free plastic. It works very well but is quite large n requires a lot of water to fill each time. Read morePublished on October 13, 2009 by Nancy
I bought this last week and it's the best 80 dollars I've spent in a long time. It cooks the food fast and throughly. Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by K. Ward