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be very careful reading all the reviews.. this steamer is THIN metal.
on September 14, 2012
Yes, all the comments are accurate, it works great. What they don't say is that ALL steamers work great. That's the point, to steam juice.
It is beautiful. It's gorgeous.
I have had an old aluminum steamer I bought off ebay that I've used for about 3 yrs.. It worked absolutely awesome, but gave me the heebie jeebies that I was boiling in aluminum. I carefully researched stainless steel and went with Mehu Lissa.
I'm pretty disappointed.
First off, the packaging sucked. (I didn't buy it off Amazon, I bought it off the Mehu Lissa site) My brand new steamer has two dings in it already, right out of the box. It came in a thin cardboard box that was exactly the width of the steamer, no padding. My steamer arrived two days ago, I sold my old one this morning, I got the new steamer out of the box and am about to make blackberry juice, so I can't send it back, as my fruit is ready now, and it already took almost 2 weeks to arrive.
Nextly, this steamer is so thin. Be assured you WILL dint it while washing it in your kitchen sink, it is really that thin.
You will never use the bottom for a cooking pot, as the sharp thin edges will get quickly destroyed by metal stir spoons. The metal is SO thin.
It is absolutely beautiful. You will love looking at it, you will love the pictures on the website, as it sits there, gleaming.
It is thin. WAY too thin. As soon as you have dings, you have air leaks. As soon as you have air leaks, the steam escapes and it becomes unefficient.
My final comment is that the handles are sharp. They are not comfy to hold on to. They are fastened on by pin-prick sized rivits..(sp?) Who would design sharp edges handles on something that you have to hold on to??? How can that possibly be the "new 2012 design"?
Online it stated that the "new 2012 design" is larger, 11 1/2 quarts instead of 10 (I think that was the comment). And that it would be stamped "10" on the box, "but don't be alarmed, it's a typo". Well the actual steamer is also stamped "10", right on the bottom. I don't know what part of the steamer is the part measured, but the entire steamer is smaller than the aluminum I just got rid off a couple hours ago.
I am thrilled to have a new steamer that's not aluminum. And I'm really disappointed by it's lack of quality, and lack of thought. It is just so thin that I can't even imagine how careful I'm going to have to be using it. But yes, it's very beautiful and I"m sure it will work perfectly.
I"m very disappointed, and I can't send it back, because it's canning season, my freezers are already too full to store any more fruit that needs to be picked and juiced now, and I don't have my old steamer to use in the meantime. I don't think I could recommend this one.
I"m just totally disappointed. It was a lot of money. Its really thin and you will have to be VERY careful washing it.
I'm sure it steams fabulously. My other one did too... And as long as you NEVER dint it, it will work great..