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Good alternative to flimsy metal steamers
on December 10, 2012
After reading many of the reviews I decided on this product in spite of some of the comments about difficulty pulling the steamer out of a pot. If using a smaller pot, it's true: it does not come out easily. However, I usually just remove the vegetables with tongs anyway, so it is not an issue. (of course that wouldn't work with peas..) I think if you were to use a wider pot it would be fine (it's just my husband and I, so I generally use a smaller pot anyway). Another comment I read was about hard water stains. Mine has whitish stains too, but we live in a hard water area, so I am used to that. Besides it does not affect the effectiveness of the steamer or the taste of the food in any way. I can live with that as it is only cosmetic!
I have used a silicon steamer in the past, but I burned it when I forgot to put water in the pot, so I was interested in getting another. In the interim I went through 3 metal steamers, of varying prices, and they ALL fell apart!! So in spite of the negative about difficulty taking it out of the pot, I purchased this one and am happy with it.