Orka Personal 12-Ounce Oval Steamer, Blue
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- 12-ounce steamer in blue--ideal size when cooking for one
- Made from non-stick, stain-resistant silicone; easy-grip handles; nonstick and stain-resistant surface
- Steaming enhances a vegetable's flavor and preserves nutrients
- Microwave and oven safe to 430 degrees F; includes recipe booklet
- Dishwasher safe; 5-year warranty
Top Customer Reviews
Keep in mind that this is quite small, definitely not enough for a side dish for two people (well, maybe if it's peas or something) and barely enough broccoli for one if you are a big vegetable eater. I bought a larger one as well for bigger meals.
The silicone doesn't seem to hold odors or stains. If the frozen foods you're steaming are awkwardly shaped, it can be difficult to get a seal between the lid and the dish piece. In that case, you would want to adjust the arrangement of the food after about a minute of cooking in the microwave. Not a bad idea to wait until the food is in the microwave to put the lid on, either, since sometimes the lid becomes a tiny bit askew while you carry it across the kitchen. That is one downside to using a flexible dish.
What I got far exceeded those expectations. I don't understand the science of it, but the top seals itself to create a fantastically efficient steamer, with the vitamins locked in. Perfect for steaming brussel sprouts in about 2 - 2 and 1/2 minutes. Broccoli, carrots, more - great results. I make a burrito mixture and can get two burritos out of it with a little leftover. I haven't tried a great variety of foods but I look forward to that cooking adventure. Keep in mind it's a 'personal' steamer - food for one, (and a little more). Cleaning is unbelievably easy, hand washed or in dishwasher - huge plus. Really great product.
The 12-oz size is generous for one serving and the thing cleans easily in the dishwasher or by hand. The cover just sits on top but manages to retain the moisture of the food or steam raw veggies very effectively. The silicone is pliable so can be squashed into a small space for storage if necessary and is nice enough looking that I'm content to eat my reheated meal right from this little gadget if it's a soup or stew sort of dish. It doesn't get hot in the microwave, but because it is pliable you do need two hands to transport it.
While I haven't tried cooking things such as salmon in the container,I understand that works well. For me, just having a safe container to reheat things makes this item well worth its cost. I'm even buying more for gifts. Great little device.
Update: I've since cooked both individual portions of fish and chicken from frozen to done in about 6 minutes! Now if that alone isn't worth the price, nothing is. I always forget to defrost something for my dinner and often end up nibbling things I shouldn't touch. Now I can cook a chicken breast or tuna steak directly from its frozen state. Adding a tasty sauce prior to cooking makes a delicious entree fast and easy.
Somehow these silicone steamers do a nicer job for me in the microwave than anything else I've ever used.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use this to make my veggies every single day. The vegetables cook perfectly every time. I have also poached fish in this item. It comes out tasty and moist.Published 10 months ago by Spike
bought these for my sister to encourage her try them which she did and is hooked too.already ordered more.in the larger size for her.Published on April 24, 2013 by chaz
I haven't tried meat in here, but you def. can't do pasta in there and i've tried carrots but without making them shrivel to nothing you overflow with water... Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by AJ
I've bought one for just about everyone I love and they all love theirs. I would buy the 20oz, not the 12oz.Published on February 24, 2013 by CB
I used this steamer when visiting family over the holiday's - the product is great and i ordered my own.Published on February 4, 2013 by John M. Peters
I adore these orka cooking steamers. Thanks to them, I eat healthy foods which I cook so quickly... I really recommend them to vegetable lovers and people who do not like to put... Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Jojo
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