Oster 5711 Mechanical Food Steamer, White
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- Generates steam in less than a minute, letting cooking start immediately
- Double-tiered 6.1-quart capacity holds a variety of foods
- 75-minute timer, auto shut-off setting for safety
- See-through external reservoir helps to ensure steady steaming
- 3-4/5-Quart and 2-3/10-quart steaming bowls, collapsible steaming trays; includes 8 egg holders
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Top Customer Reviews
This is also very easy to clean~ I placed it in the top rack of the dishwasher, is quiet, and very durable. A MUST HAVE kitchen item!
"The housing is polypropylene. The lid is Amorphous polycarbonate polymer or Amorphous styrene acrylonitrile."
BPA is used in making polycarbonate, so there is a chance there is BPA in the lid. However, the housing is BPA-free.
I used another bowl other than the clear BPA-FULL plastic one and this dern steamer started leaking around the fill thing after only three uses. I just put the whole mess in my trash can. I wish I could post a picture of it in my trash can. I used to think Oster made decent products. Never again. Unsafe. Unhealthy. And breaks.
I got this for Christmas and am still in love with it.
It makes steam SO fast... I use it everyday--often more than once a day.
I'm even seriously considering getting another one because I often have to wash the lid before I can use it again.
I haven't tried rice yet, but I have steamed everything including tortillas (Gosh! Burritos are so much easier and fun to make now), chicken, veggies, potatoes, and my all time favorite:Yams.
Pros: Super fast,needs very little supervision and has a warming feature that spouts steam every few minutes after the timer runs out. Also, very very easy to clean and not at all complicated.
Cons: I'm always tempted to salt my food before putting it in the steamer. Also, well, its very nice but it looks a little cheap because it is made from plastic. But, it is sturdier and of a higher quality than the plastic represents.
FYI,, the picture makes it look like you can just load it up with food. Not so. It isn't as tall as the pic makes it look, and if you need to use the small bowl, it takes up a lot of room.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too many parts. I think we already lost the ring that goes around the stone....I wish they could just keep it simple.Published 28 days ago by I can see clearly now...
I love this product. My mother in law bought me one for Christmas years ago and I use it at least 3 -4 times a week. I bought this one for my nephew and his new bride. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sandra Aylor
Very easy to set up. Efficient to use. My wife loves this product!Published 2 months ago by Charles L.
This is the best steamer! I steam eggs and they hard boil to perfection! Wonderful for vegetables, too! Great product.Published 2 months ago by mommyto2preciousones
I didn't like that the plastic wasn't bpa free and was #7 which isn't good if you look up the dangers of plastic and foods.Published 2 months ago by Kathleen
This is a great steamer, love all the options and the egg tray is a real bonus. Have been using this for almost a year and still going strong.Published 3 months ago by Anna Fuller
I had one just like it before, but it was only a 2 qrt , & I just loved it. Avoided using the microwave and the stove altogether, using this device.Published 3 months ago by RICHARD D FROST
I am still learning how to use it but it offers a lot of space and a healthier meal.Published 3 months ago by Dad