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on February 9, 2014
We have been using a Tupperware Steamer for many years. My wife purchased it at a Tupperware party which our daughter hosted. It has a white lid, a green basket and a purple base. It worked well but the base developed a top to bottom crack which leaked the water. To order a replacement from Tupperware you have to call them and provide a "Mold" number. This is located on the bottom of the base in a miniscule size that defies interpretation even with a magnifying glass. Obviously they don't want to sell parts they want you to buy the whole enchilada.
I could not find a replacement at Tupperware. What they had was a similar steamer for $69.00 plus shipping. So, I decided to use old faithful Amazon to find a replacement. I found this red and white number but since it is not sold and shipped by Amazon I could not use my Prime membership to cover shipping. The cost is $31.50 plus $9.24 shipping. That is a lot of money for three pieces of cheap plastic. I decided to try EBay but all I could find were two scratched up steamers which, although exactly the same as the one I have that broke, was not worth the risk so I went back to Amazon and made the purchase.
This red and white version is made of even cheaper plastic than its predecessor. In addition, the lid does not fit properly. It does serve as a steamer but undoubtedly it will break far more quickly than the one I had been using. I am betting that Tupperware is now being made in China. Hopefully, there is not as much poison in the plastic as there was in the dog food that I bought and which killed my Doberman. Goodbye Tupperware.