VitaClay VF7900 Rice/Slow Cooker as a food steamer? I am interested in the VitaClay rice cooker/slow cooker, but I have a question that is not answered in any product details I've seen. Can the VitaClay rice cooker be used for steaming vegetables/meats?
Most rice cookers do, but most rice cookers don't double as slow cookers, and most do not have clay pots. For all I know perhaps the steam damages/cracks the prized untreated clay.
I figure the manual would mention this in the do's/don'ts section, but I cannot find a manual online. Any help is appreciated.
Have you gotten any answers to your question? I am also curious if you can steam vegetables or frozen dumplings in the VitaClay unit. Perhaps you just need to add a stainless steel steamer basket inside on the bottom and go from there? For that reason, I would like to know exactly how big the clay pot is- what is the diameter? If I place a standard steamer basket in there, How much room would be left over? Finally, can I program it to run for the few minutes needed to steam vegetables? Or is it set to specific increments?
It does say in the manual (last page I think) that you have to purchase a separate steamer bowl to steal veggies.
Page 12 "1. To steam veggies or fish, place 2 to 4 cups of water in VitaClay, then place veggies inside a steam tray or bowl; press "Slow cooking" key, followed by pressing "minute" key for 30 minutes, continue pressing "Hour" key until "0" hour, press "Start/Cancel" key to start steam. "