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OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Steamer with Extendable Handle
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- Removable handle extends and locks into position for filling and transporting and retracts to accommodate pot lids while steaming
- Perfect for use with a pressure cooker or multicooker
- Handle hole for fork keeps hands away from steam
- Steamer fits pots 8” in diameter and up
- 1 3/4” feet elevate Steamer above water and fold flat when not in use for compact storage
- Sturdy, stainless steel construction
- Dishwasher safe
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OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Steamer with Extendable Handle
Turn your favorite pot or pressure cooker into a safe and effective steamer.
Full Steam Ahead
There’s more to the OXO Good Grips Steamer with Extendable Handle than meets the eye: the innovative telescoping handle and collapsible basket let you steam everything from veggies to seafood like a professional. The basket also features a utensil slot in the handle, making it easier and safer to lift from a pot of boiling water.
An essential accessory for pressure cookers and multi-cookers. it can transform virtually any pot into an efficient steamer. Designed to cook everything from asparagus, broccoli and artichokes to eggs and seafood, it also holds larger foods and vegetables: just remove the handle when you need the entire steaming basket. Dishwasher safe, no kitchen is complete without it.
Adjusts to FIt
The basket collapses for compact storage and expands to fit pots with a diameter of 8 inches and up.
Innovative Telescoping Handle
The handle extends and locks into place for filling and transporting and retracts to fit inside your favorite pots or pressure cookers.
Foldable feet elevate steamer 1 ¾ inches above water for quick and effective steaming.
The utensil slot in the handle lets you lift the basket with a fork to protect hands from hot steam.
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Freshly steamed vegetables are a snap with the OXO Good Grips Steamer with Extendable Handle. The telescoping handle extends and locks into position for filling and transporting, and retracts to accommodate pot lids while steaming. For extra reach, a fork can be inserted into the handle. The feet on the Steamer fold for storage and open up to 1 3/4" so plenty of water can be used for steaming. Simply remove the handle when the entire basket is needed for steaming large items like fish fillets. The sturdy, stainless steel Steamer is dishwasher safe
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NOTE: some of the negative reviews say the legs are too short. They likely will be if you want to boil water in a stove top pot and steam there. But in pressure cookers, you don't use a ton of liquid and so this provides more usable space (and handles - YAY #2) and makes more sense. For a stove top pot, you'd probably be better off using one of those bamboo steamers. I have one and it's perfect. You can fill a pot up with a ton of water and steam the pants off what's in the steamer without having to hover over it. Perfection.
But if you use an InstantPot or other pressure cooker - this one is ideal.
So 5 stars for functionality. I removed 1 star off because after few uses, I noticed rust on the joints of the base and the steamer petals (see pictures). I still like the functionality so I give it a quick wash before using it.
OXO, can you please fix this problem?
Please read my review and earlier updates below. Here is a final update. I am updating to 5 stars after receiving a replacement from OXO. The replacement is an improved design that omits the spring that caused the handle to pop up. This was a great design modification by OXO. As far as I could tell, the only purpose served by the spring was to make the lid pop off the pot during use (I must admit it was amusing the first time it happened). The handle still telescopes up and down using friction in the telescoping mechanism to hold it in place - that system works great.
I now recommend this steamer without reservation. My compliments to OXO for listening to reviewer comments on this issue and to implementing an effective solution.
I like the design, very rugged and well built. I especially like the sturdy fold-down legs. I also liked the design of the pop-up handle with slot allowing you to lift the hot steamer with a fork. I would give this product 5 stars, like the majority of other reviews except for one big problem. The telescoping spring-loaded handle design permits three handle-height positions: fully down, half-way up and fully extended. The problem is that my handle will not stay down. With a lot of work I can get it to stay half-way down for a short period before it pops fully up on its own. I can rarely get it fully down and then for no more than a couple of seconds. When I get it half-way down, it tends to pop up when it gets hot during steaming and shoots the lid off my pot. I have to fully remove the handle (yes, it's removable) before I can use it for steaming. I don't know if this is just a manufacturing defect in my steamer, but if you have the opportunity, carefully check out the steamer in person before you buy one. I really want to love this steamer.
*** July 27, 2013 update:
See comments to this post, particularly those by J. Masters and my reply, for an effective fix to this problem.
*** July 10, 2015 update:
I just got an unsolicited response to this post from OXO, which is shown below. This should be very helpful for those who hesitate to purchase this product based on my review or other similar reviews.
Thanks for your feedback on the OXO Pop-Up Steamer. We're sorry to hear about the issue you've been experiencing with the handle popping-up on its own.
Through user feedback like yours, we learned of this issue and investigated; we developed a new telescoping handle that is extendable instead of spring-loaded and will not pop-up on its own while in use.
At OXO we have a Satisfaction Guarantee on all OXO products and we'd love the chance to make this right, please contact us directly at email@example.com.
For a different style of steamer, they also recommend the Joyce Chen 3-piece Bamboo Steamer.
I also want to note that I have 1000% confidence in the OXO brand. They have AMAZING customer service. I removed the handle from a cheese grater that was supposed to be permanently attached (oops - I didn't realize it), and even though it was completely my mistake, they shipped me a new one free of charge. They also replaced a kitchen scale after it broke after very very heavy use. (Now KitchenAid, are you listening???!!! Ooops, got off topic there...)
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