About Benzer – Ecozon Bamboo 2 Tier Steamer 24cm
An authentic tool for steaming vegetables and meats or serving dim sum at the table, it is crafted from tightly woven bamboo.
In addition to being a sustainable material, bamboo is an effective steaming material because it traps steam, absorbs condensation, and retains heat.
Here, the 100% natural bamboo slats are hand-woven into a layered cylindrical basket with a tightly constructed lid and secured with bamboo pegs and lacing.
Tidy and attractive, the unit rests over a wok, on a pot of boiling water to cook without fat or cumbersome equipment.
As the water boils, the steam enters the steamer through the open slats in the bottom and is contained in the steamer by the lid.
The bamboo steamer absorbs any condensation, keeping water from dripping back onto the food.
When heated, it forms a hot container and, with the cover in place, can keep food warm for up to half an hour.
The bamboo steamer is also an attractive serving piece and may be brought right to the table.
Foods that are steamed require little or no added oils or fats, and they retain vitamins and minerals and cook quickly and evenly.