Lékué Collapsible Silicone Steamer
Steaming is a great way to cook - utilizing heat and water to maximum efficiency (and maybe lower costs), and with all sorts of healthful benefits: you cook with no oil, and lose fewer nutrients, compared to boiling. It’s been a common technique for centuries: Chinese cooks steam their proteins, while western cultures prefer steaming vegetables. We all have our favorite recipes using this technique; ours is making Hard Cooked Eggs: our staple for a quick breakfast and the foundation for Deviled Eggs.
The problem with steaming is that most of the equipment you need can be so messy - those bamboo baskets from the Asian market become so yucky! Or they’re flimsy: we’ve all had those pot metal foldable steamers, and probably many of them, because they never hold up in the long run. And all of the foldable steamers are awkward to use: it’s difficult, if not impossible, to lift an entire filled steamer from the pot to the ice bath, so you have to lift out the ingredients, and the ones you don’t lift out in the first or second pass continue to cook, and turn to mush, and …. Or you try to lift it out but it’s unbalanced and invariably tips all the food onto your cooktop or counter or floor … so you decide that steaming is too difficult, and … right?
Well, no more! The Collapsible Steamer from Lekue is the solution to all these issues, and more.
The Collapsible Steamer from Lekue is an excellent example of basic and elegantly simple design. It is constructed of BPA-free FDA-approved 100% Platinum Silicone, making it both exceptionally flexible and sturdy, thus assuring safe and effective transfer from cooktop to ice bath to dishwasher. The lid fits snugly to keep steam inside where it belongs and the small upturned handles provide convenient grabbing points when you’re ready to remove it from the heat. The design and choice of materials overcomes the stability and portability issues with conventional foldable steamers and, from our personal experience, it yields the best hard cooked eggs of any steamer we’ve used. In short, this is an excellent steamer.
And it’s not just a steamer...you can use this clever multi-tasker to blanch your vegetables in a pot of boiling water, and retrieve it quickly to keep your vegetables crisp and bright.
Its 10”/25.5cm overall diameter fits easily on a large saucepan, stockpot or dutch oven for steaming or blanching, and its 84 ounces/2.5 liter capacity provides plenty of room for either. It’s dishwasher safe for easy cleanup and collapses to 2.5”/6cm height for convenient storage. No open flames or sharp knives, of course, but you shouldn’t need those with this Collapsible Steamer from Lekue.
Excellent design and functionality, and designed to take less space in your kitchen … a very Cool Tool!
- 100% Platinum Silicone
- BPA-free, FDA-approved
- Temperature Range: -76ºF/-60ºC to 428ºF/220ºC
- Freezer/Oven/Dishwasher safe within Temperature Range
- 10 Years Manufacturer’s Guarantee
- Multiple Design Awards
- Made in Spain
- Fits on most standard stock pots or large sauce pan
- Collapsible for space saving storage