K22689 - Deni 7.5 Quart 3-Tier Food Steamer with Timer
It's a keeper
I have had this steamer for more than a year. I bought it in 03/09 when it was on clearance and free ship for $16.43. I had read reviews before so I knew to expect the thin plastic baskets, but mine stack perfectly and I do not experience the leaking that some others have.
The timer hasn't been accurate since day one. I always use my own timer. The water in the well boils quickly and steaming vegetables and fish does not take long. And because there's no leaking, it does not dry up and I do not need to refill the well during steaming. The food comes out moist and tender. It's also great for steaming corn on the cob and chinese soup dumplings.
I try to hand wash after use, but a couple of times I've put the baskets in the top rack of the dishwasher and they came out okay. But to prolong its use, I won't do that too often.
It's not something I would recommend to a friend or a relative, unless you give them an honest review beforehand, but for our own family use, I won't hesitate to buy it again if mine breaks, especially for that price.
Love Love Love this steamer
I took a chance & purchased this steamer even though some of the reviews were negative. The food I cooked came out very well & I had no problem with it at all. Tonight I cooked vegetables in the bottom trays & in the top tray I steamed a piece of salmon. Everything came out perfectly & I plan to start steaming my food on a regular basis since it is so healthy. I think you will be satisfied if you order this steamer.
I've never had problems with this steamer...great for frozen or fresh veggies, fish and especially rice. Because of heart attack, I have to rethink how I cook and the kinds of foods I cook and this steamer has been a life-saver. Fast, easy to use, easy to clean
Best Purchas Ever
I bought this steamer about 4 months ago and just started using it last month. I was waiting for The Farmer's Market to get some fresh produce. There wasn't any need to wait.....this is fantastic. My vegetables come out perfect and it is great for steaming fish. I use it every day and my husband says it was the best purchas I ever made.
I have to agree with the other reviewers about the poor quality and construction. Used it two times before the timer broke. Chalk it up to experience....
Great For the Price
I was pleasantly surprised at the size and the amount of food I was able to steam. The plastic could be of a better quality, but for the price you cannot complain.
I am a great one for purchasing an appliance and then not using it again, so I did not want to spend a lot on a steamer.
This would be excellent for a student or someone on the go with very little space.
good idea, bad design
I liked the idea of steaming the food, but it is poorly constructed. i knocked over the top tray because it does not fit well, used it once. should have sent back but it was more trouble than its worth. would suggest back to the board with construction.
I BOUGHT THIS IN 3-09. I FOLLOWED DIRECTIONS FOR STEAMING CARROTS AND MUSHROOMS. IT DID NOT STEAM. I DID IT AGAIN BUT LONGER AND STILL NO SUCH LUCK. PLASTIC IS FLIMSY AND THEY DON'T SEAL GOOD. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE-FASTER TO DO IT ON THE STOVE OR MICROWAVE COMPARED TO THIS PRODUCT.
Great Idea, Very Poor Execution
This product is such a great idea but the bowls are made of flimsy plastic and the lid didn't seat to the bowls. As I said, great idea, very poor execution.
I could not wait to steam, but i was a little disappointed. The material is cheap. The stacking is flimsy and you have to make sure everything is stacked properly. However, steaming food works. I am not going to return because it works great.
Hubby loves it!
Got this steamer for hubby. He really likes it and uses it at least 3 or 4 times a week. I'm the one who cleans it and I've never had a problem getting any of it apart. On lazy days I've put it on the top rack of dishwasher and have had no problems but I do usually hand wash.
THIS IS MADE LIKE JUNK
I was really hoping this would work. The plastic bowls are thin an made like junk.
The steamer leaked water all over my counter. What a mess. The steam could never get up to the top level. Save your money.