K37121 - Orka 10" Square Silicone Microwave Food Steamerw/ Tray
One of the BEST
I microwave leftovers frequently and there is nothing that I have ever found or used that compares with this product. It is excellent and many foods taste better than when first cooked. In particular Italian and Chinese foods. I love it!
After reading the previous reviews, I am appalled that consumers would give a bad review because they didn't like the color, etc. Also because no "recipes" were included. That is no reason to give a bad review. I would have preferred a round size, rather than a square one, but that is simply a matter of preference. As far as the product goes, it does everything it says it will. Thanks, QVC!!!
Works as Advertised
I needed a large steamer which would be suitable for the microwave, preferably one which could steam the entire contents of the 2.5 lb bags of asparagus I buy at Costco. In anticipation of a party I had this past weekend, I ordered this product. Entire bag fit perfectly. Put lots of fresh dill under tray. Guessed that 5 minutes would do the trick, and indeed it came out perfect. Cleaned up well in top rack of dishwasher. Worth the price.
Love it! It steams vegetables perfectly, and does it in half the time of cook top stove and doesn't dry the food out. Great for reheating! II would recommend this to everyone I know!
I LOVE this steamer
I have this steamer and the set of two small ones. It works GREAT!! It steams my veggies perfectly and reheats other food without drying out. It's also great to take to work or hotel. You can reuse it and it cleans up really easily and is pliable and can be squished easily into your bag. I bought this one because I liked the small one so much. Now, I can heat up or cook larger portions if I need to. It also doesn't "steam" up the whole house, which is very nice during this hot summer!!
I bought one for my mother as a gift and she loves it too!!
My recommendation? Well...maybe
While I'm sure that many folks would be really liking this, it's just not my favorite. I got blue...which is nice. But I don't really care for how it looks after use and even cleaning (mineral deposits from water inside?). Silicone (and I do have multiple pieces/types) is not the easiest to keep looking good. For our home, what I really needed was something smaller...this is 10" square and actually holds too much for us. As others have mentioned, only 4 recipes included...better Tips and Hints would have been appreciated.
Like This Product!
Have used almost every day since received product a few weeks ago. Do not find lack of instructions or numerous recipes to be a problem. Great for steaming, reheating, or cooking items from "scratch". Novice cooks may need more instructions/recipes, but since all microwaves are different even an experienced cook may need to experiment a bit with their own recipes. I don't cook many items from "scratch" in microwave, but REALLY find this item SO handy for steaming and reheating. Glad I gave it a try!
I love the size of this. I have it in other sizes and love them too. I use it for heating left overs and it works very well. I especially love it for heating rolls from the freezer. They come out like they were just baked. Not rubbery.
THANKS ORKA AND QVC for this great product.
I bought this piece for a gift. So have not used it. Although I am tempted to keep it. I have a couple of the little oval steamers and use them nearly daily. Love the versatility. I think the size of this piece would be really great for a family. And with oven compatibility it can't hardly get any better! I just wish more instructions and recipes had been included with the product.
I have the two smaller Orka trays with lids and basically I have used them mostly for reheating foods. Sometimes I sprinkle a little water over the food to give it some moisture and then reheat in the microwave and everything comes out perfect. Just could not believe this 10" steamer/tray was available as I had always hoped there would be a bigger size. I filled the bottom of it with just enough water to cover, put in the steamer insert, and then put fresh asparagus on the steamer tray along with a couple of ears of fresh corn. Then I brushed it all with just a little bit of butter and put some salt and pepper over everything. After putting the lid on, I microwaved it on high for 10 minutes. Perfect!!! I just cannot believe how easy this was, no fuss, no bother. True, it does not come with a recipe book, but I really don't think you need one. There are basic time guidelines on the sheet that comes with the steamer. Just make your food the way you normally would and put it in the microwave, or better yet, just get creative and go for it! My husband was really impressed with this pan tonight, too.
I love the steamer for ease of use, and clean up. I love freash corn and it cooks it quickly and tastes great. BUT there is no recipe book thus making guess work for cooking.
Need better intructions
I ordered this product to cook asparagus and it works well for that. Unfortunately that may be all I ever use it for. The product presentation was very good and showed some versatility for this product, but NONE of those instructions for any of those recipes are on the OVC website or included with the packaging. The instructions with the packaging address cooking in a 600W microwave. Even the $50 Korean microwaves are 900W now days. There are 4 recipes included with the packaging: Chicken breast, cod fillet, lasagna, and steamed apples. I was hoping for more/better recipes like I saw in the product presentation. This is a somewhat unique product---not like a time honored utensil like a cast iron skillet. Momma didn't pass down a lot of tips to me for this product. Come on, QVC and Orka.....improve the instructions included inside the package or on the website.