I steam vegetables several times a week for my family. Steaming is one of the best ways to prepare vegetables to lock in flavor since they are always cooked just right. Plus, when you stem vegetables, more nutrients are maintained compared to other cooking methods. Plus, it is a healthier way since you are not adding oil to cook them in. I have used a variety of steamers in the past but never a bamboo steamer. I was excited to receive an Asian Bamboo Steamer from Imusa for this review.
IMUSA Asian Bamboo Steamer
Imusa Asian Bamboo Steamer Review
The Imusa Asian Bamboo Steamer is a 2-tier steamer with 10″ diameter. It can steam multiple items at the same time. To use the steamer, place on a wok or skillet that contains water. You’ll want the steamer to fit snug. My 10″ skillet worked perfectly. The way the Imusa Asian Bamboo Steamer works is by heating the water on the skillet and letting the steam flow up through the weaved bamboo bottom. When the water starts to boil, it begins steaming your food. By using steam to cook your food, it locks in flavor, nutrients, adn color because steam is hotter than water.
Place items that require more time to steam on the bottom and items that take less time on top. I like to make a carrot and broccoli medley. I place the carrots on the bottom and broccoli on top since it takes longer to cook the carrots. It works perfectly and is so easy to use.
It is easy to clean with soapy water. To make clean up even easier, you can place parchment paper on the trays.
I haven’t tried it yet, as I am new to steaming other items, however you can steam more than vegetables with the Imusa Asian Bamboo Steamer. You can steam seafood, dim sum, dumplings, You can even steam hardened day old bread to make it soft again. I can’t wait to try this on my Babka Easter Bread as it tries out so quickly!
You can even add more flavor to your steamed food by adding herbs to the steaming water. I do this all the time when I steam vegetables for added flavor. I use fresh herbs from my garden including parsley, thyme, and oregano for most any vegetable that I steam.
Buy Imusa Asian Bamboo Steamer
You can buy the Imusa Asian Bamboo Steamer at retailers nationwide including Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and more. Also available on Amazon.com.
This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Imusa who provided products for review.