Steamer sets generally feature several chambers of steamers, stacked on top of each other, and a cover to hold the steam in. Steamer sets with multiple chambers allow you to steam several types of food at once. While some of the flavors may transfer to the food on top with the rising of the steam, this can often add more depth and richness to the flavors. Typically, steamer sets can be used by themselves in the microwave, or they can be used with a pan for steaming on the range top. These are traditional tools in an Asian restaurant. Use them to steam vegetables, fish and more. Our sets are available in bamboo, plastic or aluminum. Bamboo is a more traditional material, but plastic and metal sets are easier to care for. Be sure that the diameter of your steamer set is no larger than your steam pan, since it will need to fit inside.
Each steamer set can be stacked with extra steamer baskets so that you can steam multiple chambers over a single burner. This saves space on your range. As an added bonus, it also gives extra flavor to the food. Put the most aromatic and flavorful dishes in the bottom chamber, and the steam will rise through them, absorb some of the flavor and aromas, and impart it to the food that is steaming in the chambers above.