Steaming is a quick method of preparing foods such as crab, dim sum and vegetables. Foods that are steamed are generally more healthy and flavorful than those that are fried or sautéed. Because the food does not come into contact with foreign substances such as oil during the cooking process, it maintains all of its nutrients. Steamer sets, including the 22" - 24" wide steamer sets, make an excellent addition to any kitchen because they are so versatile. They often include a water pan, baskets and a lid that can be made from materials such as bamboo or stainless steel. The 22" - 24" wide steamer sets are large enough to prepare multiple dishes and servings simultaneously, making them ideal for personal or commercial kitchen use.