A highly sought after item in professional kitchens is the basic steamer. Steamers have been used through the ages and in various cultures for many good reasons. They are a great tool to cook with because they maintain the nutrients and flavors of the food while other cooking utensils lose some of the nutrients and flavor. A lot of cooks in professional kitchens use Thunder Group steamer sets to maintain that natural flavor. Steamers were originally crafted in China, where tradition saw to it they were made out of bamboo and placed over a wok. In today's society, steamers are used with microwaves and ovens to allow the steam to naturally cook the food. Modern chefs opt to use steamers because they are healthier alternatives to other cooking methods and do not require additional fat added, keeping the flavors lighter. When cooked in this manner, vegetables even stay their original color and meats and fish taste more moist. Steamers can also cook tender meats like beef and boneless chicken. Thunder Group steamer sets are an excellent and easy way to maintain a healthy kitchen and produce food that looks and tastes great.