Best steamer cookware according to redditors

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u/nw318 · 36 pointsr/instantpot


Whole chicken bones
2 tbsp fish sauce
Couple slices of fresh ginger
8 c water

Cook 2 hours on soup setting.

The tastiest, and easiest ever!

Thanks to the instant pot and modern essentials and co instant pot steamer basket

u/dcw242 · 16 pointsr/bodybuilding

If you're lazy, don't have the time to cook, don't have the space to prep, on a budget, or simply don't have access to a stove. Check out these cheap buys to make daily meal prepping much faster/easier. (Note: you can get stuff like this at Walmart and Target, too).

Posted this fish/meat/veggie steamer earlier this week in a DD

Completely worth buying. Shits changed my meal prep completely. Would highly recommend. Microwave two 4-5oz chicken breast filets in 5min flat. If you're afraid of bland chicken, buy a tray pack on the weekend, filet/butterfly them, throw them in a Ziploc bag with marinade. Then all you have to do is pull them out of the bag, throw them on the steamer, throw that bitch in the microwave for a bit, and done. It can also steam veggies and small potatoes.

This egg cooker

Hate boiling eggs because it takes too long? Gotta wait for the water to boil, then put the eggs in, then wait for them to boil, then cooldown. Etc etc. This is the shit for you. 6 Hardboiled eggs in minutes while microwaving your chicken/veggies. No cleanup required. Breakfast made in minutes.

Rice Cooker

Personally, I love rice, because I'm Asian. Also because it can be tasty as fuck. What I hate about rice, though, is how long it takes to cook in an electric cooker. I don't have 3hrs to wait for rice to cook, nor do I want my rice to sit in a cooker for 10-12hrs before I get to serve it (setting it in the morning, getting to it at night). But this shit here? Cooks in minutes. Fresh rice every day. Throw some salt and/or a little bit of butter (spray butter works for even distribution) for a bit of taste.

Meal prep should take less than 30min a night for 4-5 meals a day with minimal cleanup. Fresh food made every night. Simple enough that Helen Keller with a nub for an arm could've done it. You have no reason to have a fucked up diet now.

u/Thisisaburner123 · 16 pointsr/crossfit

Here's my diet. It takes a little planning, but very little effort when I come back from work and the gym exhausted every day.

Do you have access to a costco and a free weekend? Buy the following

  • 12 costco vacuum sealed skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 bag normandy mix frozen vegetables
  • 1 bag frozen fruit mix of your choice
  • 1 sack or barrel of protein powder of your choice
  • 1 bag red quinoa (or lots of the single-serving brown rice bowls)
  • Kale and spinach (costco-sized)
  • almonds, cashews, or other nuts you like

    Also buy a foodsaver (you might also want to get extra bags) and a microwave veggie steamer

    If you don't have a nice blender, get one. I and consumer reports recommend this one which has a powerful motor and the option for individual cups.

    Take a day on the weekend and prep yourself. Open all the chicken breasts. I like to slice them in half so that they're between 4 and 7 ounces uncooked, but if you're trying to gain a bunch of muscle you might want to leave them whole. Vacuum seal them all into bags with your food saver and throw them into freezer. Assuming you eat out a few times and split the chicken, that's dinner for a month.

    Next, shred the spinach and kale either by hand or by pulsing it in the blender. Put a handfull of each in the vacuum bags (or regular quart freezer ziplocs) and freeze them.

    Now, the low-prep (or rather one day's concentrated prep a month) bachelor diet
    Breakfast: Protein shake
  • spinach and kale baggie
  • scoop of protein powder
  • frozen fruit
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • green superfood powder to give it a vitamin and caffeine boost

    Morning Snack:
  • Mixed Nuts

  • I live in texas and get MyFit Foods every day. It's expensive but convenient.

    Afternoon snack: Pre-workout shake
  • 1 cup almond milk or whole milk (I bring it to work in a shaker cup and leave it in my fridge)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I put a scoop of protein and superfood powder in 10 small containers at the beginning of the week so I can just throw them in my morning smoothie and afternoon bag every morning.
  • Green superfood powder

  • baked chicken breast. Throw one of your breasts in the fridge the night before and it will be thawed in time for dinner. take it out of the oven while your oven is preheating to let it warm a bit first. I also pound it out with a meat tenderizer to make it a little thinner. 20-30 minutes at 350 F should do it. Use an internal thermometer to check doneness
  • Season with your favorite spice mix or grilling sauce. Target has a bunch of yummy sauces under the Archer Farms brand.
  • Steamed veggies, no butter or oil. Just throw a handful of the Normandy mix in your microwave veggie steamer for 5-6 minutes on high, no need to thaw them. They come out perfectly al-dente
  • If you're craving some carbs, have Quinoa or brown rice. You can make it in the stove-top or a rice cooker.

    There you have it! I got really good results from this diet. Let me know if you have any questions!
u/kaidomac · 16 pointsr/PressureCooking

>Is it as simple as placing the chicken in and cover with some kind of flavored liquid?

So here's how a pressure cooker works:

  1. It requires one cup of liquid to operate; the liquid is required to pressurize the pot. Sometimes you'll have juicy food, so you may not require as much liquid. The water is heated & then used to create pressure inside of the pot.
  2. If you've ever blown up a balloon, a pressure cooking works in the same way: you lock the lid, then it builds up pressure, just like a balloon.
  3. Water normally boils at 212F; inside of a pressurized environment, the boiling point of water raises to 250F. This roughly quadruples the cooking speed, without affecting the quality of the food.
  4. It cooks in a special way, using "saturated steam", which is different than simply steaming the food.
  5. There are 3 parts to the cooking process; the preheat or "pressurization" time, the cooking time, and the cool-down time.
  6. You have two options for cool-down: NPR or QPR. NPR means "natural pressure release", which means that when the pot finishes cooking, you let it come down to room-pressure by itself over the course of ten or twenty minutes. QPR means "quick pressure release", which means you twist the vent knob (don't put your hand over the top of it!) to quickly release the pressure, which typically happens in under a minute (steam shoots out like a volcano & it makes a loud, scary noise, which you'll get used to). Different recipes require different release methods for different reasons (affects the texture, mainly - sometimes you want an NPR and sometimes you want a QPR; the recipe will tell you).
  7. It's important to realize that all advertise cooking times are essentially straight-up lies. Rice may take 3 minutes to pressure-cook, but it takes 6 minutes to pressurize and another 10 minutes to do a natural pressure release, so it's really about 20 minutes to cook the rice from the time you dump it in & start the machine to the time it's ready to eat.

    The TL;DR is that you drop food & water in, let it cook, and eat! The majority of recipes involve either dumping ingredients in, or doing a few extra steps, such as using "saute" mode to brown the meat before you pressure-cook it, so you get some texture on the outside, as well as super-tender meat.

    An easy method is to pour in some salsa & add a few boneless, skinless chicken breasts; frozen is fine! Cook for 25 minutes on manual mode using high pressure. Take the chicken breasts out, chop them up or shred them with forks, and then stir them back into the salsa. See if they're cooked how you want or if they are over-cooked; I'd suggest keeping a little notebook to take notes in so that you have a reference of what works & what doesn't!

    Some tips:

  8. I don't know what kind of pressure cooker you have, but you'll want to buy some spare sealing rings. The ones for the Instant Pot absorbs smells like crazy, so I have separate ones for really potent, savory stuff & stuff for sweeter items like desserts. I made chicken curry one time & then made yogurt later that week & my yogurt smelled like Indian food!
  9. I use a mesh basket for many of my meals, especially stuff like pulled pork, where I don't always want the meat to be sitting in the water. It makes it easy to remove the food using an oven mitt (hot handle!).
  10. Once you figure out a recipe that you like, write it down! Again, a paper notebook is fine. The key thing to remember here is that the pressure cooker will cook it exactly the same way every single time if you follow the same instructions & use the same quantities of ingredients as you did originally, which means that once you nail a recipe down, it will always come out perfect!
  11. Check out egg bites made in the pressure cooker; they are like velvety mini omelets and are REALLY good! I use this silicone mold to make them (fits in my 6-quart Instant Pot).

    Chicken, beef, pork, eggs, rice, oatmeal - you can make all kinds of stuff in the pressure cooker! I've had mine for years & literally discover new recipes every week still, so welcome to the club!
u/lsue131 · 15 pointsr/Whatisthis
u/Praesil · 13 pointsr/loseit

There's a pretty common collapsable Metal Steamer that seems ubiquitous. It has little fit on it and hoists the vegetables up out of the water.

Also, that meal looks tasty!

u/T_at · 13 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Woo! I know this one - it's a collapsible steamer :

u/discardedlife1845 · 10 pointsr/whatisthisthing

I'm pretty sure it's the centre handle from a collapsible steamer basket

u/childishidealism · 9 pointsr/Homebrewing

How about a veggie steamer as a cheap false bottom.

u/IAmMisterPositivity · 8 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I use a microwave steamer to steam fish & brocolli together.

Also, baked potatoes, eggs, and bacon.

u/Baconrules21 · 7 pointsr/Cooking


I've had many other rice cookers, from the target and Walmart brands to black and decker.

Zojirushi is just plain and simple worth it. It will consistently give you perfectly cooked rice...every...single... time.

The reason is it has this thing called fuzzy logic where it's computer can determine how to cook things depending on the weight and what not (not sure how it works exactly, but it works great!). The initial buy in is a bit more expensive than other rice cookers but it's worth the investment. It will last very long.

For steaming, you could use the vegi steamer tray for a pot. It's honestly 100x faster because you don't have to wait like 15 minutes for the water to boil.

This is as good one:

This is the one I have:

I can't praise it enough.

Also, this for steaming veggies. Works amazing, I've had it for years:

u/Jynxers · 6 pointsr/loseit

No need for an appliance just for steaming. You can get a cheap steamer basket like this and it'll fit in any pot.

The one appliance I would recommend is an Instant Pot. It's amazing for the pressure cooking ability. Plus you can use it as a slow cooker, steamer, and other things.

u/Zombie_Lover · 5 pointsr/bachelorchef

Just buy a microwave steamer. It is reusable and you only have to buy it once. Plus you can do a lot more food at once.

u/clackclackdingding · 5 pointsr/instantpot

These days I use a stainless steel steamer basket for most things I make with the Instant Pot.

Something like this

You should be able to get one right now at Walmart. It won't cost more than 5-10 bucks.

Why a steamer basket is better than the free trivet that comes with Instant Pot:

  • Sits a bit higher than the free trivet: allows you to catch (or use) more liquid without immersing the food in liquid
    • If it's too high for you, you can use a hack saw or file to trim the legs to the height of your liking
  • Fine mesh: allows steam to pass through just as easily, but smaller food pieces will not fall through
    • Also, you will be able to easily steam loose peas, beans, corn, etc.
  • Conforms to the pot interior better: food pieces will not fall through the gap between the pot and the basket
  • Easier to lift out food: the central handle on the steamer basket makes it easier to lift out done food, reducing the chances of spills and messes

    Basically, a steamer basket does everything the free trivet does, but better. And it lets you do things you can't do with just the free trivet. It might be one of the best value upgrades / hacks you can do for your Instant Pot.

    Edit: Sorry, somehow missed the part where you said you have a steamer. I would avoid using plastic in the IP. Suggest you get an all stainless steel one for IP usage.
u/MyNameIsNotMud · 5 pointsr/foodhacks

i use one of these directly over the flame.

u/Ashtrashbdash · 5 pointsr/1200isplenty

I have this one and it's great. I was sick of having to boil water every time I wanted to steam vegetables (ie. like every freaking day) and got this thinking I'd give it a shot. I've had it about 6 months and probably use it 5 days a week.

u/blackesthearted · 4 pointsr/veganrecipes

No problem! I actually add peppers/onions as well (Kroger's frozen mix because lazy) and jalapenos as well; they go very well with the tempeh!

> How would you suggest that I steam it?

I picked up a cheap metal steamer basket like this a few years ago and use that in a larger pot, but apparently boiling it for 10-15 minutes achieves the same result re: the bitterness!

u/unicornwhiskers · 4 pointsr/cookingforbeginners

I was thinking this too. I know that OP listed a crock pot as a no-no but I think it could be safe as long as you follow proper electric safety guidelines. They're designed to be left on for a long time so if you fall asleep while it's on, your house isn't going to burn down or anything. I could be wrong, but I don't think a crock pot could be any more dangerous in this situation than a microwave. If you leave chicken or pork in a crock pot for about 8 hours on low, when you take it out, it's so tender you can shred it with two forks so no knife needed to cut it. Add in veggies and then put some insta rice in the microwave and you have a meal.

I think you could also look for "College Dorm recipes" because most of the time in dorms, they don't allow anything other than a microwave. I remember people got pretty creative with recipes back when I lived in dorms. Here is my first link from Google.

I also have seen steamers that were designed to be used in a microwave. Like this. Also in the related product suggestions there is stuff like a microwave pressure cooker and rice cooker. Could those be helpful?

u/HarryWorp · 4 pointsr/whatisthisthing
u/morbosad · 4 pointsr/Parenting

We made homemade purées starting at 5 months. It’s pretty easy really. We had a magic bullet lying around for some reason, and that worked pretty well. A blender would work too. You don’t need some fancy baby food maker device.

Beyond that:

  • a steam basket and a sauce pan for steaming vegetables
  • this silicone freezer tray or a regular ice cube tray
  • gallon freezer bags

    And that’s about it. We made a couple batches of various fruits or vegetables every week or two. The cubes last a while in the freezer, and we took a couple cubes out of the freezer every night to use the next day.
u/Ezl · 4 pointsr/Cooking

Nah, it's a pretty basic, low-rent kitchen tool. Can also use it for veg, etc. You lose fewer nutrients since the veg isn't in the water. Also helps from keeping them cooking to mush.

u/bizaromo · 4 pointsr/loseit

I like to steam green veggies like broccoli, spinach, asparagus, green beans, etc. Get one of these things, put it in the bottom of a pot, put about 1/2 inch of water in the pot, bring water to boil, add vegetables, cook for ~5-15 minutes depending on veggie type and quantity, toss veggies halfway through, and enjoy.

I will add 1/2 tsp butter and sea salt. It doesn't take much, the vegetables are full of natural flavor. If you're cooking fresh spinach, garlic powder is a good addition.

u/a-r-c · 4 pointsr/Cooking

> How do I learn heat levels?

You can't trust the heat settings on your stove, as they can vary alot among different models. For example, 5 on my stove is a little cooler than what most would consider "medium heat".

You have to play it by ear and adjust. Practice something simple like just dicing and sauteing an onion. Watch how it reacts to different levels of heat. Don't even worry about the final product, just throw it away when you're done. Onions are cheap, and if you're learning from it then it's not a waste of food. Pay attention to the moisture levels in the pan, which is one of the key things you need to control as a cook.

> Does it really matter what size a pan is?

Sometimes. The pan should be big enough to comfortably hold all the food you're cooking, and also the right shape for the job. More surface area = more evaporation. I once messed up a Filipino adobo by using a dutch oven instead of a regular saute pan (the liquid couldn't evaporate fast enough and it tasted gross until I removed all the meat and reduced the sauce down—definitely wasn't as tasty as it could have been).

> Another thing is storing and taste. Lets say I make fries, how should I keep them from being soggy the next day?

Fries are just never going to be as good the next day, but it's mostly how you reheat things that matters. You could bake em in the oven and they'd retain at least some crispiness. Most important thing in food storage is to keep things out of the "danger zone" (40°F-140°F) for any longer than necessary—especially if the food is low-salt and low-acid (like homemade stock). Almost everything can safely be covered in plastic film and refrigerated for up to a week, or frozen for many months. Tight wrapping/tightly lidded tupperware will prevent weird flavors from seeping in/out of your leftovers.

As far as which hardware you need, I'd suggest the following, which should allow you to make basically anything:

  • 12" stainless steel saute pan (curved or straight side) WITH A TIGHT LID

  • 8-10" nonstick teflon frying pan

  • A saucepot or two. I'd suggest one steel and one nonstick between 6"-8".

  • A stockpot as large as you can comfortably fit in your kitchen. Bigger the better imo.

  • 3 knives: 8" chef's, 10" serrated and a small paring knife. Make sure these are extremely sharp at all times.

  • Mesh strainer

  • THERMOMETER!!! Seriously man, this shit takes so much guesswork out of cooking. I have two, a probe style like this and an instant-read.

  • Steamer basket

    > I could learn some healthy stuff

    Buy veggie, steam it. Buy meat, sear it on high til the outside is brown, then bake it until your thermom says it's done. If you wanna get real fance, make a pan sauce. I can have this weeknight dinner cooked, eaten and cleaned up in under an hour.

u/cincinnati_MPH · 4 pointsr/instantpot

I use one of these to hard boil eggs in my IP. We already had it (also use it in a pot on the stove for veggies). Works fine. The little feet keep it off the bottom enough.

u/ostentia · 4 pointsr/52weeksofcooking

Here are a few Week 24 ideas for people who don't have grills or smokers:

  • Try wok smoking (also works in a regular pot with a lid) with a steamer basket
  • Feature a pre-smoked protein, like smoked fish, smoked ham hocks, smoked sausages, smoked bacon, etc
  • Experiment with liquid smoke
  • Make something including smoked spices (smoked paprika, smoked salt, etc) or smoked cheeses (brie, gouda, some kinds of cheddar, etc)
  • A smokin' hot dish, just for the pun
  • Make something that's literally smoking--bust out the dry ice, baby!
  • Make something you'd eat if you were, uh, smoking the devil's lettuce
u/jeexbit · 3 pointsr/Cooking

You might consider getting a steamer, they are super easy and fast - you can make veggies and whatnot simply and it's easy to reheat items that way as well. My 4 yo willingly chows down on broccoli and cauliflower because we started him on steamed veggies when he began solid foods. A simple steamer insert in a pan would work as well, just not as hassle free. Just some food for thought :) Good luck!

u/JessDizon · 3 pointsr/cookingforbeginners

I make soup in my rice cooker! Just toss in the ingredients and wait for it to bubble. Give it a stir every now and then to make sure nothing's stuck to the bottom.

For steaming stuff you can get a collapsible steaming basket that fits inside the pot (like so:, or rig one with a steamer stand and a cake pan (or aluminium tray/pan with holes punched in).

As an example I have used my rice cooker to steam potatoes to make mashed potatoes! :)

u/ood_lambda · 3 pointsr/CFB

Wings are a little difficult to do well for a tailgate. The best way I've found is adapted from Alton Brown's method, straight grilling just results in tough, chewy wings. This gives similar results to deep frying without screwing around with turkey fryers which are a pain in the ass, somewhat dangerous if the lot is crowded, and still require about as much effort.

Steam the wings the night before. 10 minutes if thawed, 13 if frozen, pat dry with a paper towel and refrigerate overnight.

Line the grill surface with cheap cooling racks and grill on medium high (shoot for roughly the 425 listed, but it's not crucial). This makes them cook mainly via convective heating. Conduction with the much larger grill grates cooks them way to fast, causing charred skin and tough meat.

20 minutes on one side, flip, and about 10-15 on the other depending on the size of the wings.

His wing sauce is a decent basic recipe, although you can get crazy creating your own.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday
  • Good quality non stick pans; duo set lids optional but recommend at least one. example or something similar quality.

  • Take care of your pans!!! Actually read the care instructions. Do not let other's cook in your pans unattended. The smallest scratch just grows and everything flakes off and you're not supposed to consume teflon. There are alternatives cookware types though. I enjoy cooking as a past time and having nice cast iron around is fun but I haven't fallen into the habit of using it full time.

  • Variety of non-stick pan friendly cooking utensils. You want these to be strong. You also may want something thin to flip delicate items. Don't buy them if you cannot test their strength in the store. Including a whisk. Just everything should be non-stick friendly.

  • A few wooden spoons also strong. A few silicone spatulas for baking/stirring batter. These are a godsend for scraping anything sticky or oily out of a non-stick pot or glass bowl.

  • Silicone tipped tongs. SILICONE TIPPED TONGS

  • PARCHMENT PAPER!!! Get the giant two pack from Costco. I put this under anything that needs baked. I even line entire casserole dishes. Parchment Paper is made of SILICONE ALL HAIL TO SILICONE. Make cleanup a breeze. But do not cook higher than ~425-F for that long. It does burn under a broil.

  • non-stick two quart pot with tight fitting lid. All of your non-stick utensils will come in real handy. Also non stick large stock pot type pot with lid.

  • I personally haven't looked into plastic materials but in the long term if I ever put money into pantry & fridge food storage I would like to go with commercial kitchen type containers. But as it is right now we get these pretty cool reusable quart sized takeout container from the local Thai place so that's our primary tupperware.

  • Rice cooker to free up your stove burners and cookware. They'll no longer be used for regular rice. I guess if you don't eat rice much it may not be an issue.

  • We do have a couple metal pots that we use our vegetable steamer in.

  • If you get a food processor do not get anything smaller than 14 cup capacity. I repeat, nothing smaller than 14 cup capacity. Even then that might be small for you. I have the 14 cup one and it seems you might like to scale things up a bit more than I. But think of the possibilities. I love a slew of roughage in my chili and bunch of diced small carrots is great texture. That's what I love the food processor for.

  • kitchen speakers :) Something to listen to while you work.

  • Love your knives correctly. sharpen them once or twice per year and follow good care instructions.
u/HardwareLust · 3 pointsr/slackerrecipes

Just go to Target or whatever and get a steamer basket for $5. Or Amazon:

u/epwnym · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Ya know, a cheap and easy to find solution might be a veggie steamer basket or steamer rack.

u/andi98989 · 3 pointsr/instantpot

We generally get home at 6 and can often eat dinner by 7; I've found a lot of things I can get done in 30-40 minutes. what's been a huge help for me is that I get stuff going and I can walk away and do other things - like help my son with his homework - and not be rushing to the stove all the time. So things might take longer than 30 minutes, but I can get stuff done during that 30 minutes. I have a cookbook or two for mine, and I honestly don't use them. I use blog posts and a Facebook group. I google what I want to make and add "instant pot" to the search. :)

I use the trivet that came with my instant pot, an inexpensive metal veggie steamer basket, my 1qt white corningware casserole dish, and a stainless steel bowl. I have a bundt pan as well but use that rarely. The only things I had to buy were the steamer basket and the bowl.

We quite often will make pasta and meatballs; pasta and water in the pot, meatballs on top. Cook. Add in sauce. That one I can usually have done in 20 minutes. A small pork tenderloin on the trivet, steamer basket balanced on top with red potatoes is a 15 min. cook time; about 10 min. to come up to pressure and I wait 5-10 to release pressure. Anything with chicken breast is really fast. The other day I did a chicken rice and broccoli dish that took under 30 min. Last night we had a baked egg casserole. Taco Pie is another favorite here, but it works best if you have a 7" springform pan.

u/loughlinc · 3 pointsr/CampfireCooking

You can use a trivet of sorts to keep it off of the bottom and get closer to the direct heat at the top. I recently picked up one and it worked flawlessly as you can control the height at which you want it. I used it at the lowest raised height to bake some biscuits using real coals, turned out perfect with no bottom scorching + they were so tasty.

u/210w105a · 3 pointsr/barstoolsports

If you're set on steaming, I've found there is a world of difference between frozen and fresh broccoli. My first piece of advice is to get one of these spaceship-lookin' guys if you don't already have a nested steamer pot attachment. Cheap as shit and gets the job done with basically any vegetable. You'll want to get the water in the pot at least halfway up the legs of the basket to avoid it all boiling out, then throw that on high heat and monitor once the water starts boiling. Shouldn't take more than 8-10 min to steam with the lid on, but you'll want to monitor and stick the broccoli through the stems with a metal fork. You may notice some pieces getting that deeper green than others, and if so, just move it around in the pot so the lesser cooked pieces are towards the bottom of the pile and more towards the middle of the pot.

After cooked, you can either pull the basket from the steamer, pour the water down the sink and throw in butter to melt in the pan (or olive oil), then salt/pepper/cayenne/red pepper flakes/etc and toss the broccoli around in that, or if you're feeling like a fancy boy, melt the butter in a separate pan with some chopped garlic as the steaming is finishing and then pour it into the emptied pot and dump in the broccoli for a nice toss. Delicious.

Sorry for the long post... I have an irrational love for broccoli and it was a huge staple when I lost like 75lbs in a year. Still crush broccoli with dinner at least 4 times a week.

u/Abused_not_Amused · 3 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Mmmm wings ....

Baked Wings:

• Steam wing for 10 minutes. I use one of these and do them in batches.

• Place on cooling rack(s) set over a lined baking/cookie sheet. (Line with newspaper, paper towels or parchment paper to catch grease.)

• Place baking sheet with the rack of steamed wings in the fridge, uncovered, for several hours. This step is critical if you like crispy skin on your wings!

• Pull wings from fridge long enough to take the chill off the meat and baking sheet. About an hour, depending on your house temp. You don't want to throw the cold meat and tray in the oven, it will drop the oven temp.

• Preheat oven to 500°F = 260° C

• Reline baking sheet with fresh parchment paper ... or Reynolds Wrap© 🙄 😀, and place wings directly on lining, in a single layer and space around each wing. (They tend to stick to the rack and it rips the skins, so I don't use a rack.)

• Bake for approximately 20 minutes, then turn each wing and bake for approximately another 20 minutes. Keep a close eye while baking, ovens differ. Timing depends on how crispy you like the skins and it doesn't take much for these to overcook and become sad, dried, little mummified things.

• Spin in your favorite sauce. We do two sauces. Hubs likes the traditional hot wings Frank's© style sauce, while I like a mix of his and BBQ sauce.

We serve ours with bleu cheese dip instead of ranch. If your interested in wing sauce and/or the bleu dip recipes, let me know. I haven't found a
good* recipe for ranch that doesn't involve a packet of ... stuff. Yeah, stuff.

u/wahh · 3 pointsr/instantpot
u/isthisallforme · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Get one of these

And put water in, to just below the rack (water shouldn't touch the food)

u/paleopleb · 2 pointsr/Paleo

I got really bad gas when I first started with paleo and eggs. So bad I would get that gas bloating pain just below my stomach. I kept eating them because I have chickens and eventually the bloating went away. Must have been that the bacteria in my gut wasn't setup for it. Now I can eat eggs anytime in any amount with no problems. I've even eaten a dozen in a day.

Otherwise here is a good breakfast that can be cooked in 16 min. It seems like a lot but it's very quick once you do it a few times.

Fill steamer with water and some salt and set on stove under high heat. Set timer for 16 min. Peel some sweet potatoes, chop them and put them into the almost boiling water. Add frozen veggies to the top of the steamer (carrots, peas, brussels, green beans all take 10 min of steaming, broccoli, kale, spinach, take about 5 min). At this point the timer should be around 11 minutes. Grab a skillet and put over medium heat. No oil. Dump in some ground beef. Add salt and spices (I do chilli, garlic, onion and turmeric powder, then top off with ground mustard seeds and ground peppercorn (ground in mortar and pestle). Turn to medium-low and cover. Stir once in a while. Timer should be around 5 min. Get your butter out and cut up 2 TBSP. Get your plate and a cup of ice water. Clean up what you can. Everything should be about done. Add ground beef, veggies to your plate and drain the bottom of the steamer of water and dump chopped sweet potatoes to the plate. Add butter to veggies and sweet potatoes. Add salt as needed. Eat.

Alternatively do all of that the night before and warm it up in the microwave in the morning.

u/erinkayjones · 2 pointsr/vegetarian

A collapsible vegetable steamer or a steamer pot combo. Maybe your kitchen set already has this, but my boyfriend hadn't even seen one, ha.

u/shoreman5 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Look for a veggie steamer - they are pretty inexpensive

They confirm to pots generally

u/playhertwo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Let's do it in the kitchen.

This contest was MADE FOR ME. My wish list is 90% stuff I want for the kitchen. Edit: I am only linking things that I have tried for myself so I can recommend them.

Have you seen these gloves? Never cut your finger off again! Need to steam stuff but you're tired of burning your fingers removing your veggies? I got you, girl! Love cooking with garlic but you're tired of your hands always smelling like it? No sweat! Tired of always fishing your spoons out of your spaghetti sauce? No worries!

For me, I just need my cast iron pans and I'm a happy girl. My dutch oven is probably my favorite one, I can make ANYTHING in it.

u/GlitterPewbz · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

$6.71 for this steamer I need for baby fooooods!

u/MOS95B · 2 pointsr/DIY

For the fire bowl - A collapsable steamer

The grill is going to be trickier, but just about every department/home improvement store sells inexpensive replacement grills that would easily fit in a backpack

u/gestalt162 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

BIAB in a 8-10 gallon kettle. You can get a 8-gallon kettle with lid for under $50 shipped or (better) a 10-gallon kettle without lid for $40 shipped. Cheap and easy way to do all-grain.

EDIT: I use the 8-gaalon kettle (used to be cheaper) and it works well, but in retrospect, I would go with the 10 gallon for more versatility. Make sure you insulate the kettle with a coat, blanket, or sleeping bag while mashing, as it tends to lose heat quickly.

u/Mackin-N-Cheese · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing
u/connoisseurusveg · 2 pointsr/VegRecipes

Thank you! Any type of steamer could work, you just want to make sure it has a (substantially) flat base so that you can space the dumplings from each other, so they don't stick together. Something like this might work - you might just need to steam them in batches because the flat part is relatively small.

u/farquaad · 2 pointsr/PressureCooking

Yep, steamer basket like these fit in everything and work better than most included steamer baskets.

u/ftwkd · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I have a steamer insert that i put on the bottom of a stockpot, then fill with enough water to bring it just to the bottom of the insert. I put the lid on and bring it to a full boil. Add as many eggs as you want (I've done up to 2 dozen this way, but you could do more), replace the lid, and steam for 11 minutes. You could do more or less time depending on your preferences, but thats's the perfect time for me. I found that a pasta server is the easiest way to remove the eggs to an ice water bath, and that an ice water bath is essential to stopping the cooking so I don't get that green ring around my yolk.

u/Mr--Beefy · 2 pointsr/Paleo

This. Also, buy a freezer chest and package everything you cook individually.

And veggies can usually be blanched and frozen (just use ziplocks), and then steamed in the microwave as needed in about 5 minutes in one of these.

u/ayakokiyomizu · 2 pointsr/cookingforbeginners

You can use something like this:

or even just put them in a microwave bowl with a little water in the bottom (only about a tablespoon or two if they're frozen, because they will already have water in the form of ice crystals) and cover it loosely.

u/Fogsmasher · 2 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

>What do you mean by steaming it?

I have a platform, something like this buts flat. I put that in the bottom of a large pot, put a little water in there, slap on the lid and you have enough space to reheat an entire plate of food in a few minutes.

It's better too because you avoid the scalding outside and frozen inside you get with a microwave.

u/VanillaSoyLatte · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I use this. It's perfect for veggies and small portions of meat and dishwasher safe. I usually add some fresh herbs or lemon juice to the water for herb scented salmon.

u/Semigourmet · 2 pointsr/recipes

first I would say get an electric skillet! that will help a little. is the micro in good working order? if so you can steam your veggies in there. Rotisserie chicken is usually pretty cheap. and can be morphed into many meals. I like to use the carcass to make broth so I usually pick most of the meat off. then freeze or boil it off right away and freeze the broth for later. Also the broth can be made in the crock pot in place of a soup pot. leftover rotisserie is great for:

also great in burritos, tacos, quesadillas (made in the skillet) Panini sandwiches with a soup on the side (I know you're getting sick of soup)

the above recipe with some leftover or warmed rice or potatoes.

this steamer is Fantastic for making rice in the micro and cleans up like a charm!

here's a tip! You can make a large batch of rice, cool slightly and then portion into re sealable plastic freezer bags. seal and let cool to room temp before freezing. when you are ready to use; remove from freezer break brick in half (I flatten mine so that they stack better in the freezer) put into a bowl add 1 tablespoon of water per every cup of rice, cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes stir and serve.

also check out this Great Gadget! I love micro steamers. they are so fast and work perfectly. a large batch of broccoli can be steamed in about 5 to 8 minutes.

also take the time to read some of the reviews on both of these products. they will give you some great ideas for other uses for these gadgets!

u/shellica · 2 pointsr/1200isplenty

A pot of boiling water and one of these is all you need to steam all the things.

u/leuthil · 2 pointsr/instantpot

I bought this steamer basket. Works pretty well and fits in the DUO60.

Doesn't seem to be available on, sorry if you are from the US :(. But I'm sure something like this or this would be almost exactly the same.

u/StuWard · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Remember that if you're trying to lose weight, it's fibrous veggies you need, not sweet potatoes. The goal is to fill up on the least amount of calories while getting adequate protein to protect your muscle.

You can buy electric steamers. Or maybe one of these will fit in your cooker.

u/Daitenchi · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

The best way is to steam them, you can buy pots made especially for this.

I suppose you could also just thaw them out and eat them cold.

u/ansile · 2 pointsr/vegan

I just have a steamer basket like this that I put over a pot of boiling water

u/OriginalMisphit · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I have one that’s a basket, like this:
OXO Good Grips Silicone Steamer, Green

Works great inside a glass bowl in the microwave, tablespoon of water in the bowl. Super quick to do broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower etc.

u/resortcarabel · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I've seen people use steamers for this exact reason. Something like this:

What you've described here doesn't sound like it will help much with the burning/off-flavors issue.

u/Aireekah · 2 pointsr/Gifts
u/ArcticIceFox · 2 pointsr/BadDragon

Check these out:

Sometimes you can find it at your local asian store, or restaurant supply store. But it's really inexpensive. I suggest investing in one if you are really worried about the toys touching the bottom of pots.

u/duddles · 2 pointsr/PressureCooking

I use a collapsible metal steamer that folds up against the sides of the 6L - like this one

u/changeneverhappens · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes
u/speed3_freak · 2 pointsr/fitmeals

Get you something like this and steam it instead of boil it. Much better flavor IMO, and much less watery.

u/ThisUsernameIsTakend · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Something as simple as the link below should work ($23.99). But I would first check out your local market and verify the instructions on the box and they might even sell them freshly made. My not-so-local (45 min drive) market sells them fresh, though refrigerated. I would love to have these delivered hot if that were an option for me.

u/Roland_Deschain2 · 2 pointsr/instantpot

What the others said. They peel ridiculously easy, the texture of the whites is ideal, and the yolks are creamy and delicious. I do 5 minutes on high vs 6, but the real key is the ice bath immediately after quick release. I let them sit in a bowl of ice water for about 15 minutes to completely stop the cooking process. Perfectly yellow yolks with no hint of green.

Oh, and a vegetable steamer basket like this one allows me to cook about 18 eggs at a time in a nice little stack.

u/Fenix159 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use a vegetable steamer basket as my "false bottom."

I don't know if it's 100% necessary, but I haven't scorched my bag yet, so I can't really complain. For the price, why not have it? Also it works pretty nicely for its intended purpose as well.

Also, oven rack over pot = winning for draining the bag. I can hoist 20lbs of wet grain, but fuck if I'm gonna hold it over the pot. Oven rack solves that quite nicely, couldn't agree more.

u/AlexTakeTwo · 2 pointsr/instantpot

I put off getting an Instant Pot for the last year (or two) for the same reasons as you - I have a slow cooker, and good cast iron for the stovetop, why do I need an Instant Pot? OMG, I needed an Instant Pot! I finally caved during the Veteran's Day sales, and while I've done a couple of things I would normally do stove-top, what I love the Instant Pot for is things that I would not and have never made on the stove because they're "too much trouble." (I'm a pretty lazy cook.) Things like yogurt, which sure it took 8+ hours, but I only had to actually touch it for under an hour. Or hard boiled eggs, which I could never get right on the stove and gave up on. This weekend I'm planning on making some applesauce in the Instant Pot, to use in a gluten-free chocolate cake, also in the Instant Pot. A) I don't make applesauce, too much trouble, and B) I don't bake, again, too much trouble. But with the Instant Pot, I know as long as I prep and get the water/time right (yay tested recipes) everything will come out perfectly.

And the mashed potatoes, OMG. I will be experimenting with different methods, because the full-water one took too long and made a giant mess, but those mashed potatoes were the best I've ever made. As I was adding butter and dressing to them at the end I kept thinking "shoot, I've added too much, they'll be too runny!" and yet somehow they just absorbed and became even fluffier without turning into mashed potato sludge as sometimes happens with my stove-top batches. (I've ordered this steamer basket for my next try at potatoes, I think it should work using a low-water steam method from what I've read. Plus it will be useful for stacking eggs more easily, and the top handle makes it easy to remove from the IP.)

u/chiller8 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Start simple. The best way to learn to cook for your family is gradually. It'll be trial and error but you'll slowly add dishes to your arsenal. Steaming veggies is also great. Pick up a stainless steel collapsing steamer and you'll have veggies ready in less than ten minutes. I suggest starting with fresh baby carrots, frozen broccoli, frozen peas, frozen corn, frozen string beans. Kids love them and they keep well. Steam them until just tender then remove from heat. Empty water from pot and put vegetables back in. Dress them with butter or olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Once you have that down you can start using soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, etc to flavor them. Find a basic chicken soup recipe...then add baby spinach to it after its done...once spinach is the norm switch to kale. Good luck! If you want some more recommendations feel free to PM me.

u/kindasfck · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

First indoor grow! All advice welcome. Please, rip me up. Total noob at pruning, learning a lot for round two. They're too tall, and crazy.

I dumb lucked my way into these cuttings. So stoked. A grower buddy of mine just finished the same cut. Fruit punch and gasoline. I'm gonna make it into the craziest live rosin that I can.

2 x 600 watt HPS
Emerald Harvest Cali Pro line, following the recommended schedule. Using Bionova Silution for my silica through veg/strech.
I use tap water thats been oxygenated for 24 hours.
I also used the Emerald Harvest CalMag during veg/strech, but I think I'm gonna switch to one without nitrogen next time.
They're in 5 gallon dirt pots of Fox Farm Salamander Soil, recommended to me by the guy I got the cuttings from.
I found these racks on amazon that work perfectly for lifting the pot off the tray, allowing air under. They never sit in the run off.
Hand watered every other day. The Salamander soil retains a lot of water. It doesn't dry out every day, or even every other day. When they were small and vegging, they held water for 4 to 5 days.
I water 1.5 gallons each making about 40%-50% run off.
PH'd to 5.8.
AC in room set to 60F.
Dehumidifier in room set to 40% RH.

I had/have what I believe to be a bit too much nitrogen, so for the last couple rounds of water, I skipped the A&B, just did the bloom boost and sugars. I gave them a full nutrient load just before these pictures. I'm considering just running micro, bloom boost, and sugar for the next two weeks.

u/Colorado222 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

These are them right here

u/kerent · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I ordered a 32qt tamale steamer. the same one that everyone talks about that's from Target, but with free shipping!

also, do you suggest bags to boil my hops in so that I can skip straining?

u/ChivalrysBastard · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

And they're dirt cheap link

u/some_keto_man · 1 pointr/keto
u/amg78 · 1 pointr/fitmeals

Ww have one of these two-tier can probably pick one up at Marshall's or Home Goods for cheap. We can do a whole dozen at once. Tamale steamer would work too, probably.

u/Turnitaround-TA9 · 1 pointr/quityourbullshit

should look into irritable bowel syndrom symptoms, lots of stuff you can do, but a lot of irregular gut activity like this can lead to serious health problems down the road. Things that will help off the bat are drinking 2L+ of water each day, if you have diarrhea that often it's also very likely you're constantly dehydrated. Dehydration further inflames your digestive organs which could agravate the problem.

Once you have water figured out slowly work in more fibre. If you do it too quickly or increase your fibre without being well hydrated enough you're going to plug yourself up. Fibre is indigestible, its function is to add graininess to fuel/waste moving through your gut. That graininess keeps it together at the end and scrapes build-up off the sides of your intestines to improve your digestive health. Easiest way I've found is a microwave vegetable steamer. I dislike raw greens, aside from spinach and lettuce, so I keep a bag of pre-cut broccoli in the fridge, grab a handful, wash it, and throw it in the microwave steamer for 1min 30s, season with salt/pepper and have it as a side. Altogether it is an extra 2min to cooking and will make you feel a lot better overtime.

Do you experience acid reflux at all or frequently?

u/exercise4xtrafries · 1 pointr/loseit

This will totally get buried but I’m obsessed with this microwave veggie steamer gadget. Basically there’s two layers to it and you just pour some water on the bottom one, stick your veggies in the top, then microwave on 80% power for however long and then bam steamed veggies! No extra calories from oil or anything and they’ve turned out delicious every time I’ve made them so far.

u/CommieBobDole · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

My pressure cooker came with a steaming tray. I just put that in the bottom and put the food to be steamed on it, with some water underneath. You could probably do the same with a steaming basket or similar item.

Something important to note, though, is for items with a short steaming time, the cooking speed improvements of a pressure cooker (roughly 3x as a rule of thumb) don't necessarily apply, because even with the higher boiling point of water, there's time required for the food to heat up and the cooker to get up to operating pressute. So if you need to steam something for an hour in a regular steamer, you can steam it for 20 minutes in a pressure cooker. But if it needs to steam for 15 minutes, you can't do it in 5.

u/midmopub · 1 pointr/sousvide

This works outstanding for me. I can do 10 eggs at a time.

Norpro 175 Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer

u/binderclips · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

Wow that's gonna be hard. You can go waay 90s, and use microwave egg poachers/bacon racks/griddle/steamer. We had one of those egg poacher things when I was a kid and it worked fine for a long time. I wouldn't expect any of those things to last forever, but they're cheap and should last you at least a couple years.

With those, obviously you could make bacon & eggs. You could also steam cauliflower for cauli mash?

u/wordjedi · 1 pointr/MGTOW

If you don't want to buy all of the electric countertop appliances listed here, OP, consider at least a steamer pot. Very versatile and the healthiest way to cook anything. Vegetables, chicken. Will cook perfect rice et al very simply. Put rice in a small bowl with water. Steam.

u/Hardworktobelucky · 1 pointr/Cooking

You can find metal ones at the dollar store like this :

I love mine and use it often!

u/NamesAreNames · 1 pointr/wireless

Thanks for the reply!
That option seems like a good one. I'm still convinced that there's a way to make a folding directional 2.4GHz antenna that'd be packable, though...I could probably build a Yagi myself. I'm also thinking of some sort of folding quasi-parabola, sort of like those collapsible steaming baskets:

u/ThisIsntFunnyAnymor · 1 pointr/PressureCooking

Make sure you have a heat proof dish or three that will fit inside the IP. It needs to be <8" at the widest, so for square dishes that's the diagonal. I don't think Pyrex is safe if you want to broil, so you may need a metal dish or ceramic ramekins/souffle dishes.

A collapsible veggie steamer basket works better for catching smaller food than the wire trays. People recommend the OXO one, but I like my cheapo one.

If you plan to even attempt yogurt or desserts you will need an extra sealing ring. My first IP meal was ham & bean soup, and my gasket still smells like ham two months and several meals later.

I have an extra inner pot and I really like being able to cook while one pot is in the fridge or dishwasher.

u/W1ULH · 1 pointr/recipes

steamer in my big pot.

I will frequently add garlic to the water, imparts a bit of flavor.

toss with salt, pepper, evo after they are steamed... sprinkle with shredded cheddar.

u/juggerthunk · 1 pointr/Cooking

I steamed some fish in one and never got the smell out. I got rid of it and picked up a silicone steamer.

u/FrozenSquirrel · 1 pointr/instantpot

Not silicone, but I love this one for my IP.
It's a clever design; the feet can fold flat, the center handle extends, and it can easily be removed with a fork to keep from burning your fingers.

u/pm6041141 · 1 pointr/vegan

A steamer basket might open up a lot of opportunities for you.

Also, you can stab a potato a few times with a fork than "Bake" it in the microwave. Works just as well as an oven.

u/la_bibliothecaire · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

As an avid veggie-eater, here's a few pointers:

  1. Choose fresh veggies, not canned or frozen, if possible. Some veggies are okay frozen, like peas; others, like brussels sprouts and spinach, turn into a slimy mess.
  2. Proper cooking is key. Vegetables shouldn't disintegrate at the touch of your fork, they should still be intact while you're plating them up. I'd suggest, steaming, roasting, or stir-frying most veggies.

    a. Steaming is very simple, just get as steamer basket (something like this, they're available at basically any store with home goods). Cut up some vegetables, put them in the steamer, put the steamer in a pot with just enough water to not quite touch the bottom of the steamer, put the lid on and let them cook. Poke them with a fork after a few minutes, and if the fork goes in with some resistance, it's done. Don't overcook. In my opinion, the best veggies to steam are broccoli, green beans, carrots, asparagus, and spinach.

    b. Roasting takes a little more work, but is super delicious. You just need an oven-safe pan (a baking pan, a cookie sheet, something like that) and some oil (I usually use olive oil personally). Good roasting veggies include brussels sprouts, beets, carrots, asparagus, cauliflower, zucchini, and squash. Drizzle cut-up veggies with a bit of oil (don't go overboard or they'll get oily and soggy) and the seasoning of your choice (salt and pepper, seasoning salt, balsamic vinegar, or herbs like thyme, rosemary, and sage, just for starters), bake at 375F until they're done (same fork test as steaming).

    c. Stir-frying. Good for leafy greens like spinach, kale, Swiss chard, and cabbage, as well as pea pods, bell peppers, green beans, and most other green veggies. Put a bit of oil in a pan, set to medium or medium-high heat, toss in veggies, stir around until veggies are done, season to taste (tastes good with some sesame oil and soy sauce).

  3. Salads. Listen, people always go on about salads as if they're the healthiest possible thing, but they're only as healthy as you make them. If you can only stand salads drenched in creamy dressing, don't force yourself to eat it because it's "healthy". Also, if you're not used to salad greens, a lot of them might seem really bitter to you (stuff like arugula or kale) and turn you off. If you want to go for salads, I'd suggest some baby spinach and a nice mild lettuce like romaine, topped with whatever other veggies you like raw (radishes, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms...). Throw on some other fun stuff like dried cranberries, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, whatever strikes your fancy. Drizzle with vinaigrette and go to town.

  4. Raw veggies can make good snacks. I'm a big fan of carrots, sweet bell peppers (the red, orange, or yellow ones), snow peas or sugar snap peas, radishes, cucumber and cherry tomatoes. These veggies, especially when bought in season, are delicious and can be much sweeter than you might expect. I'm eating cherry tomatoes out of my garden right now, and they taste like candy they're so sweet. Lots of people also like raw broccoli, cauliflower, green bell peppers, and celery, although those aren't my favs. They might be yours though. If you want, try eating them with a yogurt dip or hummus.

    Hope that helps a bit!
u/RavingGerbil · 1 pointr/trees

Here's one. My mom has one just like it and I have spent WAY too long playing with it.

u/Revvy · 1 pointr/Cooking

You can pick up one of these at pretty much any grocery store or supermarket I've ever seen. You can steam anything with it. Just drop it into a pot of shallow boiling water and cover.

As I've already said elsewhere here, skip the wok, go to a restaurant supply store, and get a carbon steel skillet. They're very much like woks, in that they're thin, cheap, and made from carbon steel. The important difference is that it's shaped flat on the bottom to work on a normal range, rather than round like a big metal bowl. You don't need a wok spatula, use whatever utensil you like. I'm partial to silicone tipped tongs.

A rice cooker is nice but making rice on the stove isn't that difficult. Something to pick up if you can, but not a priority or something to worry about not having. Calling them "very multi-purpose" is down-right dishonest. Yeah you can cook a poofy pan cake in it, and you might once, and yes, you can steam a small amount of stuff in it, but really it's for rice.

It's good to have some extra glass or strainless steel bowls lying around for prep.

u/Nachtraaf · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

With one of these things. Just insert into normal pan.

u/iheartbrainz · 1 pointr/instantpot

I prefer to use an old fashioned steamer basket. Serving is easier and I can always find it!

Chef Craft 100% Stainless Steel Steamer Basket, 6-Inch Expands to 9.5-Inch

u/pushpetals · 1 pointr/Cooking

If you like fish, I'd recommend this recipe:

I recently made it with my SO. It was pretty easy, and we loved it. Instead of bass, we went with cod. You don't need a bamboo steamer. I used a metal steamer that I already had for steaming veggies. You can find one on Amazon. I highly recommend it as a kitchen essential.

u/ficuslicus · 1 pointr/instantpot

It is elevated on legs, but the sides fit snugly against the sides of the pot. It's an OXO Good Grips and I'm using it in the 3-qt Mini.

u/Arwen_Hermione_Pond · 1 pointr/clothdiaps

I think someone suggested one of these once:
It expands and collapses, fits most pots.

u/tb21666 · 1 pointr/PressureCooking

I use a tall pot on my NU Wave Ti keeping the food bags far from the bottom & get fabulous results.

I suppose you could use a tall trivet or strainer of some sort that can handle the temp, but wouldn't put it under pressure & no more than 130ºF in such a small vessel (might cook too fast?) for maybe 2-3 hours.

Also, IME, reverse sear cannot touch a properly done sous vide cut with a razor thin bark torched to perfection.

u/Captcha_Imagination · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Re: Cooking.

People usually gain weight when they first cook for themselves because pre made frozen stuff, boxed, canned, etc...stuff is so much easier.

But guess what? Salads and steamed vegetables of all kinds are just as easy.Get something to steam in. I use

You can steam up veggies to eat that day and the next. You can google different salad dressings to make it taste different every time. Using fresh herbs helps in this aspect.

Grocery shop twice a week. More and you will get sick of it and less and you won't have fresh vegetables to eat. Don't buy junk. If you want to buy junk, do it knowing that you will eat it that day...or in the next few days. Another perk of buying mostly vegetables and lean meats is how cheap your grocery bills will be. The center aisles of a grocery store will not only expand your waistline slowly over time but also break the bank.

I prefer making it in a grill pan but a lot of single people love using stuff like the George Foreman grill. You can make chicken breasts to last you 2-3 days.

Eat simple during the week. Cook every second day and eat leftovers the next day. On weekends once or twice try your hand at a more complicated dish that can also provide leftovers for the week. For example if you make a good stew, you can even freeze some.

u/zirconst · 1 pointr/loseit

You could use frozen but I like to buy fresh so that it steams faster. If you don't have a steamer you can get one REALLY really cheap at any home/kitchen store, they're like $5-7. Here's one on Amazon as an example:

If you absolutely can't get one, boiling is OK... just put the vegetables so that they're maybe half-submerged in water. Cover and cook on medium heat for a bit. Check every so often. Depending on how soft you want your veggies it could take 5-15 mins.

Another option is the microwaveable veggie bags, though personally I can't eat THAT much in one sitting.

u/throw667 · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

You can use any pot with an expandable steamer basket like this. I've used one for ages. Fits in pots you already own, thus saving money. Esp. good for home use with fewer people.

For veggies, as a cheapskate I save those plastic bags from the (US at least) grocery store people put veggies and fruit in. Put veg in a plate and cover with the bag, and microwave. The micro is awesome for steaming veggies on the cheap. (Assuming you've paid for a microwave in the first place.)

u/robotsatemycat · 1 pointr/Cooking

Favorite is probably just a steaming in a microwave steamer (make it "al dente"), drain, then toss in olive oil, lemon juice (and some lemon zest if you like extra lemony), salt/pepper, and minced garlic.

u/spacewolfplays · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

silicon collander is what I would think, or maybe a silicon steaming stand,

u/ShadowBax · 1 pointr/Fitness

30 seconds: Put an inch of water water in the pot, start the fire, put that steamer rack on top of it, put your vegetables in, close the lid.

Wait 5-10 minutes, eat the vegetables.

30 seconds: Dump the water out, rinse the pot and rack once. Done.

It's just easy as using a microwave, only difference is you use a pot and steamer rack instead of a bowl.

u/red_eyed_and_blue · 1 pointr/Cooking

just get one of these. It fits in your pot so you can put the lid on

u/ciabattabing16 · 1 pointr/nutrition

Originally I'd have recommended a steamer. However, you can get one of these and then go with the pressure cooker. Looks like there's inserts for it to do steaming as well, so there's that also.

u/levirules · 1 pointr/Fitness

Get one of these, use it to steam your veggies until they are soft, and sprinkle some of this on em.

So. Friggin. Good.

u/Kingsley7zissou · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

I would say pressure cook it but I doubt you could fit it in a household one. maybe if it is cut up. add some aromatic's stock to fill like a braise not covering the meat totally. try to keep the meat off the bottom. I altered a metal steam basket I ripped the legs out and extra gear on it. Like this . I ripped everything off the basket with pliers including the center screw in nut.

u/saurusofha · 1 pointr/loseit

It's weird when you realise you miss fresh food and veggies! Also, may I ask for this 5 vegetable bolognese recipe? That sounds fantastic!

Have you considered a microwave steamer for veggies? Or those frozen bags of veggies that can be steamed in the microwave? :) Something like this. I also make salmon in there which comes out perfect!

Edit: I think it's a tool that would not go to waste in a real kitchen either, if you liked steamed broccoli or fish or whatever and need a quick healthy dinner.

u/anonymousforever · 1 pointr/Wishlist

The accessory kit I was just gifted is for the 3qt. I do suggest if you want a good accessory, get a metal, not mesh, steamer basket insert. It makes cooking vegetables etc that have small pieces, so much easier!

I have done boneless skinless chicken thighs in mine with vegetables a few times. Pretty siimple - take the wire rack circle thing they include and wrap it with foil. Put it in the bottom of the instapot. Add your cooking water (however much for the larger instapot, mine says use 1 cup) Take your chicken and season all the pieces. Roll up the pieces so they fit neatly in the bottom of the pot, all in one layer. Next, take your raw veg and season those. If you rinse the veg quickly and shake off the excess water, the seasoning sticks better, and you get better flavored veg! Put the veg on top of the chicken. Close up the instapot and set for 8 minutes (yeah, really) Make sure the vent valve is closed, and let it cook.

I got a metal basket for mine, not a mesh basket. When you look at them, you can see why the mesh one would be awful to clean after - which is why I don't suggest getting that style.

this basket set is like what I was gifted today, but is sized for yours. I'm thrilled to get to try this idea, because the idea of doing something like lentil soup in the bottom, and then some veggies to put in it, in the top, and not have mush for veggies, is intriguing. Plus, these are good for doing desserts...I'm dying to find a low-carb dessert I can do in mine! Something like this would be neat to do things like broccoli beef and sauce in one and rice in the other - at the same time, for example. There's a ton of ideas to play with.

u/Drea1683 · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Basically this one, but not sure of the size. The nice thing about this one it fits in any pot!

u/Amylase152 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I've had good luck using one of these. I implemented this method as soon as I ran into the problem you described and haven't looked back since.

u/holycheapshit · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

get rid of the skin before you run it through the food mill and everthing will be fine. if you have a lot of tomatoes, set up a steamer while you work the mill. as an idea: a boiling pot with water and a steamer basket.

u/the_real_snurre · 1 pointr/Cooking

Steam your eggs!
Of course you can buy a dedicated electric eggcooker, but it’s exactly same as steaming...

Get a steam basket, maybe like this and use it to steam your eggs. I steam for exactly six minutes, but try out your own preference!
Cold water after steaming, easy to peal!

u/whitewhitewine · 1 pointr/1200isplenty

Since beginning to count calories, I have purchased and frequently used my food scale (this one), measuring spoons/cups (I bought this set of 19 spoons/cups), a veggie steamer, a mandolin for thinly slicing veggies to put in lasagna instead of noodles, a spiralizer for pasta-like noodles, can covers to keep canned foods fresh after I open the can (like artichoke hearts, black beans, etc)., and a slow cooker/crock pot.

u/RKBA · 1 pointr/Eugene
u/colourhaze · 1 pointr/nutrition

try this:

just put frozen vegs in, eggs on top, ready to go

you can also add potatoes but you to chop those a bit first because otherwise they are not done at the same time

staple meal of mine because its easy to cook and clean (just single pot) and u dont have to watch it plus lots of veggies and protein

edit: does not work w/ frozen fish for some reason, the boiling water spills over (not sure why, has to be the fish obv)

u/simmbot · 1 pointr/Fitness

Dirt simple way to get started:

  • Protein:
  • Vegetable:
    • Easiest: microwave frozen veggies
      • Microwave
      • Frozen vegetable "steamer" bag
    • Easy: steam fresh veggies on stove
  • Grain:
    • Easiest: brown rice in rice cooker
    • Easy: brown rice on stove
      • Stove
      • Pot
      • Brown rice
      • Water

        Repeat every few days. I like batch cooking for 3-7 days in advance, hence the 5-packs of chicken breasts. Once you're comfortable doing these things, you can swap each item out with another item of the same kind. Barley instead of brown rice. Salad instead of steamed veggies. Pork chops instead of chicken. Etc for the rest of your life. Feel free to expand into more complex recipes.
u/webbitor · 1 pointr/Cooking

If you're vegetarian, or eat a ton of rice, get the rice cooker. Otherwise get the slow cooker.

Where you're living and what foods are readily available and affordable are all factors that could affect this.

A slow cooker is great if you eat a fair amount of meat, which the rice cooker is useless for. Cheap items like rump roast and pork shoulder are ideal things to put in there, and it's not bad for chicken either, although I prefer it baked. It's also super convenient. Basically, all you do is cut up the vegetables and dump everything in. Many of them have a timer so that when the food is done cooking, it will stay warm until you want to eat it. So you can start it in the morning and come home to dinner. The slow cooker can also do almost any soup or stew. So it's pretty versatile.

A rice cooker is a minor convenience unless you happen to eat rice every day, in which case it will save you a lot of time. It can steam, but you can also do that super easy with a cheap steamer basket.

Not to confuse things too much, but a toaster oven is also a great thing to have. You can bake quite a few things in there, and its great for reheating things that the microwave may not do well with.

u/bagofwater · 1 pointr/BBQ

I used this one, and it fit perfectly...

(tried an IMUSA steamer pot on my first build, and it was no bueno).

u/dicemonkey · 1 pointr/trees

This is a steamer trivet

But you could use a towel , aluminum foil ..basically anything the keeps it from actually sitting on the bottom of the pot ..and just enough liquid to cover it

u/EzraCy123 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

BIABer here, my take:

  1. 5 gallon pot fine for 3 gallons
  2. you'll need a smaller pot or broiler pan or something (whatever you have handy in kitchen) to help you squeeze the bag, you'll also want to get a false bottom for the pot so you don't scorch the bag if / when heating on stove top.
  3. 5 gallon fermentation vessel is fine
  4. tips:
u/kevstev · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

This is the pot I bought:

Its listed at $60 now, but there was a special where I got it for $25.64 with shipping. Keep an eye out in /r/homebrewing, there are lots of deals posted.

I wish you luck but I don't love you yet sorry. One more tip on the subject- I recommend you don't brew drunk. You are dealing with lots of boiling hot water, and if you go that route, big glass carboys, and such, and you tend not to be as sanitary or as careful when you brew while drinking

u/sublimefool311 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I also BIAB and have worried about scorching. On my next brew, I'm going to use a vegetable steamer ( to keep the bag off of the bottom.

u/unipole · 0 pointsr/instantpot

My solution is this rack
Note the 2.75 height
and a generic steamer
Combined with the trivet that comes with the iP it is great for steaming two things at the same time. for my default fast meal, i steam chicken on the bottom and greens or veggies on top (with a veggie chicken broth resulting on the bottom.
One option that may work is this used as staked steamer stand.

u/travtele844 · -1 pointsr/Homebrewing