Nesco ST-25BR BPA Free Food Steamer, 5-Quart
- The Nesco 5 Qt BPA Free Steamer steam cooks all types of food such as grains, vegetables, fruits, eggs, seafood, meat and poultry. This unit comes with a 60-minute timer, 2 trays and a 3 cup rice bowl with overall capacity of 5 quarts. It is equipped with an automatic shut-off when it runs out of water. Durable plastic construction offers a clear view of the steaming process and all food contact parts in this steamer are BPA free. Quickly dissembles and parts are dishwasher-safe. Stainless steel wrap base with 5 Qt capacity and 400 watts of power.
- Bpa free steamer
- 5 qt capacity
- 3 cup rice bowl and 2 trays
- 60 Minute timer
- 400 watts of power
I purchased this steamer not knowing what to expect because there were no reviews, it was relatively cheap, and I had read some less than positive reviews about other steamers from the same company. However, this was the only BPA-free steamer I could find so I figured it was worth a shot. I am very happy with its performance. I got it just a few days ago and have already steamed edamame, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, corn on the cob and rice! I thought the steamer bowls looked small, but they actually fit quite a bit of food. I steamed four ears of corn in just one bowl (cut the ears in half) and probably could have put one more ear in there. It produces steam quickly and does a great job at evenly steaming the veggies. It is also very easy to clean. I had read a complaint about hot water boiling out the heating component in another Nesco steamer review, but I have not had that problem at all after several uses with this model. The only potentially negative aspect is the plastic is kinda flimsy. It supports the food fine, but you’ll notice when you’re washing them that they are bendy. It doesn’t bother me because I don’t think it affects the performance, but I don’t know how it may affect the durability. Anyway, I think this product is a great deal and I would highly reccommend it to anyone looking for a steamer.