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Steaming retains more vitamins and nutrients in the food than other methods of cooking such as boiling. They work via a heated water chamber at the base. This produces steam, which rises through the compartments of the steamer and cooks food in those compartments.
We stock a variety of different sized steamers with varying designs from all the top brands. Read moreless...
Take the Prestige Stainless Steel Multi Steamer. This stainless steel three tier steamer is built to last and the aluminium core delivers perfect heat distribution. It's also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
As well as stainless steel options, Morphy Richards offers a wide variety of steamers including the Morphy Richards 48775 Intellisteam compact steamer, which has a six litre capacity - enough for a full meal for two people. It also has a pre-set timer for different types of food; leaving you to concentrate on the creative side!
If you need to provide meals for a family, then a nine litre-plus capacity is ideal. This 11 litre capacity Swan steamer has plenty of space for a family of four. The Swan three tier digital food steamer has a stainless steel base and transparent baskets so you can see how well your food is cooking.
You may think that healthy cooking takes a lot longer than standard cooking methods, but the Tefal Vitamin Plus 3 Tier Steamer cooks up to 50% faster than ordinary steamers. It features a 2,000 watt booster 'Vitamin Plus' button, which distributes steam instantly at the beginning of cooking. When the steamer has reached its ideal temperature, the booster button stops automatically, and cooking continues at normal steam. The Tefal steamer comes with separate rice bowl and fish bowl, which deliver even cooking results.
For flexible cooking options and easy cleaning, look for a steamer with removable bases. This means you can cook larger objects by removing a base; and the bases can also be washed easily and stacked in the dishwasher with ease.
To really get to grips with a steamer, take a look at the Wahl James Martin Digital Steamer. This stylish and multi-tasking steamer comes complete with DVD so you can watch the celebrity chef use the steamer to prepare a number of meals. The digital display means meal times will be accurate and the delay setting means you can set your meal to start whenever you want.
When not in use, the steamer's baskets neatly fit inside each other and all the non-electrical parts are dishwasher-safe. The steamer comes with a number for extras such as egg holder.
For alternative methods of cooking, take a look at our huge choice of ovens, hobs and grills.