I get sent some awesome products to review and some not so and funnily enough I gave away an old steam cooker last year. I was therefore quite sceptical about reviewing the new Steama by Sensio Home.
What would I like about this piece of equipment when I didn't like the old one we had. Well for a start the old one was Mr R's before we moved in together and I never felt it was completely clean (I do have the odd issue!!)
The machine has clean lines and not round which is a plus as far as I am concerned. Being rectangular it is much easier to put away in the cupboard although I am using is to often now it isn't getting put in the shed at all!
There is a timer and a water level to make sure you don't let it boil dry but it holds quite a lot of water and so far I haven't used even as much as half.
Potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli, sugar snap peas and baby sweetcorn all cooking to perfection at the same time. Saves time, energy and space on the cooker.
A new one to me was to make rice in a steam cooker! You get a rice container with it which you place in one of the compartments. As long as you use the same quantity rice to boiling water e.g. one cup of each you will turn out perfect rice!
I put carrots on the bottom layer and rice on top and had perfectly cooked carrots and rice after only about 15 minutes.
It's fast and fresh food keeping in loads of the nutrients and flavour and cooking really quickly too.
Apparently you can even steam a large piece of Sunday beef, something that I am planning to try soon.
This is one piece of kitchen equipment that will get lots of use in my kitchen.
Thanks Sensio for the Steama. I was not paid to write this piece and all opinions and photos are mine.