Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Steam Technology and not a train in sight!

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.

23 comments:

  1. lovely to have a steamer though our kitchen cannot take any more appliances!

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    1. This is one of those pieces I think I will get lots of use out of.

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  2. Seems like an essential piece of kitchen equipment for healthy eating.

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    1. Didn't think I was a fan but really like this one.

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  3. looks like a good piece of equipment, with three containers I could easily make a whole meal in one go. And it cooks rice too :-)

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    1. We did cook the whole meal one night. Really useful.

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  4. How amazing is that Heidi! Just great!

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  5. Some of the best rice I ever had was in Japan where it was made in a rice cooker - came out perfect every time. The stacking steamer looks great and big enough to feed a few folk.
    Janie x

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  6. Love the rice idea but also the veggies stay full of colour and flavour.

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  7. Gosh, that steamer sounds very impressive. Looks like you'd need a crowd to feed though.

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    1. You can use one, two or all three tiers so cook as much as you need!

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  8. I would love a steamer, but sadly I just don't have any more room for one :(

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  9. I don't have much room but this one will be a keeper!

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  10. fab thing isn't it! Dannii one of the great things about this one is that the plastic trays can be used to store veg etc in the fridge/freezer

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  11. That's right you can get everything ready in advance!

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  12. I love steam cooked food, especially for new potatoes. So so good.

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  13. The food keeps its colour and taste and all the nutrients too.

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  14. Wow! You lucky lady I love steamed food - especially veggies, but I don't have my own steamer yet ;(

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    1. I am getting more into it everyday!!

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  15. Sounds like a great piece of kit, and perfect for creating super-healthy meals.

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    1. It's compact which is important in our house and the food keeps its taste which is a lovely bonus

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  16. Hi there - I bought this product and was looking forward to using it, but when I poured water into the white base (where the element is) it started pouring through the bottom onto my kitchen side. Did I do something wrong?! Or maybe the product is faulty?

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