97008   Dim Sum Steamer w/ Lid
2-piece set
4" Diameter
Use these small steamer baskets as individual serving pieces right at the table.  They are beautiful and create added excitement when uncovered.

To Use:  Place uncovered 4” steamers in larger steamer, cover, cook and serve.  Or, as an individual serving dish, transfer cooked foods to dim sum steamer, cover and serve.

“Accentuate the natural flavor of foods.  Retain nutrients and vitamins while cooking with less fat or oil.” – Helen Chen

Our natural bamboo steamer is handmade and securely assembled with bamboo pegs and bamboo lacing.  Unlike wood, bamboo is a grass, so it’s a renewable and sustainable resource.

How steamers work:  A bamboo steamer is designed to sit over another pot containing boiling water.  As the water boils, the steam enters the steamer through the open slats in the bottom and is contained in the steamer by the lid.  The bamboo steamer absorbs any condensation, keeping water from dripping back onto the food.  When heated, it forms a hot container and, with the cover in place, can keep food warm for up to half an hour.  The bamboo steamer is also an attractive serving piece and may be brought right to the table.  Foods that are steamed require little or no added oils or fats, and they retain vitamins and minerals and cook quickly and evenly.

Tips for steaming the Asian way:  When steaming dry foods such as breads and dim sum, line the bottom of the steamer tier with parchment paper or cabbage leaves to prevent sticking.

Caring for Your Bamboo Steamer:  Before using for the first time, rinse the bamboo steamer and lid with cold water.  After each use, wash steamer with hot water and a brush, if necessary.  Do not use soaps or detergents — bamboo may absorb fragrance and impart unwanted flavors to foods.  Allow steamer to thoroughly air dry before storing in a well-ventilated place.