There are many fads that come and go when it comes to preparing meals, but there is one that looks like it is here to stay. That is what has become known as food steaming. It has rapidly gained in popularity because meals that are steamed are easy to prepare and if done right are much healthier than foods prepared using other methods of cooking. The problem being is that there are many food steaming models in the marketplace and with some of them you cannot prepare an entire meal all at once. We have done some research and come up with a list of the best food steamers that you can easily prepare an entire meal with all at the same time.
TOP COMPLETE MEAL FOOD STEAMERS
Cuisinart STM-1000 CookFresh Digital Glass Steamer, Stainless Steel
There are few more reputable names when it comes to small kitchen appliances than Cuisinart. This great food steamer certainly does not damage that reputation any. It is a great product, to say the least, and you can easily prepare a whole meal with it.
Cooking with this food steamer could not possible be easier. It has a generous size cooking dish, all digital controls and all of the parts are easy to clean too. The controls on this model are even preprogrammed for even more added convenience. It also features a removable 1-liter water storage container; it makes refilling the water storage container while your food is cooking incredibly easy.
Perhaps the best feature of this product is its glass steamer dish. The reason it can cook a whole meal all at once is that this cooking dish will steam up to 5 liters of food at a time. Best of all, when you are done cooking the glass steamer pot will then double as a convenient serving tray.
The only drawback with this model food steamer is that there is no separate food steaming compartments.
Viante CUC-30ST Intellisteam Counter Top Food Steamer with 3 Separate Compartments
Are you a serious food steamer who hardly cooks any other way these days? Then here is a must have product for you. It is the Cadillac of food steamers and makes preparing entire meals unbelievably simple.
Why is it so great for preparing an entire meal all at once? There are two reasons for this. One, it has three separate cooking dishes that come with it; two smaller size dishes for cooking vegetables and one larger size cooking dish for meats. The other great feature is that you can set the cooking cycle individually for each separate cooking dish.
There are also a variety of preprogrammed cook settings that are easy to access with its digital touchpad, and there is also a water gauge that lets you easily see when you need to add water during the cooking process.
This product has very few drawbacks, to say the least, but some people might find it a little out of their budget range. If you do steam food often, this appliance will easily pay for itself with the time an effort that it saves you in meal preparation.
Hamilton Beach Digital Food Steamer – 5.5 Quart
If you have a smaller size family that loves to eat delicious and wholesome steamed foods, then this might be the exact food steamer you need. This steamer makes it very convenient to steam an entire meal all at once. It will save you a lot of time and effort as far as preparation goes for any meal that you use it for.
The key to this food steamer is that it has two separate plastic cooking trays. That means you can put your meats in one tray and your vegetables in another. Usually, your vegetables will be done cooking before your meats, so with this model food steamer you can conveniently remove them from the heat, and they will not get overcooked. All the while your meat will continue cooking undisturbed.
There are other nice features you get with this food steamer too. They include an easy to clean metallic surface and all digital cooking controls. This food steamer can do a lot which is a pleasant surprise when you combine its many features with its surprisingly low price point.
One of the biggest drawbacks with this unit is that there is no way to control the temperature in each different plastic cooking tray.
Oster CKSTSTMD5-W 5-Quart Food Steamer
This is yet another great food steamer if you have a smaller size family that you like prepare tasty steamed meals for. You will be amazed at all that this food steamer can do with the low price you will pay for it. Not to mention the fact that it is made by Oster which is known for making excellent small kitchen products.
We almost don’t know where to start because of the all the features that this small food steamer has. This is a generous 5-quart capacity steamer that features up to a 60-minute timing cycle. It is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup, and it even has an automatic safety shutoff in case the water reservoir ever runs dry.
What is the best thing about it? It has to be the dual, stackable cooking trays. These cooking trays are what enable you to prepare an entire steamed meal at once. You can do such things as cook your meats in one tray and steam your vegetables in another.
Among the drawbacks this model food steamer has is that it only features dial-up control settings.
GET A FOOD STEAMER TODAY IF YOU DON’T ALREADY OWN ONE
Food steaming is a great way to prepare an easy and nutritious homemade meal for you and your family. You now know several model food steamers that you can prepare an entire meal in all at one time. The nice thing is that the products we reviewed come in a variety of different price ranges, so everyone should be able to find a food steamer that meets their budget and that they can cook an entire meal in all at once.