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Collapsible Steamer Baskets

A bad steamer basket can be a hot mess. Could we find a good one?

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Steamer baskets allow you to cook your food quickly, consistently, and efficiently. Boiling as little as ½ inch of water under one of these perforated platforms can produce enough gentle, humid steam to cook meat, vegetables, and other foods. Steamer baskets come in different styles, but we generally prefer collapsible versions, which are easier to clean and can be folded down after...

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