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The most well known form of steaming our favorite foods is the attachment that comes with a large pasta pot. That's certainly an easy method, but sometimes we're looking for something a little more authentic and economical. Bamboo steamers are top notch in the steaming department.
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We talked about how to use the steamers earlier, but now we're rounding up our favorite and most economical bamboo steamers — all for under $20.00

Sur La Table Bamboo Steamers, $19.95 comes in sets of three and is available in several sizes.
Joyce Chen Bamboo Steamer Baskets, $19.99 also comes in sets of three (most typically do). Hand wash!

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Helen Chen's Asian Kitchen 10-Inch Bamboo Steamer, $17.50 is the cheapest option and doesn't seem to be very different from the more expensive ones and great reviews certainly help!
• Your Local Markets The best advice for purchasing a great bamboo steamer that will last for years — visit your local china town and markets. You'll find inexpensive options that the locals use.

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