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.
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!
• 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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