This New Steamer Basket Makes One of Our Favorite Pans Even More Useful

updated Oct 21, 2020
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It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of the multitasking Always Pan from Our Place. It does the job of eight (!) pieces of cookware and looks like a total objet d’art even when sitting on a messy stovetop. So here’s the good news: Our Place just launched a brand-new addition that makes the already-hardworking pan even more useful. Say hello to the Spruce Steamers, available to pre-order right now!

Made from handwoven spruce with a tough bamboo base, the beautiful set is priced at $45 and includes two stacking baskets, a pair of cooking chopsticks, 25 paper liners, and a loofah to keep your baskets in top shape. While the Always Pan already includes a stainless steel steamer, the Spruce Steamers are designed to truly elevate your cooking and dining experience. It can be tricky to cook delicate items like dumplings, vegetables, fish, and even tamales on a stainless steel surface since they easily tend to stick and fall apart. But in contrast, the paper-lined natural wood-finish base allows you to flip ingredients without causing any damage. The steamers also absorb moisture really well, keeping condensation from pooling up under the lid and dripping all over your food, resulting in mushy, soggy meals.

And when it comes to using your steamer baskets, it’s easy: Simply fill the Always Pan with water, and replace the lid with the stackable baskets that tightly fit into the pan. In fact, the design is so clever that you can still use the spatula rest while never having to worry about the steamers hitting the water.

So if dumpling nights are a weekly staple at your home, or you find yourself steaming tons of ingredients for dinner, then the Spruce Steamers are a must-have. The set is also a rather thoughtful (and useful) gift for anyone on your list who already owns the Always Pan. The only hitch? Once it launches, there will be only limited quantities available so make sure you get your pre-order in now!

Buy: Spruce Steamers, $45