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Re: Low Tech Steamers

I have to say go for the electric steamer.  They are awesome.   Mine has two
plastic baskets that stack on top of each other and the lid is used to set the
food once it's ready.  I love mine.  It was really inexpensive, too.  I got it
at Target.  It's definitely the way to cook veggies, especially brocoli and
green beans.

L'etoile du Nord wrote:

> To the person who is considering buying an electric steamer, you just need
> to look for those little collapsible steamer baskets you buy in the kitchen
> ware departments.  To me the veggies should not "sit" in water, but just be
> cooked by the steam.
>  I once made one from a foil pie tin, punched lots of holes in it, inverted
> it in the pot, and put my veggies on top.  Cover the pot and it works slick.
> Jo in Minnesota
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