When it comes to improving your health, keeping nutrients intact is important. Steaming foods with products like the Oster Eletrocnic 2-Tier Food Steamer can help your body get more vitamins and minerals.
This steamer can help you cook many delicious and healthy meals. It comes with two separate compartments for steaming – a smaller bottom section and a larger, top one.
The top compartment holds almost four quarts of food. This is where you’d cook your main entrée. But instead of having to cook your side items separately, you can cook them at the same time – because the bottom section of the steamer can hold just over two quarts of food.
When you power up the steamer, there’s an audible signal that will let you know when the machine is ready to cook the food. This steamer also comes with a timer.
This feature enables you to program your food to start cooking immediately or you can set the timer to start cooking up to twelve hours later. This is a great feature for those who may not be home at dinnertime and need a way to have the food ready in advance.
The Oster 5712 will heat quickly and it has a 900-watt heating element. This kind of power means that you should be able to see steam within seconds. You can cook your food for up to an hour and a half, but if you’re still not ready to eat, the Oster 5712 has a “keep warm” feature that will enable you to have warm food for up to sixty minutes once the cooking is done.
Something else that makes this steamer unique is that you can even cook eggs in it. Thanks to the egg holders, you can choose to make either hard or soft cooked eggs quickly.
Another perk of the Oster 5712 is the quick and easy cleanup. The bowls are dishwasher safe and can be stacked together to store when not use. There’s also a drip tray included that keeps water from collecting under the machine.
With the helpful water indicator level that’s clear, you don’t have to guess how much water you need to add to the machine. You’ll be able to see it at a glance. This water level indicator has a line that will let you know whether or not you’ve added the recommended minimum amount of water.
This is an important feature because it enables your food to stay nice and fresh rather than drying out. Not only can this steamer cook up great tasting food, but using a steamer has several health benefits to offer to you.
When you cook food using conventional methods such as in the microwave, many of the nutrients in the food can be destroyed. But a quality steamer like the Oster 5712 keeps all the nutrients intact – along with the great taste.
Besides the health boost, when you use a steamer, the food retains their natural flavors better, they don’t overcook and it can also preserve the antioxidants that are so helpful for your body.
Using a steamer is also a good way to keep fit because steamed food doesn’t pack the same calories or the fat content that fried food contains. It’s even a step above grilling because there’s no chance for charring your food and releasing cancer-causing toxins into your meal.
Steam Your Cuisine for Mouthwatering Meals
Cook healthy, delicious dinners at home with help from Oster’s easy-to-use electric food steamer. Whether gathering food from a favorite store, local farmer’s market, or from your very own vegetable garden, the food steamer makes it fun to indulge in nature’s bounty all year long.
Use the food steamer to prepare a variety of entrees and side dishes–anything from savory jasmine rice, wild-caught fish, or farm-raised chicken to the whole gamut of fresh or frozen vegetables, including artichokes, asparagus, summer squash, red potatoes, and more.
Large 2-Tier Capacity
The versatile 6-quart food steamer provides a double-tiered design and two stackable transparent steaming bowls–a large 3-4/5-quart steaming bowl and a 2-2/7-quart steaming bowl–that make it possible to steam two different foods simultaneously, without any cross-over of flavors. The large steaming bowl can also be used for cooking up to eight soft- or hard-cooked eggs at a time–great for springtime holidays, Sunday brunch, or as a healthy on-the-go snack throughout the week.
For rice, simply add the rice (or other foods with sauce or liquid) to the included 10-cup-capacity rice bowl. Place the rice bowl in the lower steaming bowl and cover with the lid. The food steamer takes it from there.
Powerful Steam in an Instant
Start cooking right away thanks to the unit’s instant-steam function. The food steamer’s powerful 900-watt heating element quickly heats the water in the reservoir, automatically and instantaneously generating steam. Even more, its exterior water-level indicator makes it possible to monitor water levels at a glance, while its exterior water inlet on the base of the unit offers a convenient way to add water during the steaming process (no need to remove the steaming bowls).
User-Friendly Design with LCD Display
The food steamer’s push-button control panel includes an LCD display with a 95-minute timer (the maximum cook time), a red “cook” indicator light, a green “keep-warm” indicator light, an audible “ready” signal, and an on-board reference guide that lists cooking times for popular food items.
Cooking can be delayed for up to 12 hours, and the food steamer’s automatic keep-warm setting will maintain an ideal serving temperature (for up to an hour) while the finishing touches on dinner are being made.
Other highlights include integrated side handles on the steaming bowls for a secure grip, a secure-fitting lid to help trap heat and moisture, a drip tray to catch drips and spills, and an easy-to-clean design (most parts are top-rack dishwasher-safe). Even more, the bowls nest together, which allows for space-saving storage in between use.
What’s in the Box
Electric 6-quart two-tiered food steamer, user manual, recipe book