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  • Morphy Richards 470001 3 Tier Steamer - Stainless Steel

    The Morphy Richards 3 Tier Food Steamer boasts a nine litre capacity and features include ... more
    £37.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Morphy Richards 3 Tier Steamer 18cm

    Food Steamer
    £29.99 Free Delivery
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  • Russell Hobbs - 3 Tier Stainless Steel Steamer

    This Russell Hobbs 3 tier steamer is perfect for healthy cooking. Steaming your food is a ... more
    £21.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Heart of House - Copper Base 3 Tier Steamer

    Steam your food to perfection with this Heart of House Copper Base 3 Tier Steamer, designe... more
    £35.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Pyrex 20cm Glass Steamer Basket

    This Pyrex steamer is designed for top of stove or microwave steam cooking. It has a pierc... more
    £11.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Russell Hobbs 21141 Your Creations 3 Tier Steamer - White

    This 3 tier food steamer has stacked baskets with a total capacity of 9L so you can steam ... more
    £27.49 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Sage Steam Zone Food Steamer

    Food Steamer, Display, Dishwasher Safe, Timer, 2L
    £199 Free Delivery
  • Typhoon 10 Inch Double Tier Steamer

    Typhoon 10 Inch Double Bamboo Steamer is made from 100% natural components. Steamer featur... more
    £22.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Andrew James 9 Inch Two Tier Bamboo Steamer Set With Banding

    The bamboo steamer is perfect for creating authentic oriental steamed recipes in the comfo... more
    £17.90 Free Delivery
  • Andrew James 8 Inch Two Tier Bamboo Steamer Set With Banding

    The bamboo steamer is perfect for creating authentic oriental steamed recipes in the comfo... more
    £15.99 Free Delivery
  • Kitchen Craft 20cm 3 Tier Steamer With Glass Lid

    An essential item in cooking and promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle, the Kitchen Craft... more
    £27.12 Free Delivery
  • Pyrex Multi Cook 5 Piece Steamer

    Pyrex Multi Cook 5 piece steamer is an amazing invention for the world of steaming. Featur... more
    £26.99 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Kitchen Craft Pure Oriental Two Tier 20cm Bamboo Steamer And Lid

    Part of the Kitchen Craft range, the Pure Oriental traditional bamboo steamer is a healthi... more
    £20.96 Free Delivery
  • Vonshef Electric 16 Egg Boiler Steamer Poacher Cooker Omelette Maker

    Step away from the hob and cook eggs to perfection with VonShef 16 Egg Boiler instead.Hard... more
    £16.99 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Ibili 2 Tier Bambooo Steamer 20cm 3 Piece

    Featuring 2 overlapping bamboo baskets and a lid, this bamboo steamer is ideal for steamin... more
    £15.99 Free Delivery
  • Good2heat Microwave Steamer with Lid

    This microwave steamer cooks perfect fluffy rice and tasty vegetables in only 3-4 minutes.... more
    £9 (+ £3.50 P&P)
  • HOME - 18cm Stainless Steel 3 Tier Steamer

    This 3 tier stainless steel steamer is a healthy way to steam veg, meat and fish. It provi... more
    £12.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Zanussi Positano 20cm Stainless Steel Steamer Set with Lid

    Create delicious dishes with this 3 tier steamer set. Suitable for all types of cookers, h... more
    £181.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Tefal VC100715 3 Tier Ultra Compact Steamer - Black

    Boasting the most compact 3 tier steamer on the market this Tefal VC100715 helps create de... more
    £29.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Prestige 24cm Stainless Steel 2 Tier Multi-Steamer

    Heat toughened glass lid for `see through' cooking convenience. Friction bonded stain... more
    £44.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • BergHOFF Ron 24cm Ceramic Steamer Insert

    This 24cm steamer insert from BergHOFF's Ron range is ideal for steaming everything f... more
    £24.99 Free Delivery
  • Allforfood 3-function frullacioc: hot chocolate maker

    3-FUNCTION FRULLACIOC: HOT CHOCOLATE MAKER / MILKSHAKER / MILK STEAMER - Jug Lt. 3 with wa... more
    £1045.25 Free Delivery
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    Tefal Mini Compact

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    Food Steamer
    £31.96 Free Delivery
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  • Russell Hobbs 14453

    Food Steamer, 7L
    £22 (+ £3.00 P&P)
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    Tefal Invent

    4.5 star rating
    Food Steamer, 9L
    £54.96 Free Delivery
  • VonShef 13/065

    Food Steamer, 8L
    £41.99 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Prestige Microwave Pressure Cooker, Grey

    Make healthy and delicious meals quickly with this 2.2-litre microwave pressure cooker fro... more
    £35 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Tefal VC145140

    Food Steamer, Timer, Automatic Shutdown, 6L
    £44.99 (+ £3.50 P&P)
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  • Tesco ST11

    Food Steamer, 9L
    £18 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Morphy Richards Equip

    Food Steamer, Dishwasher Safe
    £25 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Salter Pressure Cooker - 5 Litre

    Cook delicious meats, casseroles and stews without spending all day watching over a simmer... more
    £50 (+ £3.00 P&P)

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Crowdstorm’s food steamers buyers guide

Welcome to Crowdstorm’s page dedicated to buying yourself a new steamer. 

Above you’ll find the best food steamer selection around, available from your favourite UK online and high street retailers. While here you’ll find a guide explaining what to look for in a great steamer.    

Steamers are a brilliantly convenient way of cooking healthy and nutritious food, from vegetables to meat and fish, and they’ve come on leaps and bounds over the years: steaming in a metal dish over a boiling pan is well and truly a thing of the past.

Steaming helps retain food’s nutritional value and is a favourite of dietitians and health gurus; food doesn’t’ lose as many vitamins and minerals when boiled and the process requires no additional oil or fat.

They have a lower container that is filled with water and then heated, creating steam to cook the food above it. Super easy to use and a healthy alternative to frying or boiling, steaming is brilliant for both the kitchen novice and expert.

Types of steamer

There are several terms you may have heard if you’re looking for a steamer for the first time. Here are a few of the most common:

  • Vegetable steamer: While steaming vegetables is the most common use of a steamer, there aren’t specific ‘vegetable steamer’ models – it’s just a phrase people use because steaming vegetables is so common. Don’t worry – any steamer will do veg!
  • Three-tier steamer: This has become the standard for most modern steamers now; and for good reason. They allow you to steam several types of food at once, with the bottom tier containing the water. You’ll find models that have both two and three tiers in which to put the food, so think carefully about the types of meal you’ll be preparing.
  • Electric food steamer: Traditionally food steamers have been placed directly onto an oven hob, and this is still the most common way – but some food steamers are now self-contained units that plug directly into the mains. This can be especially useful if, for example, you only have a two-ring cooker.
  • Bamboo food steamer: These are the kind of steamer you’ll typically know from, for example, a Chinese restaurant. They are typically placed in a wok or pot and used to cook and serve everything from dim sum to fish and vegetables.

Capacity

Capacity includes the number of steaming baskets – usually two or three - and the capacity in litres (bear in mind that oval shaped steamers have more capacity than round ones).

Steamers come in a number of sizes, from one tray for a small household to several different trays. To get the best out of your steamer put foods that need lots of steaming in the bottom tray and layer your foods so that those that need the least steaming are at the top. 

Be aware that odours or taste from the bottom could transfer to the top levels.

Important steamer considerations

While it’s tempting to go on capacity and price alone, there are a few extra considerations it is easy to overlook – but that can be super important:

  • Cleaning: Food steamers and all their compartments, trays, nooks and crannies can be a little difficult to clean. Look for steamers that have removable trays and are ‘dishwasher safe’ to make it an easier process. Stock containers and removable separating disks will also help you keep your steamer clean but bear in mind that steamers with white plastic may get stained over time.
  • Storage: You’re unlikely to want to keep your steamer out at all times so look for a model that is easy to pack away and store and won’t take up too much room in cupboards. Trays that can stack inside each other are an ideal space-saving feature.

Other features you may want to look for

Here are some other features you may want to consider, especially if looking for an electric food steamer:

  • Water gauge: A water gauge is a handy feature on a steamer as it allows you to keep track of water levels, indicating whether you need to replenish if it’s running low.
  • Timer: Timers can be great for letting you know when the steamer is ready to use and when it’s finished cooking your food. Some are also programmable in advance so you needn’t worry about forgetting to put the veg on whilst cooking your family’s Sunday roast!
  • Turbo steam: These can save a bit of electricity, often claiming to be up to the perfect steaming temperature in less than a minute.
  • Boil-dry safety cut-out: If you’re the kind of cook that has a tendency to wander off and watch a bit of tele (shame on you!), this may save you some serious trouble!
  • Horizontal layout/compartments: Most steamers work within a single unit, but these models allow you to steam your food for different lengths of time as well as different temperatures; rather than having to later food within the one device.

I’ve found the best food steamer: What now?

Hopefully you now know enough about steamers to make an informed buying decision. But remember it’s always worth reading a few reviews before you make your final decision.

And the next part couldn’t be easier: if you find one that takes your fancy simply click and you’ll be transferred to the site of your selected retailer where you can just click and buy. 

Remember Crowdstorm isn’t a retailer – we make our money from advertising. This means there are no hidden costs or commissions – just a final checkout with a retailer you can trust. Happy steaming!