Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Kitchen Collection [2]

The Steamer

What can I say? This handy gadget helps out in all kinds of situations. Perhaps it's at its best steaming fresh broccoli, or cauliflower. But it does much more than that.

Its flexible design allows it to fit into many pots, conforming exactly to what you need it for. Asian dumplings? No problem. Fresh beans? Go for it. It'll even do fish. This little steamer basket has served us well over the years, and will continue to do so for some time to come.

I'm not sure how long we've had this one; I know it's not our first. We repaired it just the other day when the center ring broke. We put a key ring in its place (visible in the photo above).


  1. Oh my! I used to have one of those! I don't know what happened to it. My microwave has pretty much replaced it.

  2. Those are great! I used to have a plastic one that could be used in the microwave. Unfortunately, I misplaced it or threw it away when I move 9 years ago. h

  3. I think that kind of steamer insert is called "une marguérite" in French, n'est-ce pas? It does resemble a flower when it is opened up.

  4. I really don't know what they are actually called. I think I would describe it as
    "un truc pour cuire à la vapeur dans une casserole"

  5. I found this site where you can buy a marguerite cuit-vapeur.


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