Our Best Selling Steam Cookers
A steam cooker is something that every healthy kitchen should have. Not only can you use it for cooking quinoa and rice, you can also use it to cook just about anything. In fact, my favorite way to cook vegetables is in a steam cooker. I find that this is a much better method than cooking them in the microwave which is the method that a lot of diets and healthy eating cookbooks recommend. (Although I have used a microwave rice cooker successfully!) Let’s take a look at some of the best steam cookers on the market.
Zojirushi NP-HBC10 Rice cooker and warmer (5.5cups)
The Zojirushi NP-HBC10 rice cooker is the grand-daddy of all rice cookers. This rice steam cooker yields perfect rice (or quinoa) every time! This is because it uses induction heat technology that is able to maintain consistent high heat without fail. If you are going to cook rice, you will be happy to know it has special settings for brown rice, germinated brown rice and GABA brown rice. The multi-menu cooking functions offer specialty settings for regular white rice, harder white rice, softer when rice, mixed rice, sweet rice, rice for sushi and porridge. It is easy to clean and has a timer, so you can set it in the morning and have cooked quinoa ready when you get home to make your favorite quinoa recipe. It also has a warming function if your family is busy with activities and eating in shifts. What I really like about this unit is that the stainless steel exterior looks great in any kitchen. This is the perfect rice cooker when cooking quinoa or rice is your primary goal and only the best will do! Try the Zojirushi NP-HBC10 Rice cooker and warmer (5.5cups) today!
West Bend 86604 Programmable Steamer
This steamer does it all! If you want to eat healthy experts say that steaming is one of the best ways to go. This is because you can steam food without adding any oils and steaming locks in vitamins and minerals. Plus, I think most foods taste better when they are steamed! If you want to go beyond cooking quinoa and rice, this is the steamer for you! You can cook quinoa, rice, fish, chicken and vegetables. You can even steam potatoes in it and avoid heating up your kitchen with the oven. This electric steamer is programmable for 12 hours for that set it and forget it meal! It has two 3 ½ quart steam baskets as well as a 5 cup rice bowl. This steamer is easy to clean and will get you out of the kitchen in no time!
Aroma ARC-733G 3-Cup Pot-Style Rice Cooker and Food Steamer
If you want an inexpensive food and rice steamer that just plain works, this one fits the bill. There are many inexpensive steamers out there that quite simply don’t work. That is not the case with this one! It is smaller than some rice cookers as it only has a three cup capacity, but how many times do you really need to cook more than three cups of dry rice? You can also branch out and use it to steam seafood and vegetables. Included is an instruction manual, rice paddle and steam rack. It even has handles specifically designed for transporting. One feature I really like is that when your food is done steaming it automatically transfers to the warming function. Gotta love that! This is a great little unit!