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Dec 102008
 

From Amazon.com

Iron Chef 12-Inch Burnished Bamboo Steamer

Product Features

  • 2-tier handcrafted bamboo steamer with lid cooks healthily without oils
  • Made of bamboo, an eco-friendly renewable resource
  • Oven-heated to create the natural, honey-colored burnished finish
  • Great for potstickers, dim sum, vegetables, and fish
  • Measures 12 inches in diameter; wash by hand; retains heat for serving

Product Description

Amazon.com Review
Handcrafted entirely from bamboo, this traditional Chinese steamer not only looks charming but cooks in a healthy manner without the need of fats. The lid is handsomely woven in a basket style, while the two tiers feature slats across the bottom to let steam rise from a pan of boiling water below. Measuring 12 inches across, the steamer holds generous quantities of potstickers, dim sum, vegetables, and fish, using both tiers together or just one at a time. And, because the steamer retains heat well, it makes a great serving container. Give it a quick scrub after cooking, and it’s good to go. The warm honey color of burnished bamboo results from a heating process that caramelizes the plant’s natural sugars. Bamboo is an amazing and renewable natural resource. With little care and no replanting necessary, this member of the grass family grows to harvestable size in just a few years. Resembling wood in its uses and appearance, but much harder, bamboo makes an earth-friendly choice that can save forests from being cut down and thus help prevent global warming. –Ann Bieri

Product Description
Iron Chef is an innovative cooking competition from Japan. Originally produced by Fuji TV, Iron Chef combined the excitement of a one on one sports competition with gourmet cooking. The title Iron Chef comes from the original Japanese title, Ironmen of Cooking.The bamboo steamer is made from all natural bamboo with an authentic handmade Chinese design. The double-woven lid allows the steam to hover in the top while the bottom keeps the vegetables from soaking in water. One of the healthiest methods of cooking, steaming allows for the foods natural oils and flavors to be released so that no oils are needed.