Best Electric Food Steamers for Home Use

If you’re searching for an easy and healthy way to cook vegetables, meat and fish, a food steamer can help. Steamers cook foods quickly and evenly while retaining nutrients and flavors. Since you’re steaming your food, you don’t need to add oils. When shopping for an electric food steamer, consider what size you need, whether you need a steamer that has tiers, and how easy it is to clean. Here is our review of four different electric food steamers so you can find the right one for you.

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Best Compact Storage Design

Oster Double Tiered Food Steamer


5 Quart 2-Tiered Food Steamer. This five-quart food steamer has two tiers so you can cook two different types of food simultaneously, which can save you time and allow you to fix a complete meal quickly.

What We Liked

This two-tiered, five-quart food steamer helps you fix healthy meals efficiently since you can place your protein in one compartment and your vegetables in the other. This steamer has a built-in 60-minute timer and will automatically shut-off when the cycle is completed, or the water is empty. Clean up is easy since the parts are safe to put on the top rack of your dishwasher. This steamer fits well in small spaces , it is 9-inches long x 7-inches wide x 11-inches high, and the steamer bowls nest for compact storage. While it works well for single-serve meals and small families, it may not hold enough for a larger family. We liked that this food steamer has two-tiers and the steamer bowls nest for easy, compact storage. Get it now. 

Best Quick Start Heating System

BELLA (13872) 7.4 Quart Healthy Food Steamer with 2-Tier Stackable Baskets


7.4 Quart 2-Tiered Food Steamer. You can cook a healthy, complete meal simultaneously in this two-tiered food steamer that can start steaming your food in 30 seconds due to the quick start heating system.

What We Liked

This 7.4-quart food steamer helps you prepare healthy, steamed food quickly and evenly. The two-tiered stackable baskets allow you to cook two different types of food at the same time, such as fish or chicken in the bottom basket and vegetables in the top. When the 60-minute built-in timer dings, you’ll have a complete meal ready to eat. To steam your food, place the items in the basket, pour water into the reservoir, and set your timer. You’ll never have to guess at the water levels due to the water reservoir view window, and the free steaming guide printed on the machine shows you how long to steam your food. The quick start heating system will start steaming food within 30 seconds. This machine has an auto shut-off and boil-dry protection feature for safety. The two steaming containers, lid, and included grain tray are all dishwasher safe. We liked that this 7.4-quart food steamer has two tiers and a quick start heating system. Buy it here. 

Best 3-Tiered Food Steamer

Rosewill Electric Food Steamer 9.5 Quart


9.5-Quart Food Steamer with Three Tiers. This 9.5-quart electric food steamer comes with three stackable BPA-free steamer baskets so you can cook three different items at once.

What We Liked

This electric food steamer helps you fix a variety of foods simultaneously, which makes preparing healthy meals quick and easy. The turbo steam ring heats up rapidly, in less than 40 seconds, thanks to the 800-watts of power. Your food will be steamed evenly due to the built-in lid vents that route the steam for even heat distribution. To steam your food, simply pour in water, place the number of baskets you need, and set the timer based on the printed-on instructions. The double external see-through water-fill inlets make it easy to see the water level and refill. This machine has an automatic shut-off system if the water gets too low for safety. The steam baskets, lids, egg holder, and rice bowl are BPA-free and dishwasher safe. The baskets and included rice bowl have a nested design for easy, compact storing. We liked that this electric food steamer holds 9.5-quart of food, has three tiers, is BPA-free, and stores compactly. Buy it here. 

Best Digital Food Steamer

Cuisinart STM-1000 Digital Glass Steamer


Stainless Steel with Glass Lid Food Steamer. This digital food steamer has five preprogrammed food settings for; poultry, grains, vegetables, seafood, and a manual option to ensure your food is cooked perfectly.

What We Liked

This stainless steel digital food steamer has a single compartment that can hold up to five liters of food. The five preprogrammed food settings: poultry, grains, vegetables, seafood and manual, make it easy to cook your food correctly. The easy-to-use LCD control panel comes with start/stop, pause, and reheat buttons. The 60-minute built-in timer and audible alert help you monitor your food. The glass cooking pot and lid are easy to clean and allow you to watch your food while it’s cooking. The one-liter water tank is removable for easy filling and cleaning. We liked that this digital food steamer has a glass steamer and lid and comes with five preprogrammed food settings. Get it now. 

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