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Steamer Ring?

Hookcookman Dec 29, 2009 12:25 PM

I seek a small round tripod ring to keep a pudding bowl off the bottom surface of a pot during steaming. I have two, bought long ago, so I know they exist. Any suggestions?

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  1. greygarious Dec 29, 2009 01:20 PM

    Not a tripod, but a squat can with top and bottom removed will work - although these days few cans have bottom rims.

    Cookie and biscuit cutters of any shape will work as long as they are open on top and have no handles.

    1. yayadave Dec 29, 2009 03:44 PM

      What GG said. I'll bet three cat food cans would make a very stable base. If you don't have a cat, buy quality cat food and make a pate.

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      1. re: yayadave
        greygarious Dec 29, 2009 06:20 PM

        That reminds me - wire together 3 or 4 canning jar rings. YYD, I can tell you don't have cats....the cans have had non-openable bottoms for years, like most every other can. Sometimes the "old" style is used on Asian imported foods.

        1. re: greygarious
          yayadave Dec 29, 2009 06:48 PM

          You could poke holes in the bottom so they won't float. We have cats, but I think they get the rabbit terrine and I get .... oh, never mind.

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        Miss Priss Dec 30, 2009 03:55 AM

        Could this be what you're looking for? http://www.amazon.com/Fox-Run-Double-...

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        1. re: Miss Priss
          Hookcookman Jan 4, 2010 02:41 PM

          Bingo! It, they, eluded a determined search. Thanks ever so much:

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            Miss Priss Jan 5, 2010 05:13 PM

            My pleasure!

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              Hookcookman Jan 13, 2010 11:48 AM

              Further thanks to Miss Priss. A decade-long search ended! Were she a neighbor and a beanie, I would offer one of my seven cassoulets. My Christmas pudding preparation time will be cut by 80% and she will be in my thoughts with much gratitude.

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          deeznuts Dec 30, 2009 09:35 AM

          Do you have a local asian store? My girlfriend's mom has a bunch of those but not sure they are made to withstand steaming (not sure of the composition of the metal).

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