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chow_rk Oct 29, 2012 12:51 AM

What is this steamer addon that Alton is using called and how much does it cost approx?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbJHkb...
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RK

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  1. Chemicalkinetics RE: chow_rk Oct 29, 2012 06:15 AM

    <What is this steamer addon that Alton is using called and how much does it cost approx?>

    To answer your two questions:

    1) This is called a "collapsible steamer" or "folding steamer". They are traditionally made with stainless steel, but some new ones are made with plastic:

    http://www.amazon.com/Amco-Collapsibl...

    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1/9...

    2) They cost between $5-$30.

    You didn't ask this for this, but I personally do not prefer this kind of steamers.

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      chow_rk RE: Chemicalkinetics Oct 29, 2012 02:46 PM

      great.. thanks

      I can only assume that this sort of steamer cant compare to the traditional full steamer.. but to me this seems to make it so easy (read that faster) to use that I can quickly steam a few veggies

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        masha RE: chow_rk Oct 29, 2012 03:08 PM

        We use this type of steamer to steam vegetables 3-4 times a week. I can't imagine not having one if you like fresh, steamed vegetables. They take up no room to store, work fine, and last forever. (I just bought a new one to replace one we'd had for 15 years).

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          chow_rk RE: masha Oct 29, 2012 03:51 PM

          Do you use metallic or plastic steamer?

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            masha RE: chow_rk Oct 29, 2012 06:42 PM

            Metal.

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            cheesecake17 RE: masha Oct 29, 2012 06:54 PM

            I have a plastic one that I bought for $1. I use it almost every day. Simple to use and easy to clean.

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              chow_rk RE: cheesecake17 Oct 30, 2012 02:31 AM

              wow $1?.. from where dd you get that?

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                cheesecake17 RE: chow_rk Oct 30, 2012 10:38 AM

                Either a local discount store or dollar tree. I have 2 of them- dd loves to play with it

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