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djquinnc Mar 23, 2013 12:15 PM

Went to my first Tupperware party ever. Became entranced with this thing. Was wondering if anyone has had any experience with it. I must say, I'm less interested in the idea of steaming vegetables as I am of proteins, like fish. Thanks.

  1. coll Mar 25, 2013 05:58 PM

    I have one of these and never thought to use for anything but vegetables. Interesting.

    1. Chemicalkinetics Mar 25, 2013 04:21 PM

      I don't know how well it actully works in practice -- as a pure steamer. Here is the problem. In a regular steamer, you will be cooking your food by the heat water vapor created below. This cooks food faster than in oven, and retains moisture.

      In the microwave version, the food will be cooked both by the microwave and by the steamer. In fact, more from the microwave. The steam is simply to reduce moisture loss.

      It will work well for some dishes, but not others.

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        sr44 Mar 25, 2013 05:18 PM

        Do you have, or are you familiar with, Barbara Kafka's Microwave Gourmet? She has worked through a lot of this.

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          Chemicalkinetics Mar 25, 2013 05:22 PM

          No, I am not familiar with Barbara Kafka, but I think there are only so many things you can work through. Let me give you an example, the Chinese has a whole class of cuisine known as the steam-bakery (ok, technically it is not BAKRry). Mostly noticeably, the Char Siu Bao, which I doubt can be done using this microwave+steamer setup:

          http://www.mightysweet.com/mesohungry/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/07-Char-Siu-Bao-Steamed-Pork-Buns-East-Harbor-Seafood-Palace.jpg

          Japanese mochi is made from steamed rice.

          http://globetrotterdiaries.com/wp-con...

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            sr44 Mar 25, 2013 05:55 PM

            Char siu bao probably not (well, I haven't tried them in the microwave, and I don't think she has) but there is a lot that can be microwaved with good effect such as artichokes.

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          MrTupperLady Mar 25, 2013 06:53 PM

          http://youtu.be/n9vpuj0ctSc

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