Lakeland Stainless Steel Universal Steamer – Product Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Turn any 18 or 20cm saucepan into a steamer, or use with the Pasta Pot to steam veg whilst cooking pasta below.

Lakeland Ref: 15182

Size: 28.5 x 21 x 17cm H. (11¼" x 8¼" x 6¾").

15182_web This is a well-made stainless steel steamer insert, with glass lid, that will fit onto an ordinary saucepan (18cm and 20cm) turning it into a two-tier steamer. Thus, this insert eliminates the need for a dedicated, multi-tiered steamer.

The Lakeland Universal Steamer is ideal for the single person household, and also for two, where a bigger multi-tier steamer would be a waste as far as capacity and size goes. It also will do a great service as an extra steamer that may be required if more things are to be cooked in that way for a meal.

This steamer insert is made of high-quality stainless steel, is well constructed, and equals in quality many much more expensive “pots”, for lack of a better word.

Steaming food, as we discussed in a previous article, is probably one of the best way of preparing food – aside from eating your vegetables all raw – and one that retains most of the flavors and, I am told, nutrients.

The suggestion of cooking pasta in the pot below while steaming vegetables, as was suggested on Lakeland's website, had not, as yet, entered my head but, hey, what a great idea. Let's get steaming...

Another great product from Lakeland.

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