The 10 Best Collapsible Steamers

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This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in April of 2016. Many nutritionists maintain that the way to ensure your food retains the bulk of its nutrients during cooking is to steam it, rather than boil, roast or grill it. So if you want to enjoy the healthiest meal possible, try one of these collapsible steamers. They don't just handle vegetables in their handy, easy-to-store baskets, but eggs, seafood, and meat, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. QuickerNest Silicone

2. Topoko Folding

3. EuChoiz Easy

Editor's Notes

August 01, 2019:

Because this list had fallen out of date, we completely overhauled it with our latest update. Among those removed were the Resource for Cooking, MSC International Joie Steamer, StarPack Home, Tuli Kitchen ST1, and Circulon Tools 51940. The majority of these models were taken off due to availability issues, but one or two had recent reports regarding their durability, which lead us to supplant them with stronger units.

Steamers can generally be a bit one-note, so we diversified our list by adding microwavable options, more silicone selections, and units that had additional accessories thrown in. The new recommendations include the QuickerNest Silicone, Topoko Folding, EuChoiz Easy, Hutzler Basket, and Kitchen Deluxe Premium.

Our main priorities for our selections included durability, ease of use and cleanup, versatility, the ability to fit in a range of pots, clever designs, and safety features like cool-touch handles. Always take care when removing any of these from pressure cookers or regular pots, as steam gets dangerously hot and will burn you if you're not careful.

4. Oxo Good Grips Extendable

5. Sunsella Insert

6. Kuhn Rikon 2025

7. Zoie + Chloe

8. BakeWarePlus Steel

9. Hutzler Basket

10. Kitchen Deluxe Premium

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
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