2-Tiered 6.1-quart capacity steamer creates instant steam for preparing all kinds of food Delay cooking up to 12-hours; LCD display with 95-minute timer; auto keep-warm setting External water-fill system with see-through reservoir; fully collapsible steaming trays Includes 3.8-quart and 2.3-quart steaming bowl, plus 8 egg holders for soft-or hard-cooked eggs Product Built to North American Electrical Standards Electric two-tiered food steamer for healthy, delicious homemade meals. View larger 6-quart total capacity for steaming meat, fish, vegetables, and more. User-friendly push-button control panel with LCD display and quick reference guide. View larger Exterior water-level indicator and exterior water-fill inlet for no-interruption filling. View larger Electric 2-Tier 6-Quart Food Steamer Steam Your Cuisine for Mouthwatering Meals Cook healthy, delicious dinners at home with help from Oster's easy-to-use electric food steamer. Whether gathering food from a favorite store, local farmer's market, or from your very own vegetable garden, the food steamer makes it fun to indulge in nature's bounty all year long. Use the food steamer to prepare a variety of entrees and side dishes--anything from savory jasmine rice, wild-caught fish, or farm-raised chicken to the whole gamut of fresh or frozen vegetables, including artichokes, asparagus, summer squash, red potatoes, and more. Large 2-Tier Capacity The versatile 6-quart food steamer provides a double-tiered design and two stackable transparent steaming bowls--a large 3-4/5-quart steaming bowl and a 2-2/7-quart steaming bowl--that make it possible to steam two different foods simultaneously, without any cross-over of flavors. The large steaming bowl can also be used for cooking up to eight soft- or hard-cooked eggs at a time--great for springtime holidays, Sunday brunch, or as a healthy on-the-go snack throughout the week. For rice, simply add the rice (or other foods with sauce or liquid) to the included 10-cup-capacity rice bowl. Place the rice bowl in the lower steaming bowl and cover with the lid. The food steamer takes it from there. Powerful Steam in an Instant Start cooking right away thanks to the unit's instant-steam function. The food steamer's powerful 900-watt heating element quickly heats the water in the reservoir, automatically and instantaneously generating steam. Even more, its exterior water-level indicator makes it possible to monitor water levels at a glance, while its exterior water inlet on the base of the unit offers a convenient way to add water during the steaming process (no need to remove the steaming bowls). User-Friendly Design with LCD Display The food steamer's push-button control panel includes an LCD display with a 95-minute timer (the maximum cook time), a red "cook" indicator light, a green "keep-warm" indicator light, an audible "ready" signal, and an on-board reference guide that lists cooking times for popular food items. Cooking can be delayed for up to 12 hours, and the food steamer's automatic keep-warm setting will maintain an ideal serving temperature (for up to an hour) while the finishing touches on dinner are being made. Other highlights include integrated side handles on the steaming bowls for a secure grip, a secure-fitting lid to help trap heat and moisture, a drip tray to catch drips and spills, and an easy-to-clean design (most parts are top-rack dishwasher-safe). Even more, the bowls nest together, which allows for space-saving storage in between use. What's in the Box Electric 6-quart two-tiered food steamer, user manual, recipe book
The Oster 5712 Food Steamer is an excellent buy. Yes, it is large but well worth it's size for a family of 5 vegetable lovers. It has all the features I wanted, such as; water level indicator, two steaming containers, and a timer. It also keeps the food warm after the steaming of the food is complete.I have used this product many times since it arrived. I have prepared complete meals at once. The clean-up is very easy and much less mess in the kitchen. No pots no pans. I have no complaints. I am very please..