Gone are the days when one spends ages in the smoky kitchen to churn out delicious meals for the entire family. With the introduction of steamers, there has been a steep change in the way one deals with cooking. With the help of the Food steamer the food gets cooked in its own pace and when the food is cooked in its own juices ensuring that the nutritional value remains. Zodiac is one brand that offers many cookware and the supportive utensils with impressive quality and finish. Zodiac 20cm 3 Tier Food Steamer is one such which talks more of the brand efficiency and the review of it is as follows.
Realising the benefits of steamers which has high retention of nutrients the brand offers 17120ST Stainless Steel Food Steamer with the 3-tiered style and a 4 piece set. This model designed with the 3 compartments can be used to cook three different type of food without the fear of transferring the taste, aroma or the colour. Safe to even cook the extreme of foods and when all at a single go it not only reduces the fuel consumption but also puts you saving more time and energy.
Material and Finish:
This model is been made of stainless steel material which is robust and long standing. It is highly durable and the selection of the stainless steel quality belongs to the 18/10 quality. It comes with the mirror finish and hence makes a great attraction for the space. The base is encapsulated to promote even heat distribution.
Size and Capacity:
This model measures 20 cm in diameter which is the same for all the three baskets. The height of the base compartment is higher than the other two as on the base the heat is more and hence can cook larger volumes and as it goes higher the steam and the heat reduces which is suitable for the delicate foods. On the total it gives a 3 litre capacity which is good enough for the medium family size or with about 5 adults.
The choice of stainless steel material is primarily for its easy maintenance as it is safe on the dishwasher. It can also be used for the hard cleaning using the abrasive without reducing the life. It is a secured appliance in terms of both the durability and stability for astonishing number of years.
Parts that make it:
- Lid – This is made of the toughened glass that is capable of withstanding high temperature. The lid has a stylish round flat knob and a vent. The knob is big enough for the easy hold and the vent that is provided allows the extra heat to escape which is safe for the appliance. The glass lid also serves as a viewing window where by the user is able to follow the cooking of the food placed in the top compartment.
- Handles – The handles are present on both sides of the baskets and each of the three baskets have two handles. The handles made of stainless steel material do not feature with the cool touch but they are good enough to be used for handling at times of pouring or carrying.
The rim of each of the baskets is curved and it makes a drip free pouring which goes without any mess or difficulty. Although there is no such concept or water gauge as this steamer serves as inserts or can be used directly on the gas cookers. Overall Zodiac 3 Litres Capacity Food Steamer is stylish to use and durable to own.
Zodiac 17120ST 3-Tier Steamer – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||20cm 3 Tier Food Steamer|
|Steamer style||4 piece set|
|Finish / material||Mirror finish Stainless Steel|
|Cool grip handles||No|
|Drip free pouring||Yes|
|Vented toughened glass lid||Yes|
|External water level gauge||No|
|External water fill inlet||No|
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