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The 7 Best Steam Cookers – Guide

Steamers save space and are versatile. They come in different sizes and with additional features. However, since there are many models on the market, we have looked at the different manufacturers for you.

Our checklist covers the most important aspects and in our product recommendations we have compiled the best models for you. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for in these steamers.

Steamer Checklist

Size And Capacity
  • There are larger steamers with several cooking containers, but also very simple models.
  • The size should depend on the number of people.
The Water Tank
  • To save you a lot of trouble, the water tank should be fillable from the outside . Another important criterion is the size of the water tank.
  • As a rule, most models have a capacity of about 3 liters of water. You can use the device with this for about 20 to 50 minutes.
  • Smaller models with a capacity of only one or two liters are more suitable for a single household.
  • If you have a large family, you should look for a steamer with a water tank that can hold at least 8 liters. You will need this amount if you want to prepare a complete menu for four people.
The Containers
  • Cooking healthy and delicious food is especially easy with most steamers, as you can even prepare dishes with different cooking points at the same time.
  • To prevent odors and flavors from mixing, you should go for a higher-quality appliance.
  • By arranging the containers next to each other instead of on top of each other, you are also on the safe side with less expensive appliances.
  • To be able to cook flexibly, the steamer should have containers in different sizes and designs. Containers with and without holes are practical. The “icing on the cake” is an additional cooking plate.
The Handling
  • Make sure that the operation of the ste amer is not too complicated.
  • A digital display is recommended, on which you can easily read the set time. A rotary control is unfortunately somewhat inaccurate. Only a timer that can be set precisely prevents the food from overcooking.
  • In addition, the food selected for cooking should be displayed and optimally prepared with the help of corresponding programs.
  • A water level indicator gives you an overview of when you need to refill the water.
  • An automatic shut-off or at least an acoustic signal when the water level drops into a critical range is important to prevent damage to the steamer.
Additional Functions
  • By selecting different programs , you don’t have to remember the required cooking times . At least, appropriate lists should be included in the scope of delivery so that nothing gets overcooked. In some devices, these are also printed on the housing.
  • A great thing is a keep-warm function, with which you can keep the finished food warm for about 40 minutes or even longer.
  • Many appliances have a timer that automatically activates this function when the cooking time is up.

We have compiled the best and most interesting steam cookers. You can find our recommendations of steamers here.

Tip: You can find many great vaporizers in our The 8 Best Vaporizers – Guide.

The Best Sellers Of Steam Cookers

In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular steam cookers for you.

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1 BELLA Two Tier Food Steamer, Healthy, Fast Simultaneous Cooking, Stackable Baskets for Vegetables or Meats, Rice/Grains Tray, Auto Shutoff & Boil Dry Protection, 7.4 QT, Black BELLA Two Tier Food Steamer, Healthy, Fast Simultaneous Cooking, Stackable Baskets for Vegetables or...
2 Steam Cooking: Healthy Eating From South-East Asia with 20 Recipes Steam Cooking: Healthy Eating From South-East Asia with 20 Recipes
3 Steam Cooker Steam Cooker
4 Demystified cooking with steam in a home kitchen Demystified cooking with steam in a home kitchen
5 BUYDEEM G563 5-Quart Electric Food Steamer for Cooking, One Touch Vegetable Steamer, Digital Multifunctional Steamer, Quick Steam in 60s, Stainless Steel Steamer Tray & Glass Lid, Cozy Greenish, 1500W BUYDEEM G563 5-Quart Electric Food Steamer for Cooking, One Touch Vegetable Steamer, Digital...
6 Cuisinart STM-1000 Cook Fresh Digital Glass Steamer, One Size, Stainless Steel Cuisinart STM-1000 Cook Fresh Digital Glass Steamer, One Size, Stainless Steel
7 MANO Steamer Pot for Cooking 11 inch Steam Pots with Lid 2-tier Multipurpose Stainless Steel Steaming Pot Cookware with Handle for Vegetable, Dumpling, Stock, Sauce, Food MANO Steamer Pot for Cooking 11 inch Steam Pots with Lid 2-tier Multipurpose Stainless Steel...
8 Oster Steamer Stainless Steel Cookware, 3.0-Quart Oster Steamer Stainless Steel Cookware, 3.0-Quart
9 Ninja OL701 Foodi 14-in-1 SMART XL 8 Qt. Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid & Thermometer + Auto-Steam Release, that Air Fries, Proofs & More, 3-Layer Capacity, 5 Qt. Crisp Basket, Silver/Black Ninja OL701 Foodi 14-in-1 SMART XL 8 Qt. Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid & Thermometer +...
10 Steam Cooker Steam Cooker
11 Bayou Classic KDS-982 82-qt Stainless Steam & Boil Cooker Kit Features 82-qt Stainless Boiler w/ Lid Elevated Steam Basket w/ Helper Handle Single Jet Burner w/ 10-psi Pre-Set Regulator w/ 60-in Hose Bayou Classic KDS-982 82-qt Stainless Steam & Boil Cooker Kit Features 82-qt Stainless Boiler w/ Lid...
12 Prime Home Direct Bamboo Steamer Basket (Steam Cooker) 2 Tier Food Steamer, Natural Bamboo Dumpling Steamer with Lid contains 2 Pair of Chopsticks, 1 Sauce Dish & 50 Wax Papers Liners (10-Inch-Deluxe) Prime Home Direct Bamboo Steamer Basket (Steam Cooker) 2 Tier Food Steamer, Natural Bamboo Dumpling...
13 Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD Digital Cool-Touch Rice Grain Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless, Silver, 4-Cup (Uncooked) / 8-Cup (Cooked) Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD Digital Cool-Touch Rice Grain Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless,...
14 Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt...
15 Instant Pot Pro 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Grain Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Sous Vide, Yogurt Maker, Sterilizer, and Warmer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Black, 6 Quart Instant Pot Pro 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Grain Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Sous Vide,...
16 Steam cooking for beginners: The large cookbook with 100 delicious recipes for beginners, professionals and lazy people Steam cooking for beginners: The large cookbook with 100 delicious recipes for beginners,...
17 WMF Vitalis Compact steam Cooker/Roaster, with Glass lid, Cooking Thermometer, Cooking Plate, Cromargan Stainless Steel, Suitable for Induction WMF Vitalis Compact steam Cooker/Roaster, with Glass lid, Cooking Thermometer, Cooking Plate,...
18 Cooking With Steam: Spectacular Full-Flavored Low-Fat Dishes from Your Electric Steamer Cooking With Steam: Spectacular Full-Flavored Low-Fat Dishes from Your Electric Steamer
19 Cuckoo Cuckoo
20 The Skinny Steamer Recipe Book: Delicious Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Fat Steam Cooking Recipes Under 300, 400 & 500 Calories The Skinny Steamer Recipe Book: Delicious Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Fat Steam Cooking Recipes Under...

Tip: You can find many more kitchen appliances in our The best kitchen appliances for the home – guide.

Current Offers Of Steam Cookers

You can find the best current offers on steam cookers in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 2
Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD Digital Cool-Touch Rice Grain Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless, Silver, 4-Cup (Uncooked) / 8-Cup (Cooked)
Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD Digital Cool-Touch Rice Grain Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless, Silver, 4-Cup (Uncooked) / 8-Cup (Cooked)
Steams meat and vegetables while rice cooks below; 15-hour Delay Timer for flexible meal planning
$39.99 −25%
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
Instant Pot Pro 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Grain Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Sous Vide, Yogurt Maker, Sterilizer, and Warmer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Black, 6 Quart
Instant Pot Pro 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Grain Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Sous Vide, Yogurt Maker, Sterilizer, and Warmer, Includes App With Over 800 Recipes, Black, 6 Quart
CONVENIENT FAVORITES: 5 programmable settings for your own special recipes; GENTLE STEAM RELEASE: The diffusing cover reduces noise and prevents countertop splash
$169.99 −24%
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
The Skinny Steamer Recipe Book: Delicious Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Fat Steam Cooking Recipes Under 300, 400 & 500 Calories
The Skinny Steamer Recipe Book: Delicious Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Fat Steam Cooking Recipes Under 300, 400 & 500 Calories
Use: Designed to help you make the most of your steamer; Calorie Count: All the skinny steaming recipes fall below 300, 400 and 500 calories
$9.99 −25%

FAQ About Steam Cookers

What do you do with a steamer?

In a steamer, vegetables, fish or meat can be cooked gently.

What are the advantages of steamers?

Fish, meat & vegetables retain their nutrients.

How long do potatoes need in the steamer?

Depending on the model, potatoes take about 30 minutes in the steamer.

How does a steamer work?

The water is heated and creates a vacuum in the container. The steam then rises into the stacked, holed containers. The food is cooked evenly and gently by the steam. The pressure also ensures a successful cooking process.

How long does salmon take in a steamer?

Salmon is ready particularly quickly in a steamer, usually taking up to 6 minutes.

What is a combi steamer?

A combi steamer is a combination oven and steamer. It combines all the usual oven functions with the steam function and turns the appliance into a true all-rounder.

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Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.