John Lewis Classic II Universal Steamer and Lid
The best steamer for your Xmas pud
I make between 10 and 15 Xmas puddings for family and friends every year and I can't live without this steamer. It is a great size (holds a 2 pint pudding basin perfectly# and fits over a wide range of saucepans. I have to keep buying new ones as I do occasionally let a pudding boil dry #oh the misery of all that time and dried fruit going to waste!) and I always look for better/cheaper alternatives and have never found one. This is a kitchen classic!
11 October 2012
I like this steamer, the only small issue is that it sits a little low in bigger pans but otherwise it's a good item.
30 June 2012
love it !
I purchased this steamer as I started to wean my baby and needed something like that. I must say it's brilliant to steam all my vegatebles and it's also very quick. It's a healthy way of preparing food and I should have bought it long time ago. I love this steamer!
10 June 2012
Excellant product for steamed veg
Good product if you like your veg steamed and crunchy.
25 April 2012
Must have bit of kit
The steamer fits neatly and snugly on all the John Lewis pans in the set, except for the milk pan. It doesn't leak steam everywhere and has a deep inset to hold enough vegetables to satisfy my family. Well made and robust.
09 April 2012
Really useful item
Have made do really cheap steamers before buying this which kept falling apart and wish I'd got this years ago! Fits most pans and is easy to use. Excellent!
11 February 2012
Most useful item
This steamer is wonderful, it fits on most saucepans and is so easy to use. Vegetables take a few minutes to cook and emerge perfectly retaining all their colour if they are fresh.
21 December 2011
Wouldn't be without it
I have an older model than this one, but very similar.
Because of the stepped in base will fit on most sizes and makes of pans.
can be used as a strainer / colander as well.
I steam carrots, broccoli and caulifower in it all the time, also good for sprouts, courgettes, peas, beans etc.
Usually I cook the potatoes in the pan underneath, and steam the rest of my veg in the steamer.
Very Eco friendly as I use one ring instead of 2 or 3.
Just watch that all the holes do not get covered with veg, when cooking large quantities.
Highly recommended and well worth the money, mine's 12 years old and still in great condition.
19 December 2011