John Lewis Classic Universal Steamer and Lid

Product information

The Universal steamer makes the perfect addition to the Classic pans. It is a kitchen essential for cooking the healthy way. 

The steamer fits the 16, 18, and 20cm saucepans.

Note: image shows steamer in saucepan. Saucepan for illustration only, not included.

Getting the most from your induction pans
All of our John Lewis induction pans are tested to the British and European standards for safety and performance. To ensure the functionality of induction pans, it is important to make sure the magnetic circuit with the hob isn’t broken by:

  • Making sure the size of the pan base is no smaller than the hob ‘ring’
  • Using pans with a flat base
  • Not lifting the pan off the hob top continuously
  • Giving coated and aluminium pans with steel bases more time to heat, as the aluminium sides do not heat directly from the hob


John Lewis
Cookware Material
18/10 Stainless Steel
Dishwasher Safe
Eligible for International Delivery
Induction Compatible



We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steaming With this steamer you get vegetables full of flavour and it fits any size JL saucepan. 28 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steamer Really pleased with my new steamer. I've always made do with the telescopic ones but happy to have paid the extra for something a great deal sturdier. 29 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marvellous Fits all my JL pans, and saves on storage. The best way to cook vegetables, and also steam fish and chicken in this. Highly recommend over a stacking steamer 10 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by A really useful steamer to replace my faulty electrical steamer.. The model I'd used successfully and happily for 5 years plus was a well known electrical double steamer that failed recently, I did use it most days during that period. I looked round for a replacement and settled on the relatively cheaper item above that's turned out to be more than large enough for my use and possibly gives more satisfaction than my older unit. An added bonus being able to use an existing pan for the water and more importantly it takes less room to store when not in use. 24 June 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very useful addition to the pan drawer This provides a cost-effective additional steamer to your kitchen to use on top of any normal saucepan. It saves on space in the saucepan drawer compared to buying a full steamer pan and provided you just want one steaming space is great. Good quality material. 18 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good steamer This is a good quality, no-frills steamer. It sits nicely on the pan underneath, steams well, can be put in the dishwasher and has a nice solid feel to it. 28 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A helpful description Bought several weeks ago and has been used every day since. Food cooks well and evenly. 31 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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