Info: Single Layer Steamer with 2 Independent Zones
With this versatile device from Breville, you can cook everything from vegetables to rice to fish... or even up to a 5 lb chicken! For large items, you can use its long tray and main cover to steam a whole fish, or for smaller items, use one or both of the individually controlled pots/baskets, which let you steam different types of foods while retaining their unique flavours. And even if they require different times, the unit has a convenient synching function so you can program it so both dishes with finish at the same time. Breville's Steam Zone can also accommodate bamboo steaming baskets, perfect for rice or dumplings.
There are many good reasons to cook with steam, rather than baking, boiling, or frying, for example, such as to retain their nutrients and to minimize the extra calories and/or saturated fats from added oils. But some steaming devices are either cumbersome to use (particularly if more than one type of food is involved), or are prone to scalding you or to rusting, or are difficult to clean, or are made from plastics which may contain unhealthy additives such as BPA. With The Steam Zone from Breville, all the parts that come into contact with the food are BPA-free, including the cookware-quality Stainless Steel for all its cooking surfaces, and are also dishwasher safe.
- 30 Second Turbo Steam: Rapid Start
- Electronic Timer: 45 minutes
- Descaling function: alerts you when it's time for simple descaling maintenance (when to descale the water tank)
- Dishwasher Safe Parts: steam tray and stainless steel baskets
- Boil Dry Safety Cutoff
- Keep Warm Function: 15 minutes
- Included Accessories: 2 stainless steel steam baskets with glass lids
- Base Construction: Aluminum
- Wattage: 1800W
- Warranty: 1 Year Replacement
Download The Steam Zone Manual [PDF], which has use and care instructions.
Shipping: Due to the large size (about 10 inches high, 20 inches wide, and 9 inches deep, including the various handles) and weight (about 10 lbs) of this item, the usual free shipping policy within Canada may not apply, depending on your locale; our shipping department will contact you with details before proceeding.
Parts and Features:
(Please see fourth image for a diagram of where each of these parts is labeled.)
A. Polished stainless steel steaming lid.
B. Stainless steel steaming pots / baskets (7" in diameter), with toughened glass lids, and handles (which can be rotated to the middle to fit under the cover for storage), and 6 integrated dimples on the bottom for holding eggs (to hard or soft "boil" them with steam [prick their shell with a pin first to prevent cracking]).
C. Extra Large Steaming Tray (16" wide), which large food items can be cooked on directly. It also holds the stainless steel steaming pots in place, or could fit two 7" diameter bamboo steaming baskets, instead (not included), to steam rice or dumplings, for example.
D. Drip tray, which is BPA free and dishwasher safe.
I. Steam nozzles.
E. Removable power cord (which can be detached for storage, or to empty water tank).
F. Water level window, to make it easy to check the amount of water in the tank.
G. Water fill spout, to easily add water during cooking or to easily empty the water tank.
H. Steamer base with integrated water tank (maximum capacity: 1.8L)