Cook like a pro with the Black and Decker Handy Steamer. This simple to use device is an excellent addition to any home or even commercial kitchen, as it is used by professional chefs and home cooks the world over to whip up an entire range of healthy, steamed dishes. The unique design of the Handy Steamer makes it a superior steaming appliance, particularly its form-fitted, stackable compartments that feature convenient flavor-infusing methods, along with a locking lid, which helps keep food fresh and prevent heat from escaping. The Black and Decker Handy Steamer even features timer-based settings along with an automatic shut-down feature for safety.
Before using your Black and Decker Handy Steamer, refer to the included Steaming Guide to familiarize yourself with its unique features and capabilities. The first step to using the handy steamer is pouring cold water into the reservoir—proper amounts are indicated in the Steaming Guide, based on the kind of food you are cooking or steaming. Once you have enough water in the reservoir, place the drip tray just above it—the drip tray will work to catch fat, juices, and other drippings while you steam. Skip this step altogether when using the rice bowl.
Prep your food or ingredients in the steaming bowl before sealing it with the cover. Align the tabbed handles of the cover with the steaming bowl handles to ensure the right fit. Place the bowl over the reservoir and the drip tray. You may likewise fit the rice bowl inside your steaming bowl, if the food you are cooking requires such type of containment. Refer to your Steaming Guide for proper instructions on adding food to the rice bowl in this manner.
Turn your Black and Decker Handy Steamer’s knob to the desired setting and wait for the timer bell to ding to know when your food is ready.