This week, we’re looking at a new item we’ve added to our kitchen. We were given the Sensio Home Steamer in return for a review, but all thoughts below are our own.
The steamer, well, steams things. I know – crazy, right? But it’s actually really useful, because it gives you a set piece of equipment to get everything cooked in one go. We tested it out with a variety of veggies and some eggs: chopped broccoli on the bottom, then carrots with rosemary, and finally Brussels sprouts with three eggs. They weren’t all to be consumed at once… the eggs were for later, the veggies for Sunday lunch!
The vegetables came out perfectly. We had lovely, tender, but flavourful veg which really was enough to constitute a tasty meal all by itself. Every bite was packed with flavour and you could really tell that it had been cooked this way – losing the least nutrients possible.
On the other hand, the eggs didn’t do so well. We cooked them for the recommended time, but when it came to use them, we found that the yolk inside was still partially uncooked. As we had wanted to peel and eat them the next day with a salad, this sadly meant we ended up having to throw them away.
We’ve probably got some way to go before we understand perfectly how it works – after all, the first use is always going to be a bit tricky! It was very easy to put together, however, and seems sturdy enough. The construction means it is also easy to wash, though you do have to be careful when you’re serving as some elements can be very hot – so it’s not a case of taking it apart and washing it right away.
We’re really happy to have this addition to our kitchen. It’s a useful tool and one we will be using a lot in the future, that’s for sure. I would give it five stars out of five. We probably made a mistake on our part with the eggs, so I’d say there are absolutely no problems with it so far. It’s roomy, looks good, and fits right in where our old blender used to be!