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The received product is not as good as the one seen in the pictures. However, it works for what it is meant for and is not flimsy.
- The received product does not have the panda logo you see in the product images - The received product is much lower quality than the one in the pictures. A lot of splinters and quite rough surfaces. - Does not feel as sturdy as the ones I have used in the past. - The bamboo color of the actual product is way more green than in the pictures.
I bought this without knowing I could just go to a local Asian grocery store and buy one for like $10. It seemed to be a great fit but it's starting to warp a little after repeated use which I guess is to be expected but for $30 I would expect something better.
Was so excited to get this very quickly as a Prime Member. I have had my eye on it for some time now. Not only do you get the steamer, they even included other useful items to get you going instead of having to make additional purchases: 50 steamer liners for the bamboo baskets, two sets of wooden chopsticks, and a sauce dish.
Unfortunately, while everything looked fine from the outside, one of the bamboo layers had wood that was close to being split in 2 different places. My concern is this is a new product, unused, and I am unsure it will hold up to the use I am planning to put it through. The sturdiness is not what I expected.
I shall reach out to Amazon for a replacement. While I may not be able to make dumplings as planned for this weekend, I am still looking to make them in the near future. Amazon has always been understanding with any issues that I have had in the past and I hope this situation is no different this time.
When this issue is resolved and I have used this product, I will certainly come back and review it again.
I got this to replace some make shift system of steaming fish that I was using (which was to use cooling racks over a large casserole dish with a layer of steaming water in it). This system worked ok, but was a pain and I actually messed up some Chilean Sea Bass on my first attempt. It clearly didn't allow enough hot steam up through it.
No instructions came with steamer it burned on bottom outside due to no instructions on how to use ; pot must be larger to sit bamboo inside , had to search internet after using wrong size pot now I have a burned bamboo steamer
So far these steamers seem to be alright. The build quality seems fine for the price. These replaced a 12” set we’ve had for 15 years. Hoping these last that long.
Is like to point out that these are really shallow. The inside depth is only 1.5”. So steaming fluffy yeast buns will not work unless you make them very small. Also, You will gain more height in the top steamer with the lid, maybe another 1”. The depth is very disappointing as the measurements are misleading.
The included chopsticks while short are nice and sturdy. Plus I love that this came with steam paper! Good stuff!