Amazon.sg:Customer reviews: HAPPi STUDIO Bamboo Steamer Basket 10 inch and 304 Stainless Steel Steamer Ring Set - 100% Natural Handmade 2-Tier Dumpling Steamer for Cooking Dim sum, Bao Bun - Cotton Liners Included - Extra Deep
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It is exactly how it's described. A two-level (+lid, so 3 piece) bamboo steamer. Decently sturdy construction. Probably not a buy-it-for-life. (I mean, how much can you ask from bamboo wood laced and nailed with bamboo? Be reasonable here.) We used hand-fitted parchment paper for steaming with ours. This did a great job of keeping food from sticking to the rack, but some bao buns did expand enough to stick to the side. That took a bit of scrubbing and warm water to get off. Again, nothing unexpected. This [refreshingly honest] doesn't pretend to be non-stick. I will probably oil (per instructions) it to keep the bamboo from drying out until the next time we use it. Steamed buns are not yet a staple for us, and I don't want it to crack from drying out. The metal ring is handier than I initially thought. It allows me to use most of my sauce pans as potential steamers. Note that on a gas range the ring may warp and discolor a bit from the heat coming around the edges of the pan. It doesn't seem to have done any harm; the warping tends to get fixed when you put the weight of a steamer full of food on top. It does stay discolored, but it's a working tool not a kitchen ornament. It saves me having to find a pan that exactly fits the steamer. Overall, good tool. Does its job. Requires some TLC. Good luck!
I really loved this set. The whole house smells amazing when ever we steam with the basket. The metal ring made it so easy to use with almost all of the pots and pans I have at home. However I am a lil diasappointed that this happened after just 4 months of use. I've followed the product instructions when using and washing. I am not sure if this is just a fluke and if it'll affect my steamings later. If it does, it'll be a pricey replacement for only 4 months of use.
This steamer set is extraordinarily well crafted and solid. The quality of the bamboo is very high - no rough, shaggy or uneven surfaces! It is also quite beautiful to look at. Clearly handmade by experienced artisans. I followed the suggestions for rinsing and pre steaming and have already started using. No off putting bamboo odors! A nice purchase experience and fun addition to my kitchen.