Lékué Rice & Grain Steamer
- Manufactuer: Lékué
- Material: Base is PBT plastic. Lid is silicone. BPA-free
- Care: Dishwasher safe
- Use: Adjust microwave power setting to approximately 800 watts prior to use
- Dimensions: 8" diameter
- Capacity: 30 fluid oz.
- Warranty: Lékué offers a 10-year warranty for manufacturer’s defects, and will replace any item with the same or similar item, if the item fails during use. Warranty not effective for commercial use
- Manufactured in Spain. Assembled in China
- Perfectly steam-cooks food, much more evenly than ceramic or glass
- Preserves nutrients and tenderness for amazing meals fast
- Steams rice for 4–6 people flawlessly in your microwave
- Can be used to steam cook other foods, including couscous, barley, oats and more
- Cooking time is decreased since there ’s no need to boil water first
- Thanks to the design, water won"t overflow and the microwave stays clean
- Products manufactured with platinum silicone withstand high temperatures, -76°F and 428°F
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Read Lékué’s 10 Golden Rules for Microwave Cooking.
Part way through I could smell the nutty brown aroma and my appetite was whetted. Then a few minutes later I realize something is burning, I go to my microwave and the bottom of the container has melted completely off and is now a toxic, foul smelling, burning plastic mess, with toasted rice stuck on it.
So, instead of some tasty rice, I have a gross mess to clean up which smells really bad.
I can't believe they would use a plastic bowl that melts in the microwave??? The top green part is silicone and did not melt but it got very brown from the smoke
When you buy a new pan, sometimes you burn food because it conducts heat so much more easily than your old pan. When you buy a new toaster, you have to try out the settings so you don't have a blackened bagel. #4 on the old toaster means NOTHING on a new toaster.
The same goes for the Lekue rice steamer. It's a tool that you have to learn how to use.
You're going to have to test a few batches of rice to figure out what your microwave is going to do. I have an 1100 watt microwave, and I followed some reviewers who had the same - but my rice wasn't cooked. So - I started testing. And I would write down each test - how much rice, how much water, how much time, the heat level. It took me just three tries until I got it right for 1/2 cup of rice.
I think it's easier to cook in larger batches rather than smaller ones. But it works. Be patient. Don't test it on tonight's dinner. Take some free time and experiment. You'll be fine. It works
The only reason I am not giving it five stars is that the phrase ""Time at 800W"" at the top of the cooking time page could be clearer (e.g. ""All cooking times are based on 800W microwave ovens""--apparently too many words for L�ku�'s multilingual instructions). Since I have a 1100W microwave oven, I decrease the power level, adjust for time, and then it works perfectly
I've had to adjust the liquid occasionally, but with a little practice, dishes come out super
Questions & Answers
It looks very similar in concept to the pasta cooker, and I wondered if you could cook a smaller quantity of pasta in this steamer. For a dorm room it would be great to only need one of the two
And what other foods can be cooked in this?
This seemed to work nicely even with my 1000W Microwave.
We have a Jenn-Air microwave drawer and it will allow only less than 6 "" height
Could this device be used to prepare steel cut oatmeal? If so, are there special instructions to follow in terms of oats vs water
The lid picked up the smell from leftover rice.