Get restaurant-quality results in minutes, right in your microwave. A favorite in Europe and in our kitchen, innovative Lékué cookware is made in Spain of medical-grade platinum silicone, so it’s extremely safe and efficient.
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
Very quick & convenient to cook rice. If you exactly follow the instructions on the quantity of water & microwave time I found the rice to be dry and not fully cooked. But if I add an extra cup of water and cook for a few extra minutes, the rice comes out very well done
I followed the instructions that came with this to make brown rice (which requires longer to cook than white rice).
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
If you're trying to figure out if you want this or not, you're going to be reading a lot of reviews. I did. And I still bought it anyway. The problem is, the majority of negative reviews were due to the fact that people were under the assumption that things ALL work PERFECTLY the first time. They do not.
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
I use my Lekue rice cooker for brown rice, small pastas, and couscous. The trick is to reduce the power when you use it. All the recipes are based on cooking at 800 watts. Most modern microwaves in the US are 1000 or more.
I've had to adjust the liquid occasionally, but with a little practice, dishes come out super
We love L�ku� steamer cases so we decided to try this rice cooker. It melted in the microwave the first time we used it. The good thing was that Sur le Table stood behind the product and refunded our purchase. Kudos to them.
The L�ku� rice steam cooker has been a lifesaver for me; it cooks rice for one (in my case) to near perfection without splatter or overcooking.
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
You really have to keep a watch on the rice if using this steamer which makes using it over a pan not worth it--does it have enough water? stop and check. Do I need to cook it another 5 min? stop and check. I used mine several times without a problem, but cook times were similar to using my gas stove and pan so what is the point? If I need to check it using a pan on the stove a quick lift of the cover and stir or fluff with a fork and I know.
There are no grab handles on the Lekue steamer so you have to struggle a little to get it out of the microwave, another nuisance.
Just on those points it isn't worth the money especially if you have limited storage space (just another item to put away and probably not use as often as you'd like once you do have it put away).
On the fifth time I used it, it melted. I put in the rice mix and water and set it for 1/2 the recommended cook time (all based what was on the box of the rice mix since the Lekue booklet doesn't have cook times for mixes). I tried to cook my mixed rice using the Lekue dark rice times and ratios, but I was having stop and check with steam coming out making it a chore to use.
Anyway as you can see, if you let the water get too low it will just melt. A lot of of fuss for no gain in convenience and very little gain cook times
Bought one, followed directions, it melted in my microwave. Returned it and got another, put it on super low setting in my microwave, rice didn't cook. Tried one more time, still no luck. Gave up and returned the 2nd one. I'm sure someone can get this to work properly but it sure wasn't me!
If you can't cook rice, then maybe this product is for you. I could never get the rice to taste as good as what I can make with a regular pan and lid. It always came out crunchy with their ratios of rice to water. So I tried adding more water. Well, a little better, but the rice was VERY bland. I was using their basic white rice recipe just to test
I have a green Lekue steamer. I have not been successful with brown rice. Will this cook brown rice?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2013
Best Answer:Yes, this does cook brown rice. If you are having trouble cooking with your Lekue cookware, it may be necessary to turn the power down on your microwave, as these are made for 800 watt microwaves
Best Answer:Using the brochure that came with the rice cooker, I have a 1000W Microwave, and it calls using an 800W, it says cook for 12minutes, let rest for 3minutes. This seemed to work nicely even with my 1000W Microwave.
Best Answer:You could soak it in lemon juice or white vinegar. You could also make a paste of baking soda and warm water, rub it on the lid, and let it sit for about an hour before rinsing. I've also heard that soaking it in water with a few denture cleaning tablets can help
Is the plastic on this item safe to cook in? I see BPA free but is there any other issues? What is PBT plastic?
A shopper on Oct 4, 2013
Best Answer:PBT is Polybutylene Terephthalate, which is completely safe to use for cooking.It is used because of its low moisture absorption, resistance to staining, and resistance to cleaning chemicals