The latest fashion in kitchen is the food steamer. All the stores are selling them； everyone wants one. Steaming is one of the simplest and healthiest ways of cooking food. However, that cooking time is usually longer than with other methods. In case you’re thinking of buying a steamer, I’ve done a survey about the steamers available on the market to help you decide which will suit you best．
● Folding Steamer
The simplest and least expensive is the folding stainless-steel (不锈钢) version.
Advantages: This is a good, basic design which sits inside a variety of different shapes of pans with the water under it； a ring in the center allows for easy lifting and it’s easy to clean．
Disadvantages: It only holds small dishes. Also, if you put too much water in the pan, it will boil up through the vegetables and they will be watery. If you put too little water in and let it get dry, you will burn the pan and get strange-smelling vegetables．