BPA-Free Food Steamers

There are a few good options available for BPA-free (bisphenol a) vegetable steamers. Manufacturers have recognized that some cooks look for utensils and gadgets that are free of BPAs. Some of these happen to be careful mothers cooking food for newborns, and some happen to just be cooks that are BPA-conscious.

Steamers To Avoid

For electric steamers with the nice looking clear plastic tiers/trays, Nesco seems to be the only brand providing BPA-free versions. However, the design of the product seems to be lacking, causing customers problems such as leaking + melting plastic on the trays. What’s a good alternative?…

Best Options For BPA-Free Food Steamers

Although we cannot have those clear food trays in an electric model, we still have many good options for a high quality food steamer that is free of BPAs.

We have a few options:

1. Electric Steamers w/Stainless Steel Tiers

Rating: ★★★★½ 

See this stainless steamer from Secura

Sticking with stainless steel ensures that BPAs are not around.

A multi-tiered model like this offers flexibility with the convenience of a timer.

2. Rice Cookers With Steamer Attachments

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

See this rice cooker on Amazon

The steamer add-on tray is usually a metal (no plastic!) lighter than the actual piece that holds the rice. You can just add water to the tray and steam vegetables alone.

It’s a bonus if you know you’re going to be cooking rice at the same time as vegetables so you can just add the steamer attachment and let both cook.

3. Stainless Steel Stove-Top Steamers

Rating: ★★★★½ 

See this stove-top steamer on Amazon

These are all-metal pots with specially designed steamer trays that fit inside. These are typically all metal with the only plastic possibly being handles, far away from the food being cooked.

The size of these pots can vary a lot.


Don’t just limit yourselves to the brands shown above either. There are a ton of options for steamers without BPA. This option does not cost that much either, so you can choose an affordable one and have the peace of mind that there will not be chemicals leeching from your steamer into your food and vegetables.