Stove Top Steamer Pots For Vegetables

Pots for steaming vegetables and other foods are all designed for using on your stove, or oven cook top. These pots range from sizes about 1 quart up to 4 quarts. You can also increase the amount of foods you’re able to steam by adding multiple tiers, but those are more difficult to find separately.

The advantages of these pots are that you can get a specific size to suit the amount of food you normally cook. The baskets in these are usually a bit larger too so you can stack foods. A stove top vegetable steamer like this is usually made of stainless steel, and may come with stainless handles or plastic ones. These features make it suitable for someone looking to avoid cooking with BPAs too. If you get an all metal one, it will be dishwasher safe as well.

Regardless of the material of the handles you’re going to want some kind of glove to remove the lid on these steamers, as they will get very hot.


Paula Deen 3 Quart Stack & Steamer Pot in Stainless Steel

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These great looking pots are easy to use and to wash too. This is a 3 quart size, with a copper bottom for quick and even heating. It’s sandwiched between aluminum disks for better heat retention and distribution.

Even when you’re not using it for steaming, this stainless steel pot doubles as a great pot for soups and stews.


Norpro 4 Quart Stainless Steel Steamer Pot, 3-Piece Set

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This stainless steel pot from Norpro is slightly bigger than the previous model by 1 quart. This is good for cooking for families or cooking larger meals to store.

It has a beautiful looking mirrored stainless steel finish which you probably want to hand wash to maintain. It allows for quick easy cleanup since it is metal.