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    Which Steamer??

    I'm looking to get a steamer to cook veg for my little girl, she's just about to start eating solids!

    Any suggestions which one i should go for, any decent offers out there??

    Thanks for any help.....

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    they all do the same job, just get the cheapest stackable one

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    sassie;4971089

    they all do the same job, just get the cheapest stackable one



    Aren't some of them rubbish though?

    sassie;4971089

    they all do the same job, just get the cheapest stackable one



    +1, no point paying silly money for fancy claims by the makers, all do the same job as said, no need to spend more than £15 really, this one looks fine,

    direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

    Click on the reviews, 9/10 from 13 customers, dont forget to use 3% quidco

    You can also buy a micro one for like a pound in places.

    Know my friend managed to get one in B&M.

    And I know this is going to sound silly but I do mine in a good old fashioned pot.

    sassie;4971089

    they all do the same job, just get the cheapest stackable one



    same here...can't see having a fancy steamer doing any better then a pot will holes in the bottom that you put onto of another pan.

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    there was one on here a few months ago for £7 and it works as well as my £30 tefal one, find the cheapest and go for it, i know alot of people still prefer pans but i would never go back to pans after having a steamer, the veg is far nicer and no salt added with a steamer, cant bare no salt added to pan cooked veg, its yuck

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    bellabonkers;4971122

    same here...can't see having a fancy steamer doing any better then a pot … same here...can't see having a fancy steamer doing any better then a pot will holes in the bottom that you put onto of another pan.



    because you dont have to worry about pan boiling dry, which i have done many a time :oops:

    Original Poster

    I'd rather get a pot but my wife would prefer one that can switch itself off so she doesn't have to be messing around with boiling water whilst she's looking after the little un.

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    clondikemike;4971103

    +1, no point paying silly money for fancy claims by the makers, all do … +1, no point paying silly money for fancy claims by the makers, all do the same job as said, no need to spend more than £15 really, this one looks fine,http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-5134.aspxClick on the reviews, 9/10 from 13 customers, dont forget to use 3% quidco



    Thanks for that link, looks decent, I think i'll probably go for that 1...

    jonincov;4971148

    I'd rather get a pot but my wife would prefer one that can switch itself … I'd rather get a pot but my wife would prefer one that can switch itself off so she doesn't have to be messing around with boiling water whilst she's looking after the little un.



    And i thought they were supposed to be good at multi-tasking :-D:-D

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    and you will need to steam the food longer than it says for some things, trial and error

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    also that one in link doesnt look like is stackable when not in use, ide deffo go for stackable

    Get a stainless steel one that goes on the hob, £10 max.....Brilliant:) (so the wife tells me, I don't use it:oops:)

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    clondikemike;4971170

    And i thought they were supposed to be good at multi-tasking :-D:-D



    Ha i'd love you to tell her that she's not!!

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    sassie;4971234

    ]http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4219536/Trail/searchtext>STEAMER.htm £9-62]http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4219842/Trail/searchtext>STEAMER.htm £14-99http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4219536/Trail/searchtext>STEAMER.htm £9-62http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4219842/Trail/searchtext>STEAMER.htm £14-99



    Thats great thanks for that!!

    If you are only planning to use it only for weaning your daughter there is no point in spending alot. My daughter turns 6 months next week so i've been looking for a steamer aswell. There are quite alot of reviews online which might be helpful like on the argos website and amazon.
    argos.co.uk/sta…htm
    argos.co.uk/sta…htm
    argos.co.uk/sta…htm
    these 3 have good reviews but it depends on how much you want to spend.

    sassie;4971141

    because you dont have to worry about pan boiling dry, which i have done … because you dont have to worry about pan boiling dry, which i have done many a time :oops:



    well thats just daft sassie! :w00t:

    Don't you have other things cooking below?

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    bellabonkers;4971293

    well thats just daft sassie! :w00t:Don't you have other things cooking … well thats just daft sassie! :w00t:Don't you have other things cooking below?



    excuse me ya dirty mare :w00t::w00t:

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    bellabonkers;4971293

    well thats just daft sassie! :w00t:Don't you have other things cooking … well thats just daft sassie! :w00t:Don't you have other things cooking below?



    when i chuck me veg on i dont want to have to keep checking, also my hob is gas and when i do a sunday dinner i leave back door open as kitchen is really small, and worry about the wind blowing the gas out, which it has done before when on low, and also i cant be assed checking it, steamer on and dont have to worry till it pings :thumbsup:

    sassie;4971322

    when i chuck me veg on i dont want to have to keep checking, also my hob … when i chuck me veg on i dont want to have to keep checking, also my hob is gas and when i do a sunday dinner i leave back door open as kitchen is really small, and worry about the wind blowing the gas out, which it has done before when on low, and also i cant be assed checking it, steamer on and dont have to worry till it pings :thumbsup:



    You lost the number for the kebab shop Sass???:thinking:

    I got a brill stainless steel one for about £10 from m&s-its one to go on the hob-but you can put spuds in the bottom and a different veg in the next two levels-i use it nearly every day.

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    Train Driver;4971353

    You lost the number for the kebab shop Sass???:thinking:



    we dont have kebabs often, cant afford them, but every now and again when little guys at his dids me and daughter do have a treat, now me hungry again

    sassie;4971371

    we dont have kebabs often, cant afford them, but every now and again when … we dont have kebabs often, cant afford them, but every now and again when little guys at his dids me and daughter do have a treat, now me hungry again



    ...............And looking for the number:p

    sassie;4971089

    they all do the same job, just get the cheapest stackable one



    totally agree - steam is steam the cheap asda ones would do

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    AshleyRFC;4971116

    And I know this is going to sound silly but I do mine in a good old … And I know this is going to sound silly but I do mine in a good old fashioned pot.


    boiling veg is a sure fire way to lose most of the nutrients into the water. Steaming them makes for far more retention of them.
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