Full Steam Ahead

By: Food Network Magazine
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Devon Jarvis Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855 , Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

These new steamers make it easy to get your veggies.

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Devon Jarvis Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855 , Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

The Steam and Dine set is ideal for the office: You can fill it with fresh veggies in the morning and cook them in the microwave for lunch, then the whole thing collapses for the trip home. $10; aladdin-pmi.com

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Devon Jarvis Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855 , Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

Unlike old-fashioned metal steamers, the Lotus is made with silicone and plastic, so it won't scratch your pots. $17; josephjoseph.com

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Devon Jarvis Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855 , Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

The Foodpod will boil, blanch, steam and drain — and it holds nearly 2 quarts, so you can fill it with a couple of broccoli heads or up to a dozen eggs. $15; fusionbrands.com

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Devon Jarvis Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855 , Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

The flexible Vebo squishes to fit in shallow pots. You can also use it to boil and strain pasta or rinse produce. $30, Dreamfarm; amazon.com

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Devon Jarvis Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855 , Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

This Microwave Steamer doubles as a storage container: You can seal up leftovers and reheat them later. The tight-fitting lid also makes for a spill-free trip to the office. $14, Sistema; amazon.com

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Photo by: Devon Jarvis Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855 ©Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

Devon Jarvis Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855 , Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

The Multi-Level Steam Cooker lets you cook your whole dinner at once. The silicone colander on the bottom holds the vegetables; the steam tray is good for seafood and poultry. $30; shopmastrad.com

(Photographs by Devon Jarvis/Studio D. )
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