Best Steamer Baskets & Steamer Inserts

Steamer basket and steamer insert with lid to steam vegetables seafood poultry

Steamer basket and steamer insert with lid for steaming vegetables, seafood and poultry

There are many steamer baskets and steamer inserts on the market.

We reviewed steamers that are made by well known and trusted companies.

Some of them are made of stainless steel, some are made of silicone.

The types of steamer baskets and steamer inserts

Steamer basket for steaming vegetables

Steamer basket in a pot steams vegetables

The steamer basket is not a complete food steamer. It’s an accessory with perforated base that can be used with a pot, pan or instant pot to steam foods. Steamer basket can be inserted inside of a pan that has 1 inch of water or placed over the pan to rest on the rim.

The steamer basket that expands to fit any pot size and collapses for easy storage is called collapsible steamer basket. The steamer basket that comes with a lid is also called a steamer insert.

Stainless steel steamer insert with 2 or 3 step base fits any circular pots with different capacities, from any brand and called a universal steamer insert.
There are also plastic and food-safe nylon steamer inserts, but we don’t recommend them because nylon inserts are usually made with plastic parts (that melt on low or medium heat).

The steamer insert and steamer basket are designed to steam vegetables, fruits, dumplings, meat, poultry and seafood. These stainless steel and silicone steamer baskets and inserts are suitable to cook food for the whole family including babies. Below is the list of the best steamer baskets and steamer inserts.

               Best Steamer Baskets & Steamer Inserts

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer Basket Steams Large & Small Foods

OXO Good Grips stainless steel vegetable steamer basket

OXO Good Grips stainless steel steamer is a collapsible metal steamer basket with removable handle that is suitable to steam small and large vegetables, whole chicken, large fish fillets and other seafood products. It fits pots 8” in diameter and up, pressure cooker or multicooker. It opens up like a flower expanding the sides. The removable and extendable handle is a very handy feature. It allows you to steam, large vegetables such as head of broccoli, sweet pumpkin, corn on the cob and … Read Review

Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer Basket Expands to Fit Any Pot Size & Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Stainless steel vegetable steamer basket

This steamer basket for steaming vegetables is one piece high grade stainless steel accessory with perforated base that expands to fit any pan, pot or instant pot pressure cooker size. It sits inside the covered pan holding veggies over 1 inch of boiling water and steams them until desired crispness or tenderness are reached. It’s also called a “steamer insert”. There are large and standard sizes are available. The large steamer basket model expands from 6.4 to 10.3 inches and fits 5/6/8 … Read Review

Sunsella Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer Basket

Sunsella stainless steel vegetable steamer basket featured image

Sunsella stainless steel vegetable steamer is a collapsible steamer basket with stainless steel legs that requires additional pot with lid. It opens like a flower from 5.3″ to 9.25″ diameter. It prepares 1-2 servings of food. It’s safe to steam baby food. How to use Sunsella stainless steel vegetable steamer basket When you get a Sunsella steamer from the package, you will find it collapsed. Just place finger in the hole and pull it, it will open. It fits a variety of pots … Read Review

Anolon 77447 Stainless Steel Universal Food Steamer Insert with a Glass Lid Oven Safe

Anolon 77447 stainless steel universal steamer insert is made of stainless steel and comes with a glass lid. It has tapered shape and works with taper-shaped, straight-sided and tulip-shaped deep circular pots by any brand. Due to its 3 steps on the side, Anolon stainless steel universal steamer fits Anolon 2-quart, 3-quart, 4-quart pots and works almost with any other circular 2-3-4 qt capacity pots. It’s similar to the Circulon universal steamer.   Anolon stainless steel universal food steamer insert dimensions  The steamer dimensions are 8″ across … Read Review

WMF Perfect Plus 8-Inch Stainless Steel Steamer Insert Set for Pressure Cooker

WMF perfect plus 8-Inch steamer insert set for pressure cooker featured image

WMF perfect plus 8-Inch steamer insert set is designed for WMF perfect plus pressure cookers.  WMF perfect plus 8-Inch steamer insert set features Prepares 2-3 servings. Stainless steel construction. Diameter-8 “. Fits all WMF perfect plus pressure cookers. Great for steaming vegetables, poultry and seafood. Dishwasher safe. WMF perfect plus 8-Inch stainless steel steamer insert set review WMF perfect plus 8-Inch steamer insert and trivet are constructed of high quality stainless steel for durability. Set fits pressure cookers by other … Read Review

Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Steel Universal Steamer Insert

Cuisinart chef's classic stainless universal steamer insert feature image

Cuisinart 7116-20 chef’s classic 20-centimeter universal steamer insert with cover is made of 18/10 stainless steel polished to a mirror finish with aluminum core and fits 2, 3 and 4 quart chef’s classic saucepans. Cuisinart chef’s classic stainless steel universal steamer insert features 3 ply encapsulated base for even heat distribution. 18/10 stainless steel mirror finish exterior Strong riveted handles. Fits 2, 3 and 4-quart saucepans from chef’s classic line. Oven-safe to 550 degrees F. Dishwasher safe. Cuisinart stainless steel universal steamer insert … Read Review

All-Clad 4703-ST Stainless Steel 3-Quart Universal Steamer Insert

All-Clad 4703-ST Stainless Steel Universal Steamer Insert 3-Quart

All-Clad 4703-ST stainless steel 3-quart universal steamer insert is one piece cookware that doesn’t come with a lid. All-Clad 4703-ST stainless steel 3-quart universal steamer insert features Steams poultry, vegetables and seafood. Insert fits All Clad 3-4 qt sauce pans, 3-4 quart casseroles with 8″ diameter Heavy gauge stainless steel construction. 3 quart capacity. Long handle. All-Clad 3-quart universal steamer insert stainless steel construction This steamer insert is one piece cookware and doesn’t come with the lid. It sits deep into the All Clad … Read Review

All-Clad 59915 Stainless Steel All-Purpose Steamer Insert with Lid

All Clad stainless steel food steamer insert feature image

All-Clad 59915 stainless steel all-purpose steamer with lid is not complete steamer. It’s a steamer insert and requires circular cooking pot or pan with 6 inch and 8 inch diameter. All-Clad stainless steel all-purpose steamer insert with lid features. Steams poultry, seafood and vegetables. Durable 18/10 heavy gauge stainless steel construction polished to mirror finish. Steamer insert fits 6 and 8 inch diameter pots. Riveted sturdy loop shaped handles. Stainless steel 8 inch lid polished to mirror finish. Dishwasher safe. Lifetime warranty. All-Clad stainless … Read Review

Norpro Red Silicone Food Steamer Insert 10.75″

Norpro red silicone food steamer insert

Norpro red silicone food steamer insert 10.75″ is FDA approved silicone steamer insert made by Norpro. Steamer fits 8″/20cm diameter pot & sits on top of it. Norpro red silicone food steamer insert 10.75″ features. Easy to grab outer rim. Nonstick. Small legs add stability when steamer insert sits on the pot. Won’t scratch pots and pans. 10.75″/27cm diameter, 2″/5cm deep. Fits 8″/20cm diameter pot. Silicone is FDA approved-food safe. High heat resistant to 480 DegreeF/250 DegreeC. Item model number 206. How to use Norpro red … Read Review

Norpro 176C Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer Insert

Norpro 176C stainless steel vegetable steamer

Norpro 176C vegetable steamer is stainless steel collapsible steamer insert that expands from 5.5″/14cm to 9.5″/24cm with 2 loop handles for easy lifting. Stainless steel vegetable steamer insert can steam, large vegetables such as heads of broccoli, artichokes, sweet potatoes, squash, cauliflower, carrots, corn, long green beans, small green peas, fruits, fish, shrimp and dumplings. Norpro stainless steel vegetable steamer insert features. Stainless steel construction. Expands from 5.5″/14cm to 9.5″/24cm. Collapsible for easy storage. Requires additional pot to insert a steamer inside. How … Read Review

Norpro Red Knockdown 8 Inch Silicone Steamer Insert Strainer

Norpro silicone red knockdown 8 inch steamer insert strainer

Norpro red knockdown 8 inch steamer insert strainer is made of silicone and requires pan with the same 8 inches/20cm diameter to create a complete seal for steaming. Nonstick silicone steamer is easy to clean. How Norpro red knockdown 8 inch silicone steamer works. Steamer insert has nice stay cool non-slip handle which is 5.75 inches/14.5cm long on one side and small hook on the other side which let the steamer insert hang over the pan with water. It works as a … Read Review

Norpro Microwave Silicone Vegetable Steamer with Insert, Green

Norpro Microwave oven Silicone Vegetable Steamer Insert Green

Norpro microwave silicone vegetable steamer with insert, green is made of flexible, non toxic and non stick silicone for small family of 1 or 2 person and great for steaming 1 or 2 servings of vegetables, meats and fish. Norpro microwave silicone vegetable steamer with insert. The Norpro steamer has an oval shape. Lid sits securely on top, but it doesn’t form a complete seal. It is made of silicone, so it’s soft and flexible. The silicone insert is smaller than the steamer and has small handles for easy lifting. … Read Review

Norpro Large No Post Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer Insert

Norpro large no post stainless steel vegetable steamer

Norpro Large No Post Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer is not a full steamer, it’s a steamer insert and can be used with any medium or large size pan. It’s similar to other Norpro collapsible vegetable steamer with post, but this one has 2 side handle loops for easy lifting hot steamer with steamed vegetables, which gives more room and lets you place bigger items such as heads of broccoli, whole cauliflower. Norpro large no post stainless steel vegetable steamer insert features … Read Review

Norpro Stainless Steel Collapsible Vegetable Steamer Insert 175

Norpro collapsible stainless steel vegetable steamer insert

Norpro 175 Stainless Steel Collapsible Vegetable Steamer is not a full steamer with pot, it’s just a steamer insert which can be used with any pot. Norpro stainless steel collapsible vegetable steamer features and measurements. Steamer expands to fit pot size. Norpro stainless steel collapsible vegetable steamer insert expands from 5.5″/14cm to 9.5″/24cm and will open only as wide as you want it to. Even if you are using a wide pot, you don’t have to open the steamer all the way. … Read Review

Secura 6-quart Electric Pressure Cooker Steam Rack Basket Set

Secura pressure cooker steam rack basket set

Secura steam rack basket set . This set was designed by Secura for 6 quart pressure cooker, but it can also fit other pressure cookers models made by other brands. (Check dimensions below). Secura 6-quart electric pressure cooker steam rack basket set is a great option to steam foods in a pressure cooker without a steamer. The pressure cooker steams food faster than the steamer, because it doesn’t allow steam escape at all. The pressure cooker directs all its steam and … Read Review

Circulon 70135 Stainless Steel Universal Food Steamer Insert with Glass Lid Oven Safe

Circulon 70135 Stainless Steel Universal Food Steamer Insert

Circulon 70135 stainless steel universal food steamer with lid  is not a complete full steamer, it’s just a steamer insert with a lid and requires an additional pot. It  fits 2-quart, 3-quart, 4-quart capacity pots and works almost with any circular cookware pots. Due to its tapered shape it will work with straight-sided, taper-shaped and tulip-shaped deep circular pot from any brand. How deep steamer will sit in another pot depends on the pot’s top diameter. Circulon 70135 stainless steel universal … Read Review