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Stainless Steel Steamer Insert

4.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


Simple steaming for great results! Enjoy healthy, fresh steamed vegetables with any meal, using this perforated-bottom stainless steel steamer. (Pan sold separately.)

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The two stay-cool side handles make this steamer easy to transfer from stove to sink, to serving dish – and it’s more compact to store.

  • Works great with either the 2-quart Saucepan or 3-quart Saucepan (sold separately).
  • Made of premium 18/10 stainless steel to help retain the heat necessary to properly steam foods.
  • Stainless steel handles stay cool to the touch and are riveted tightly to ensure durability and control.
  • Satin finish means cleanup is a breeze, with no seasoning required.
  • Length with handles – 10.6”, height – 3.1”, weight – 1.9 lbs.
  • Height – from crease to bottom of pan 13/16″, Diameter – bottom of pan: 6-3/4″, Top inside diameter of pan: 7-1/16″
  • Capacity – 2.1 quarts.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Made in the USA.
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Steamed Carrots, Cauliflower and Broccoli

2 cups carrots, sliced into ¼-inch sliced
2 cups cauliflower florets
2 cups broccoli florets
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Fill bottom of American Kitchen® 2-quart pot 1/3 full with water, place on high heat until it boils. Place carrots in the steamer basket and place on bottom pot, cover and steam for 5 minutes; add the remaining vegetables and steam an additional 5 minutes. Pour vegetables into a bowl, add butter and seasonings. Toss to coat. Yield: 6 cups or approximately 6 servings.

Tips for Steamed Vegetables
•Cutting vegetables into uniform sizes is important so they steam at the same rate. To make sure they cook without overcooking, add the longer-cooking veggies first then the quicker-cooking veggies after a few minutes.
•Take the vegetables out of the steamer basket when they still have just a bit of crunch in the middle. They continue to cook as they sit.

6 reviews for Stainless Steel Steamer Insert

  1. 5 out of 5


    It fits both my 2 and 3 quart saucepans from American Kitchen. Unlike some steamers, this one fits so well onto the saucepan that you don’t have steam blowing out the sides. Once the water in the lower pot is simmering, I can turn my burner down low. I especially like to steam baby potatoes.

  2. 4 out of 5


    I really like these pots, I’m slowly switching out my All Clad set. I like these handles much better than All Clad. So far so good!!!

  3. 4 out of 5


    Your almost there Regalware. I truly appreciate your efforts but you need to do a little more work. This is one of my first reviews that I have ever done that I want to do for myself as a social experiment, to see what kind of feedback I get, as well as give a critical review for those critical cooks out there.

    The steamer insert does what it is supposed to do. It gets substantially hot on a very low setting paired with their 3 qt pan and lid (electronic cooktop). I use full heat to get the water up to a boil and then turn it down to low. The lid handle is well designed (elevated), so that you do not need to use pot holders. It is a little small for the fingers, so those of you with bigger hands or those of you who like to fist the lid, might find it awkward but it is not a deal breaker for me. (it measures approx: 1in&5/8in, high. 3 in, long. 13/16in, wide. Stainless steel is heavy so design is key to keeping the weight down.)

    Initially all I was looking for was the insert but could not find one that was made in America or one that I could positively identify would work in the existing pot that I already have. So I bought their 3 qt. pan to avoid this and also because it was made in America. (It would be helpful if Regalware posted their exact dimensions).

    Insert dimensions approx:
    Height: 3in&1/8inches
    From crease to bottom of pan 15/16in
    Diameter of the bottom of the pan: 6in&6/8in
    Top inside diameter of the pan: 7in&1/2in

    The insert is a polished finish on the inside but not on the outside. The machine work is a little rough for my taste on the bottom. I would prefer that the entire steamer be a polished finish throughout. I know it’s critical but a rough finish means possible metal particles in your food. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with a polished finish. It has a healthy aspect as well as an aesthetic one and it cleans up better. I’m one for function but surprised how many people like their cookware shiny. The only reason I can figure out why they skipped this step is to save money but to each his own. 50 dollars is still a good deal for something made in America.

    When I received the insert it had some sticky substance on the bottom like a sticker leaves when you take it off. After I washed it, it looked like a mechanical error rather than something superficial because the grains in the steel were different. My 3qt pan also had a very small dent on the outside that was visible on the inside. This could have been done by me but if it wasn’t, it makes me question the integrity of the steel being used.

    I noticed quite a bit of play between the pan, insert and lid. For the price of the combo, American craftsmanship and integrity, I think it could be a little more snug. You can get the equivalent Kirkland whole set for the amount of this combo.

    American made: I think it has been so long since we made anything here that we don’t know how to make anything of any quality anymore? American made was a big deal breaker for me but I have to say, as long as they have been in business, I was disappointed with the set I received for the above reasons and the fact that there is no detailed information on their website about their products. They don’t make it easy.

    They reassure their customers that their product is made to the highest standards but as a consumer, the only thing I have to go on is a visual, function, taste and how I feel after using their product health wise. I have pans that cost a tenth of the price that do the same thing and will last a lifetime. At this point, I don’t think it is worth the extra money and I don’t have a lifetime to rate their product.

  4. :

    Thank you for your comments, Casey. We are sorry you had a less than ideal experience with the items you ordered. All American Kitchen products are designed according to Cookware Manufacturers Association standards and we absolutely stand by them. We would like to replace the damaged items you received. Please send us your contact information through our Contact Us page above or call us at 800-474-4231 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Time so we can send replacements. We also appreciate the feedback about including more detailed product specifications and will work to add more details to our product pages.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Perfect size for our family! Love this steamer!

  6. 5 out of 5


    My wife and I are both very pleased with this stainless steel steamer. We’re using it with our “antique” Duncan Hines 2 quart saucepan and it fits perfectly. The quality of this steamer is impressive; and made in the USA!

  7. 5 out of 5


    This is a quality steamer. Way better than those cheap flimsy steamer baskets! I’ve had this steamer less than a week and have used 4 times to make baby food.

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