Buydeem Electric Double Layer Steamer Review – Low Calorie Diets Tips

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REVIEW – Cooking with steam is a very old method. It’s probably not the first, but I’m sure it was shortly after we learned that throwing things over an open fire becomes tastier. Our current technology has brought this ancient method to the modern kitchen in both old and new forms: steamers for your wok, double boilers with baskets for rice (my grandmother’s favorite method for perfect rice!), electric rice cookers, and today’s ‘in’ appliance Considered is Buydeem Electric’s double-layer steamer. Treats are in my future!

What is it?

Buydeem Electric Double Layer Steamer is an electric multi-stage steaming system that enables slow cooking, steaming and other healthy cooking methods.

What’s in the box?

The system I am reviewing actually consists of two elements working together. The main unit is a single stage steamer consisting of:

  • Buydeem Electric Double-Layer Steamer Base Unit (Water Tank and Heater)
  • Rising core for vapor
  • drip tray
  • steamer
  • Porcelain dinner plate
  • Riser to keep cover over food
  • cover
  • power cord

The second delivery contains the following:

  • Second steamer climb
  • second steamer compartment
  • two glass stew pots with glass lids
  • Rack for holding stew pots

hardware specifications

From the product page

  • 5 INTELLIGENT PROGRAMS FOR ONE-TOUCH COOKING – This cooking machine has multiple functions and integrates a steamer, slow cooker, yogurt maker, sterilizer, thawer and baby food supplement in one. It is very convenient for you to have a healthy life.
  • TIMING FUNCTION & EASY OPERATION – This digital steamer quickly generates steam within 1 minute without air leaking or water splashing. It can preserve the nutrition and freshness of food while ensuring cooking speed. The booking start function is very convenient, pre-programmed and you can eat at your preferred time.
  • AUTO POWER OFF PROTECTION – It has two protection functions. When the water level is low, the cooker will automatically stop working and prompt you to add water. When there is no water, the power will automatically shut off and the pot will not burn.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & SPACE SAVING – The cooking machine weighs only 9.47 pounds and its compact design doesn’t take up much space in the kitchen. With large capacity, it can steam the whole fish without cutting off the head and tail.
  • DURABILITY AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – It is made of food grade materials with FDA certifications that ensure a long service life. We offer 30 days money back guarantee and 1 year warranty. If you have any problems with our product, please feel free to contact us.

design and functions

The Buydeem Electric double layer steamer has a really clever design. The cover over the heating element, which I refer to as the steam riser core, limits the amount of water that is heated at one time. The vapor from this is directed to a baffle which enters the food chamber. As the steam condenses and travels down, it’s caught by the rest of the baffle, so it doesn’t happen if some of that food spills out of the container (or if you’re steaming something directly on the steamer rack). Go back into your water to make steam. This baffle can absorb a lot of condensed water/food contaminated drain.
There are recipes in the book that came with the main unit and more with the instructions for the add-on. it is very Asian, so things like towel gourds and fish heads I haven’t eaten, cooked or even seen in a shop. I’m trying to eat healthier and this steamer can help so we’ll see how that pans out, but it will take a little research. I don’t think I’ll ever find towel gourds at Wegman.

configuration

Setting up the Buydeem Electric double layer steamer is pretty easy. All parts except the heating unit are dishwasher safe, so they had to be quickly run in the dishwasher to remove residue from manufacturing and shipping. Assembling the device is very intuitive and the manual has good pictures. Place the steam riser core over the hotplate, slide in the small side flaps, attach the baffle plate and a steamer tray, and build from there to your desired foods.

First, I placed some corn on the cob on the bare tray and steamed them for 30 minutes. Perfect.

Next, I used the china plate and placed some raw rice, marinated pork loin, onions, celery, and spices on top. I added a little more liquid than the marinade to allow the rice to soak up. This took 90 minutes and I checked it multiple times. If the water in the tank got dry, the device would beep and keep the time in place. I added cold water via the small side vents and it started again once the level was safe and the water was up to temperature. This meal turned out quite well – way better than many of my other impromptu dinners in the past and probably healthier than the sautéing I would have normally done with the pork chop. I’ve repeated it a few times – it’s a great two-serving meal, so I have lunch the next day.

perfomance

The Buydeem Electric double layer steamer has worked flawlessly. The manual helped a bit with programming for specific foods, but the internet offers a lot more in this regard. This steamer is made up of many parts but they all fit together as one piece except for a single tray and the power cord, but it’s by no means “compact”. I like that it’s light and easy to set up and easy to clean for the most part. Corn on the cob in my soup pot takes 15 minutes and it takes 30 in this steamer, but then I have this huge pot of hot starchy water to pour out instead of maybe half a cup in the steamer. I like stews more than I thought I would, but I really need to do more research on how to make stews for my very American tastes. The difference between steamed veggies made in this appliance versus my old silicone or metal steamer is striking. The food tastes richer because lost nutrients are missing.

What I like

  • Easy to clean
  • There is no lost nutritional value like cooking or sautéing, or even direct steaming
  • All parts fit into one unit for storage

What I would change

  • It’s big (bulky) but the portions are small. However, I’m not sure we can beat the physics required to steam ships.
  • The recipes are well done but could use a North American localization

Final Thoughts

While Buydeem Electric’s double-layer steamer works as advertised, it won’t turn you into a Pan-Asian chef overnight. If you have a bamboo steamer or eat a lot of rice this will be a huge upgrade. It’s a serious upgrade from a steamer, double boiler or rice cooker. It won’t be easy to cook dinner for four, but what it cooks it does without much attention or worry. Simmering and sautéing requires “watching the stove”. You really can’t “burn” the food with this. The auto hold function when the water level is low means you can’t even boil the pot dry.

I like steamed veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and asparagus, so I need to expand my diet to include those again. I’ve been cooking for a while and need a change. I’ll get back to you later to let you know how it’s going. In the meantime, this steamer will make things a little healthier.

Price: $259.99
Where to buy: Walmart, Amazon, Buydeem webshop
source: The sample of this product was provided by Buydeem.

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