The 6 Best Steamers For Vegetables

Steaming your vegetables is not only an easy way to prepare them, but a delicious one, too. That said, without the right equipment, you could end up with wet, soggy veggies — which is why you need one of the best steamers for vegetables.

There are two key factors to consider when shopping around. The first is whether to go with a manual or electric steamer. Each has its pros and cons. A manual steamer makes it easier to heat your veggies evenly without overcooking them. The tradeoff is that it does need to be watched constantly, and it takes up burner space on your stovetop. Electric steamers, on the other hand, can be left alone while they cook, leave your burners available for other dishes, and require much less effort overall (please read: great for lazy cooks like myself).

Once you've decided between a manual or electric model, the next thing to think about is the materials. You'll want your steamer to be made of durable, high-quality components, such as aluminum, glass, stainless steel, or even bamboo. While plastic isn't the ideal material for a steamer, it does tend to be a more budget-friendly option.

To help you make a good decision, I've made a list below of the best steamers for vegetables, including a wide range of styles. Scroll through to find the one that best fits your veggie-steaming preferences.