Helens Asian Kitchen Bamboo Steamer is ideal for steam cooking foods. Made from 100-percent all-natural bamboo, it’s perfect for steaming vegetables, dumplings, dim sum, steamed bao, potstickers, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, seafood, desserts, and more. Steaming food helps retain fresh textures and flavors, and preserves precious nutrients. Easily turn almost any pan or stock pot into a vegetable steamer to make healthy meals with ease. The 2-tier design offers ample room for preparing a single or multiple servings. Unlike the boiling method, foods hover above the hot water to cook or reheat gently with steam to promote healthy cooking and retain more of the food’s fresh flavor and texture with higher levels of nutrients. No more leaching precious vitamins into the water to be discarded down the drain.