JIA Inc. has come up with Steamer Set design that boasts modern twist on traditional steamer design. Steaming food has become a culture in Chinese cooking for the past hundreds of years, and we still use the same exact traditional bamboo steamers to do that. This is because bamboo steamer features unique characteristics that help in preserving the flavor, vitamins and minerals of the food. Keeping this in mind, JIA Inc. tried to design a modern steamer set that still preserve these unique characteristics.
Designer : JIA Inc.
The result is stylish and modern Steamer Set, a combination of fireproof ceramic bowl and terra cotta to replace traditional bamboo basket. Ceramic bowl is used because it is more stable and less susceptible to changes in temperature compared to regular stoneware, it lasts longer too. Instead of using bamboo, this steamer set utilizes terra cotta because it boasts efficient liquid absorbing characteristics, therefore it won’t produce much moisture during steaming.
The JIA steamer set looks really nice and stylish but be careful when using it: the white surface of the pot somehow can get dirty easily and can't be clean so my pot is looking all spotty now despite it is a new purchase, and the bamboo steamer basket can get burned extremely easily so the the bottom of the basket now has many blackish fire marks. The basket is also quite small so you can't really steam too many things in it. Afterall most chinese families use the wok for steaming and that has worked well for thousands of years. In summary, the wok is probably more practical but the steamer set definitely has the best look!
i had to return mine, the rice cooked but the steamer failed to steam the veggies and it was still hard.