Oster CKSTSTMD5-W – Double Tiered 5-Quart Steamer

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8.1 Total Score

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  • Dual-Steaming.
  • Nesting steam bowls for compact storage.
  • Boil dry protection shuts off with timer or when water is gone.
  • Very Affordable.

For those looking for a cheap and efficient double tiered steamer, proven to be an useful kitchen appliance with over 1,000 customer reviews on Amazon. It’s one of the higher-rated low-cost steamers currently available in the market.

John Oster Manufacturing Company is an american company that designs a wide range of products including kitchen appliances. One of their kitchen products aimed at healthy eating is the Oster Double Tiered 5-Quart Steamer (Oster CKSTSTMD5-W-015). A very affordable steamer capable of creating fresh-tasting meals full of flavor and nutrition. The best part is you can cook two different meals, one in each bowl.

  • Double-tiered 5-quart capacity steamer with 2 transparent steaming bowls.
  • 400 Watts heating element.
  • Two Steam Bowls cook separate foods simultaneously.
  • Automatic 60-minute timer.
  • Auto shut-off when cycle is completed and/or water is empty.
  • Power indicator light.
  • Dishwasher safe.

Features

The aim of Oster Steamer is to provide a healthy meal with no hassle and that’s exactly what it achieves. The method of steaming retains food’s nutrition and eliminates the fat and calories that are added to your diet when cooking with oil or butter. The steamer has a double tiered capacity, meaning you can cook 2 separate meals at the same time. Both steaming bowls are transparent and have a 5-quart capacity (a small size steamer). The 400 Watts heating element does its job but it would be interesting to see the performance of a 450 Watts heating element on this appliance. The automatic timer goes to a maximum of 60 minutes, enough to cook anything, from vegetables to redfish. A safe system automatically shuts off the steamer when the cycle is completed or runs out of water. Very simple and straightforward, does exactly what is expected of a low-cost steamer.

This Steamer comes with:

  • 2 transparent steaming bowls.
  • Instruction manual.

Material

This is the most (and only, in our opinion) negative aspect of this product. We have nothing against a cheap steamer using plastic as the material for its containers (bowls), but these are too thin. Indeed the bowls are fragile and we don’t expect it to endure more then 2 years (on regular use). All the rest is resistant and durable.

Some customers have reported water overflowing to the bottom bowl after a couple uses.

Ease of Use

As expected it’s very easy to use this steamer, simply add the water inside, place the bowls together with the meat, vegetable or fish, set the time and quickly start steaming your meal. The cleaning aspect is also easy, the steamer is ideal for putting on the dishwasher or even wash it by hand if you prefer, easy to wash, easy to dry.

Price

We at TechChef believe this product is available at a very affordable price ($23.25 at the time of this review), that fits the quality of the product. However, price doesn’t match 100% to the material quality of the product due to the thinness of the plastic bowls. That’s why we don’t give it a 10 grade. Should be $20.

 

What do verified customers have to say?

love this steamer! it’s so easy to use and clean! I use it mostly for steam fruits and veggies for my homemade baby food. It is so nice to just set the timer and walk away and do other stuff around the house and tend to my baby with no worry!
Christina on Amazon
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Oster CKSTSTMD5-W
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8.1 Total Score
Affordable Double Tiered Steamer!

Capable of dual-steaming, this highly affordable steamer comes with two nesting steam bowls for compact storage with 5-quart capacity. The boild dry protection shuts off with the timer or when steamer runs out of water.

Features
8.5
Material
6.5
Ease of Use
8.5
Price
9
PROS
  • Dual-Steaming.
  • Nesting steam bowls for compact storage.
  • Boil dry protection shuts off with timer or when water is gone.
  • Very Affordable.
CONS
  • Made out of plastic.
  • Bowls (containers) are very thin.
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