[Histonet] steamed about steamer-resolution

Fred Underwood funderwood <@t> mcohio.org
Tue Oct 31 11:38:14 CST 2006

Hi All,

I returned the Oster rice steamer I initially purchased and replaced it
with a Black and Decker HS900.  Well whadda ya know.  I was able to get
the retrieval solution up to 99 degrees with no problem.  I think the
issue is this.  The Oster has a plastic sleeve that slips over the
heating element.  The purpose of this is to decrease the volume of water
in direct contact with the heating element, thus speeding the production
of steam.  However, the amount of steam produced is reduced as well. 
The sleeve is removable, though the directions explicitly state not to
use without the sleeve in place.  The Black and Decker has a similar
sleeve( it is built into the drip tray) but steaming can be performed
without the drip tray.  By doing it this way, the proper temperature is
achieved.  Sorry to be so long winded, but I am no longer steamed. 
Atleast not on this issue.

Thanks again for your input,

By the way Terry, it also whips up a mean lamb vindaloo :)

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