Helen's Asian Kitchen Bamboo Steamers are ideal for steam cooking foods. Made from 100-percent all-natural bamboo, they're 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. These 2-tier steamers offer ample room for preparing and serving a single or multiple portions. 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. The lid helps contain steam inside to cook foods to perfection. Made from all-natural bamboo, Helen Chen's Steamers are sturdy, durable, safe for use with non-stick cookware. Bamboo is a fast-growing alternative to traditional materials for more sustainable living practices. It's lightweight and durable, easy to use and clean. Wipe with a dry cloth or brush before first use, and after every use. Hand wash in warm, soapy water as needed.