Disclosure: I was given the Breville Steam Zone to facilitate this review, however as always, my opinion is my own.
Have you ever used an appliance you didn’t realize you needed in your life until you actually had one and used it? That is exactly how I feel about the Breville Steam Zone and how it will make my life that much easier (not to mention quicker) when I host my family this Christmas Eve. I have always loved steaming my vegetables but I have been doing it on the stove without the proper cookware for years. It was the only way I knew how to get that crispy, great tasting vegetables that we love, although I always failed miserable, but thanks to the Breville Steam Zone, I don’t have to do that anymore.
This wonderful appliance will make it easy for anyone to steam the perfect vegetable, moist and delicious fish and even rice is made easy as well. With dual zones, that will literally cook 2 separate items without cross-contamination of flavours as well as items that need entirely different cook times. My absolute favourite feature of the Steam Zone is the sync finish. I was able to make potatoes and asparagus at the same time with two different cooking times (potatoes were 32 minutes and asparagus 8) and they finished at the same time so that I could serve dinner all at once with no waiting.
I love that the baskets hold quite a bit of food and were able to accommodate enough potatoes and asparagus for my large family with ease. My daughter loved that she could just throw some more asparagus in when she wanted more because they were perfectly done in 8 minutes.
The potatoes were cooked to perfection as were the asparagus spears. Unlike my old way of steaming, the Steam Zone gave me the perfect crisp to my asparagus that I haven’t been able to get using my stove. The large 16″ steam tray is large enough to steam an entire fish or a whole chicken with all the fixings for my large family. You can also just use the 7″ steam baskets for separate items like I did.
- Rapid start 30-second turbo steam
- 45 minutes electronic timer
- Dishwasher safe steam tray and stainless steel baskets
- Boil dry safety cut-off
- 15 minutes keep warm function
- Includes 2 stainless steel steam baskets
- Aluminium in construction
I can’t wait to use this for my Christmas dinner that I am hosting this year as it will free up my stove for at least two items as part of our meal, making it just a tiny bit less stressful. Knowing I can have perfectly cooked vegetables ready when we are going to sit down to eat, makes this one of my new favourite appliances.
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