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The 70043 Stack 'N Steam is a traditional-style, 3-quart saucepot with a 2-quart steamer insert that is part of Farberware’s affordable Classic Series Stainless Steel collection. The saucepot and steamer have high-quality design and construction. The steaming basket is made of heavy-duty stainless steel, and the aluminum core at the base evenly distributes heat and resists corrosion and discoloring. The base is capped by stainless steel.
This steam cooker has thick, durable, rolled pot rims to provide drip-resistant pouring and to ensure the lid fits tightly. The handles are designed to stay cool on the stovetop, and they are also oven-proof. Unlike electric steamers, this food steamer is versatile and can perform a several different cooking functions, from braising to cooking one-pot, stove-top meals. It can also be put in the oven for baking. The mid-sized capacity of this saucepot and steamer serves a couple or small family well.
This compact steamer is versatile and made to last. You can use this pot to cook rice or pasta below and steam fish and vegetables with the steam cooker insert, saving you both time and energy. Alternatively, you can use the pot without the steamer insert as a simple 3-quart saucepan. The steamer basket is solid and more durable than fold-up steamer baskets, and much easier to clean. The steamer basket can also double as a strainer to drain pasta, which is handy and means one less dish to clean.
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This Farberware Stack 'N Steam model is oven-safe to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. It comes with a lifetime warranty, so you will have peace of mind knowing that Farberware stands behind its product.
The greatest things about this Stack 'N Steam pot are its versatility, durability, affordability and the lifetime warranty. You can braise beef, use it as a vegetable steamer, steam seafood and poultry, or even put it in the oven. Since it is not dedicated to one use, you have the flexibility to cook what you want all in one single pot. The handles are designed to be oven-safe and stay cool on the stovetop, and it has a well-fitting lid. The Farberware 70043 saucepot and steamer is great investment for your kitchen, and it is guaranteed to last a lifetime.