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The Presto 05813 produces 4 to 16 cups of cooked rice and keeps it hot for hours until you are ready for your meal. There's also a steamer basket that lets you add meats, poultry or vegetables. This large steam cooker can cook meals for many people at a time. With this cooker and steamer, you can prepare a healthy, one-pot meal that's ready when you are. Like many other rice cookers, the pot is nonstick and removable, which makes serving and cleanup very easy. This is a good food steamer if you are looking for a versatile, affordable option with a large capacity.
The best steamer is one that is simple and easy to use. The Presto has a minimal, sleek design, and it’s easy to operate. It has only three buttons: Warm/Cancel, Cook/Steam and Brown Rice. The Warm/Cancel button is used to stop cooking at any point and switch to the warming function. When the steamer is filled, the Cook/Steam button is used to turn it on, and it automatically switches to warm when the food is cooked. This allows you to come home to a warm dinner even if you get home later than expected.
Most rice cookers don’t have a separate setting for brown rice, but this cooker has this setting that can properly cook brown rice in less time than it takes on the stovetop. It also has fill lines on the inside of the cooking pot for both white and brown rice. This is a handy reference since they require different amounts of water, and it is unique to this cooker. With the popularity of brown rice as a healthy alternative these days, it is nice to see a cooker that makes it easy to cook both types of rice.
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There are a lot of food steamers out there, and some get pretty complicated. This one is simpler than others, and it is also less expensive than the high-end models. It cooks a pretty large quantity of food, so it is useful for medium to large families. The Presto 05813 is an affordable, fast and convenient way to feed the whole family a healthy, home-cooked meal.