Cestari, an innovative kitchen products designer based in Littleton, MA, is pleased to announce that customers may now purchase their Kitchen Easy Pod online. This pod, which can be used as a microwave vegetable steamer (among many other uses), is available on multiple platforms, including Amazon as well as Cestari’s own website, making it as convenient to obtain as it is to use.
While referring to it as a vegetable steamer may imply that it should strictly be used for vegetables, anyone with a little bit of experience making family meals will know every product has its hidden uses, and Cestari’s little pod is no different. It does, as the company is proud to demonstrate, cook vegetables quite well, but it can also be used to poach fish and chicken.
Fans of the quick-and-simple meal will want to know if this includes making omelets or reheating leftovers; Cestari is pleased to share that this is indeed the case. They expect it to be used most often for vegetables but they also encourage their loyal customers to experiment as they see fit. For instance, they call attention to the fact that the Cestari Kitchen Easy Pod boasts a non-stick surface. This opens up the possibilities for what family-favorite meals can be created with it, and Cestari suggests that new users try roasted potatoes if they want to see how easily such foods come out for themselves. Certain kitchens may have more stringent standards to go over before they give a new tool a pass, but the company is confident their steamer will stand up to any reasonable test.
The steamer can be used in one of two main configurations at any time: as a pod or unfolded into a bowl. In its pod configuration, Cestari explains that it can be used to substitute out parchment paper or foil for moist heat cooking (this makes it excellent for use in oven recipes). Its uses as a bowl are far more obvious — it can take the place of virtually any container on the table, holding salad, sauce, rice or anything else that may catch the user’s fancy. Here, Cestari reminds their community to make sure the bottom is clean of any residue if the steamer was used to cook anything immediately prior to its function as a serving dish, but that should be the biggest problem they face (if any). Its soothing green color also makes it the perfect backdrop for many dishes and family dining room environments.
The microwave vegetable steamer does have one secret use, however. Should it be rolled up at one end, its flexible yet firm nature means that it can be used as a funnel to collect cooking juices for a sauce or gravy. There are probably many other uses that the pod can be put to, and Cestari is always eager to hear back from customers who discover new possibilities.
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