The steam case with tray allows healthy steam cooking which maintains nutrients. The removable interior tray guarantees the liquids accumulated during cooking, preservation or defrosting will drain away from the food. Cooking can be done with or without the tray depending on the desired results. New family format with insulated handles.
The tray should be used when you want to prevent the items you are cooking to sit directly in the cooking liquid. For example, when you want to steam vegetables you don’t want them to get soggy. Having the water in the bottom and the vegetables sitting on top allows the vegetables to cook evenly without the worry of becoming too soft. Another example is when you are cooking meat, such as chicken or fish. The tray also allows you to infuse different flavors into your dish without it being a part of your dish. White wine can be placed on the bottom when cooking fish, but when it is finished cooking, the fish won’t have an overwhelming taste of the white wine. You can also add herbs to the bottom cooking liquid, pepper corns, or slices of lemon.
Some recipes don’t call for the tray because certain ingredients need the extra moisture or are intended to be cooking in its own “sauce.” Examples of such recipes include Sausage and Vegetables or Beef Strips with Tomato and Onion.