Deal of the week: Tefal VC100715 steamerSave 25% on this three-tier Tefal steamer
17 May 2012
Cook healthier meals with the Tefal VC100715 steamer, currently on offer at Argos and Homebase for £33.99, saving you 25%.
This three-tier steamer has a built-in timer and would normally set you back £44.99 at both stores.
You can read a full review of this model and find out exactly how it fared in tough Which? tests by visiting our steamer reviews section.
Cooking with a steamer
Steaming is a healthier way to cook than boiling, as steamed food retains more nutrients. You can cook a range of food in a steamer without their flavours mixing too much, although you have to be careful where you place raw meat, so that juices don't contaminate other foods.
Most steamers consist of a base for boiling water, around three cooking compartments, a built-in timer and a water gauge.
Take a look at our guide to buying a steamer for more advice and tips.
We've put more than 20 steamers through their paces in our labs, including models from bestselling steamer brands Tefal, Morphy Richards and Russell Hobbs.
Using carrots, broccoli, new potatoes, salmon and chicken breasts, we cook a combination of foods in each model, time how long it takes, and rate each model on ease of use and cleaning as well as build quality.
See our steamer reviews for details of all of the models we've tested and which scored highly enough to be rated Best Buys.
Deal of the week
Spotted this Tefal VC100715 three-tier steamer for less elsewhere? Let us know – email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and we’ll update this page. All prices correct at 2pm, 17 May 2012.