Crafted from sustainable materials with a traditional design, this bamboo steamer from Helen Chen's Asian Kitchen line offers an authentic alternative to metal basket-style steamers. Designed to rest over a wok or on a steaming ring--also available from Asian Kitchen--the steamer provides ample room to steam vegetables, cook meats, or reheat dumplings. Its handwoven design is 100 percent bamboo, an ideal material for trapping steam, absorbing condensation, and retaining heat. Tidy and attractive, the steamer also doubles as an appealing serving dish at the table. Measuring 12 inches in diameter, the steamer comes with a tightly constructed lid, and detergent-free washing by hand is recommended.