Care: The steamer’s ceramic base and lid should be immersed in clean water for at least 24 hours, and the terracotta basket rinsed with boiled water, before first use. After use, hand wash with mild detergent, then air-dry the pot with bottom facing upward. Make sure it is dry before storing.
Modern Steamer - Extra Basket - An extra basket provides flexibility in how you use your steamer: it doubles the capacity of our large steamer set and allows the separation of ingredients, when desired. - from QUITOKEETO.com
Bamboo steamers have holes that let air in & out to cook food uniformly, which make these containers well suited to storing garlic, onions, & shallots, which require ventilation & should not be refrigerated. Place all 3 in a single unit, or keep each kind in its own section of the stackable steamer. Place the steamer on something to catch "flaking" skins.
We recently traded our traditional stacking bamboo steamer for this modern take. It deploys a number of smart design choices, which takes the set beyond a single-use vessel. A cedar basket with perforated terracotta base smartly absorbs excess moisture while sitting atop a beautifully shaped, fireproof ceramic base. The base easily transitions into a versatile cooking vessel that can handle both stovetop and oven cooking. Each set is handmade in Hong Kong using natural materials.
Ceramic cookware is hot! This modern steamer pot with a bamboo and terra-cotta steamer basket is meant to last. Minimal and sleek, this beauty from http://www.fitzsu.com/ding-steamer-pot.html cooks right on your stovetop.