Steaming your food retains more of the original vitamins, minerals and enzymes. These tend to leach out into the water when you boil them. This one-tier Black and Decker food steamer cooks vegetables and fruits. Steaming softens the fibres to make them easier to digest. It also cooks rice in the included basket. The steaming tray is BPA free and the steaming basket holds 3.3L. This 1000 W steamer comes with a 75-minute timer and an easy-view water window.