The new Single Serve Steamer from Tomorrow’s Kitchen garnered the coveted 2017 Red Dot Award for innovative product design.
The Red Dot Award jury of 39 experts selected this steamer as one of the best products of the year from a field of 5,500 product entries. The Red Dot Award program has been marking outstanding international product design with its famous dot since 1955.
The Single Serve Steamer is designed so cooks can prepare healthy, nutritious meals fast. The borosilicate glass bowl and silicone lid steams foods in the microwave in minutes without losing minerals or vitamins or colors and flavors. A small vent at the top of the lid allows a small amount of steam to escape, preventing pressure from building up while maintaining moisture and nutrients in the food. Some foods naturally produce excess water, which can be drained from the steamer through the opening on the lip of the lid so cooks don’t have to dirty a colander. The tabs on the silicone lid serve as mini potholders allowing cooks to safely remove the steamer from the microwave oven.
The steamer's slightly oblong design makes good use of space in the microwave so cooks can fit three of the steamers into a standard-size microwave oven. Both the bowl and the lid are dishwasher safe. The steamer retails for $14.99 and is available in gray or green.
The product is designed and manufactured in Europe by the International Innovation Company, the parent company of Tomorrow’s Kitchen and Vacu Vin. The United States subsidiary is based in Indian Trail, N.C.