Breville BFS600XL User Manual

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Food Steamer / Cuiseur à vapeur

Instruction Booklet Livret d’instructions

BFS600XL

CONGRATULATIONS

on the purchase of your new Breville Digital Food Steamer

CONTENTS

4

Breville Recommends Safety First

6

Know Your Breville

 

Digital Food Steamer

8

Operating Your Breville

 

Digital Food Steamer

14

Care and Cleaning

16

Steaming Guide

24

Recipes

38

One Year Limited Warranty

3

BREVILLE RECOMMENDS SAFETY FIRST

We at Breville are very safety conscious. We design and manufacture consumer products with the safety of you, our valued customer foremost in mind. In addition we ask that you exercise a degree of care when using any electrical appliance and adhere to the following precautions:

Important safeguards

Carefully read all instructions before operating the appliance and retain for future reference.

Remove any packaging material and promotional labels before using the food steamer for the first time.

To eliminate a potential choking hazard for young children, remove and safely discard the protective cover fitted over the pins of the power plug when unpacking appliance for the first time.

Do not place the food steamer near

the edge of a table, counter or bench top during operation. Ensure that the surface is level, clean and free of water.

Do not place this appliance on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or where it could touch a heated oven.

Do not place any part of the food steamer in a gas, electric or microwave oven or on a hot gas or electric burner.

Keep food steamer clear of walls, curtains and other heat or steam sensitive materials. Minimum 1ft distance.

Do not use food steamer on metal surfaces, for example, a sink drain board.

Always ensure the food steamer is properly assembled before use. Follow the instructions provided in this book.

The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote control system.

Do not put any food or liquid other than water into the water reservoir in the steamer base. Only the steam baskets and rice/sauce cooking bowl are designed to cook food.

Do not leave the appliance unattended when in use.

Do not move the food steamer during operation.

Do not touch hot surfaces. Use the handles to remove the lid, steamer baskets and rice/sauce cooking bowl. Take care to avoid any steam escaping from the steam outlet holes on the steamer lid. Use dry oven mitts to protect hands.

Always lift the lid away from you, when removing from steamer basket, to avoid steam escaping from under the lid. Carefully lift and remove the

steamer baskets and rice/sauce cooking bowl by the handles to avoid scalding from escaping steam. Use dry oven mitts to protect hands.

Always ensure the food steamer’s power plug is removed from the power outlet before attempting to move the appliance, when the appliance is not in use and before cleaning or storing. Allow the steamer base and removable drip tray to cool before disassembling for cleaning and discarding liquid.

To disconnect, turn any controls to “off”, then remove plug from wall outlet.

Do not use harsh abrasives or caustic cleaners when cleaning this appliance.

Keep the appliance clean. Follow the care and cleaning instructions provided in this book (Page 15).

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BREVILLE RECOMMENDS SAFETY FIRST

Important safeguards for all electrical appliances

Fully unwind the cord before use.

Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter, touch hot surfaces or become knotted

To protect against electric shock, do not immerse the power cord, power plug or food steamer base in water or any other liquid.

This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or

instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.

This appliance is intended for household use only. Do not use this appliance for anything other than its intended use. Do not use in moving vehicles or boats. Do not use outdoors.

It is recommended to regularly inspect the appliance. Do not use the appliance if power supply cord, plug or appliance becomes damaged in any way. Return the entire appliance to the nearest authorized Breville Service Center for examination and/or repair.

Any maintenance other than cleaning should be performed at an authorized Breville Service Center.

The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Breville may result in fire.

Short Cord Instructions

Your Breville appliance is fitted with a short power supply cord as a safety precaution to prevent personal injury or property damage resulting from pulling, tripping or becoming entangled with a longer cord. Do not allow children to use or be near this appliance without close adult supervision.

Longer detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use. If an extension cord is used,

1.the marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance,

2.the cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally

3.the extension cord must include a 3-prong grounding plug.

TO ENSURE CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK, CONNECT TO PROPERLY GROUNDED OUTLETS ONLY.

DO NOT OPERATE THE FOOD STEAMER ON AN INCLINED SURFACE. DO NOT MOVE THE FOOD STEAMER WHILE IT IS OPERATING.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

5

KNOW

your Breville Digital Food Steamer

KNOW YOUR BREVILLE DIGITAL FOOD STEAMER

Steamer Lid

 

 

 

Rice/sauce cooking bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capacity 1 ½ cups uncooked white rice,

 

 

 

 

4 ½ cups cooked white rice.

 

 

 

 

 

3 stackable steamer baskets with removable bases for

Ergonomic cooking versatility handles for easy

lifting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Removable drip tray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with side handles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy to collect juices and

Steamer base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fats during steaming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with water

 

 

 

 

 

Water level indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reservoir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined with

33.5oz (1L) MAX,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pull out spout

11.5oz (350ml) MIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-slip feet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hour/Min buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SET button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to select time for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steaming and Preset

Press once for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steaming Timer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

selection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control Panel –

Press twice for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD Screen

Preset Timer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

selection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On/Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indicator light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURES NOT SHOWN:

Removable filter plug

Basket divider – separated food in the basket

Steamer baskets are marked –, =, on handles for easy stacking.

Steaming baskets have removable bases.

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OPERATING

your Breville Digital Food Steamer

OPERATING YOUR BREVILLE DIGITAL FOOD STEAMER

Before first use

Remove any packaging material and promotional labels from the food steamer. Wash the lid, steamer baskets, rice/sauce cooking bowl, drip tray, steam diffuser and filter plug in warm soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly, also wipe the inside of the water reservoir, before using the food steamer for the first time.

DO NOT IMMERSE THE POWER CORD OR STEAMER BASE IN WATER OR ANY OTHER LIQUID.

Operation of your Food Steamer

Step 1

Remove the lid, steamer baskets and drip tray from the steamer base and ensure the filter plug is correctly positioned in the water reservoir.

Step 2

Pour sufficient clean, tap water, up to 1 liter (33.8 oz), into the water reservoir of the steamer base and ensure the maximum MAX level on the water window is not exceeded. Also ensure the water level does not fall below the minimum MIN level during operation. If cooking for long periods of time, allow the water to reach the MIN level, then add extra water to align with the TOP-UP level on the water window. This may need to be repeated when steaming for extended periods of time.

Do not refill past the TOP-UP line when the food steamer is in operation. The extra water can be poured into the water reservoir through the pull-out water spout

on the right-hand side of the steamer base. For easy access, ensure the water spout is in the pull-out position during steaming (See Figure 1).

Fig.1

Step 3

Correctly position the drip tray into place on top of the steamer base by ensuring the indent (on one long side of the drip tray) fits over control panel mechanism in water reservoir.

Step 4

Steamer baskets are numbered –, =, on the steamer basket handle for easy stacking. Prepare the food steamer and food as follows:

One layer cooking:

Insert steamer basket (–) into position on top of the drip tray

Place the food into steamer basket (–)

Cover with lid.

Two layer cooking:

Insert steamer basket (–) into position on top of the drip tray

Place the food into steamer basket (–)

Insert steamer basket (=) into position on top of steamer basket (–)

Place second layer of food into steamer basket (=)

Cover with lid

NOTE:

Ensure the steamer baskets, drip tray and lid are correctly assembled before steaming commences.

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OPERATING YOUR BREVILLE DIGITAL FOOD STEAMER

Three layer cooking:

Insert steamer basket (–) into position on top of the drip tray

Place the food into steamer basket (–) Insert steamer basket (=) into position on top of steamer basket (–)

Place second layer of food into steamer basket (=)

Insert steamer basket () into position on top of steamer basket (=)

Place third layer of food into steamer basket ()

Cover with lid

NOTE:

Always use the drip tray when steaming.

Step 5

Insert power plug into a 120V power outlet and switch on.

Steaming function

To select a Steaming function, press set once. The steamer is already preset to steam for 20 minutes:

To begin steaming:

1.Press POWER button on control panel and LCD screen will show the time

as 00:00.

2.Press SET button once on control panel and LCD screen time changes to 00:20 with STEAMER flashing in top

right hand corner.

3.After approx 10 seconds, the word STEAMER stops flashing, the timer colon starts flashing and the red light above power button illuminates, hence heating commences and the time starts counting down in 1 minute increments. Steaming commences within 30 seconds and will continue for 20 minutes.

To adjust steaming time

1.Press POWER button on control panel and LCD screen will show the time

as 00:00.

2.Press SET button once on control panel and LCD screen time changes to 00:20 with STEAMER flashing in top

right hand corner.

3.Immediately press the HOURS or MIN button and continue pressing until the required time is reached. Steaming can be set from 1 minute to 1 hour and

59 minutes.

4.After approx 10 seconds, the word STEAMER stops flashing, the timer colon starts flashing and the red light above power button illuminates, hence heating commences and the time starts counting down in 1 minute increments. Steaming commences within 30 seconds.

NOTE:

If a lesser time than 20 min is desired, continue pressing the MIN button until the timer reverts to 00:00 then continue until desired time is reached.

Keep Warm setting

At the end of steaming, five beeps will sound and the time on the LCD screen shows 00:00 with KEEP WARM written underneath. The time on the LCD screen will then start to count up in 1-minute increments (for up to 1 hour). The food steamer will cycle on and off during this time to maintain an even temperature. However, it is not recommended to use Keep Warm for extended periods of time as food will deteriorate.

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OPERATING YOUR BREVILLE DIGITAL FOOD STEAMER

Preset Timer

The Preset Timer function can be used along with the Steaming function. Set your desired Preset Time, and upon completion of the countdown, the Steaming function will commence.

To select the Preset Timer function together with a Steaming function as described, press the SET button on the control

panel twice and the LCD screen time will change to 00:00 with TIMER flashing in top left-hand corner. Immediately press the HOURS and/or MIN button and continue pressing until the required time is reached. The preset time can be set from 1 minute to 12 hours and 59 minutes.

Instant steam

The instant steam function enables steam to be produced within 30 seconds.

Step 1

Press the POWER button at any time to stop the STEAMER, KEEP WARM or PRESET TIMER functions.

Step 2

Allow the steamer to stop producing steam for a few seconds, and then dismantle the steamer baskets to remove the cooked food, taking care as lid, steamer baskets, rice/sauce cooking bowl, steam and water condensation will be very hot. Allow the steamer base and drip tray to cool before dismantling and discarding liquid.

ALWAYS TAKE CARE WHEN LIFTING THE LID, STEAMER BASKETS AND RICE/SAUCE COKING BOWL AND DRIP TRAY AS THE STEAM AND WATER CONDENSATION CAN CAUSE SCALDING . USE DRY OVEN MITTS TO PROTECT HANDS. ALWAYS ALLOW THE STEAMER BASE AND DRIP TRAY TO COOL BEFORE DISMANTLING AND DISCARDING LIQUID.

DO NOT STEAM LARGER PIECES OF MEAT OR FISH, ESPECIALLY FOODS WITH HIGH FAT CONTENT AS THIS MAY CAUSE THE DRIP TRAY TO OVERFLOW.

Step 3

Unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Allow the food steamer to cool before dismantling and cleaning.

NOTE:

Denser foods or foods that take longer to cook should be placed in the lower steamer basket as this gets a higher concentration of steam.

However, foods such as meat or chicken should be placed in the lower steamer basket to avoid juices dripping onto foods below. Place lighter foods, such as leafy vegetables, in the upper steaming basket.

NOTE:

Avoid unnecessary removal of the lid and steamer baskets during cooking, as steam surrounding the food will escape.

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OPERATING YOUR BREVILLE DIGITAL FOOD STEAMER

Steamer baskets

The food steamer comes with three steamer baskets that can be stacked on top of each other (See Figure 2), or used with two baskets or with just one basket. (See Figure 3).

Fig.2

When using the three steamer baskets at the same time, the smaller basket has symbols (–) marked on handles and must be placed on the bottom. The steamer

basket with the symbols marked (=) on the handles is to be placed in the middle and the larger steamer basket with the symbols () marked on the handles is to be placed on the top.

The three steamer baskets have removable bases.

The three steamer baskets can be used as egg cooking trays. The base of each

steamer basket has six indents for standing eggs upright for cooking. Eggs should be pierced once through shell before cooking.

Rice/sauce cooking bowl

Use the rice/ sauce cooking bowl to cook rice or sauces by following the steaming charts and recipes provided in this book. The rice/sauce cooking bowl should be inserted into the () steaming basket then covered with the lid. (See Figure 4).

Do not insert the rice/sauce cooking bowl into a lower steamer basket (when stacking two or three steamer baskets) as this partially blocks the effective movement of steam around the steamer baskets.

Fig.3

Fig.4

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OPERATING YOUR BREVILLE DIGITAL FOOD STEAMER

Tips for using your Digial Food Steamer

For good results, follow these suggestions: Cooking times provided in this instruction book are a guide only. Specific foods may require varied steaming times depending on size, quality and temperature of food.

Avoid unnecessary removal of the lid and steamer baskets during cooking, as steam surrounding the food will escape.

Food should be evenly spread in all three steamer baskets. A single layer of food steams faster than multi layers.

Steaming time for food in the upper basket is slightly longer, so allow an extra few minutes.

If foods with varying cooking times are to be steamed, place the food requiring the longest cooking time in the lower basket. When that food has partially cooked, carefully remove the lid using a dry oven mitt or cloth and add the upper steaming baskets. Replace lid and continue steaming until all layers are cooked.

For food requiring longer cooking times, refill the water reservoir to the TOP-UP line to ensure it does not fall below the MIN marking. The reservoir can be refilled by pouring water through the easy-to-fill spout to the TOP-UP line.

Foods such as meat or chicken should be placed in the lower steamer basket to avoid juices dripping onto foods below.

Do not steam larger pieces of meat or fish, especially foods with high fat

content, as this may cause the drip tray to overflow.

Remove food once the steaming time has elapsed, otherwise food will continue to cook in the accumulated steam of the food steamer.

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CARE AND CLEANING

of your Breville Digital Food Steamer

CARE AND CLEANING

Cleaning

Step 1

Always unplug the power cord of the food steamer from the outlet, and allow the steamer base and drip tray to cool down before disassembling and cleaning.

Step 2

Disassemble the removable bases from steamer baskets. Wash the lid, steamer baskets, bases and rice/sauce cooking bowl in warm soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly.

Step 3

When completely cool, carefully discard the remaining liquid in the drip tray and water reservoir. Remove the filter plug then wash the drip tray and filter plug in warm soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly. Wipe the interior of the water reservoir with a damp cloth then dry thoroughly. Reassemble the filter plug in the water reservoir.

DO NOT WASH ANY PART OF THE FOOD STEAMER, INCLUDING STEAMER BASKETS, RICE/SAUCE COOKING BOWL OR DRIP TRAY, IN A DISHWASHER.

DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLEANERS, STEEL WOOL OR SCOURING PADS AS THESE CAN DAMAGE THE SURFACE.

CLEAN THE FOOD STEAMER

AFTER EACH USE.

To clean the exterior

The steamer base can be wiped over with a damp cloth then dried thoroughly. Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring pads as these can damage the surface of the food steamer.

Do not immerse steamer base, power cord

or power plug in water or any other liquid as this may cause electrocution.

To prevent damage to the appliance do not use alkaline cleaning agents when cleaning, use a soft cloth and a mild detergent.

Removal of mineral deposits

Mineral deposits may accumulate in the steamer base and attachments. It is recommended to de-scale regularly to prolong the life of your food steamer. Prepare a de-scaling solution by mixing 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. Pour the

de-scaling solution into the water reservoir, insert the drip tray then a steamer basket with lid on top. Set the steaming time

to approximately 15 minutes and allow steam to circulate. Allow the food steamer and liquid to cool before dismantling for cleaning. If excess scale build-up still remains, repeat the process.

Storage

Ensure the food steamer has been unplugged from the power outlet and all parts have been cleaned, dried and assembled before storing. Ensure the steam diffuser and filter plug have been re-inserted into the water reservoir then

insert the drip tray onto the steamer base. When stacking baskets, () should be on the bottom, followed by the basket marked

(=) and then (–). Insert the rice/sauce cooking bowl and cover with lid. Wrap the power cord around the steamer base and stand the appliance upright. Do not store anything on top.

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STEAMING GUIDES

for your Breville Digital Food Steamer

STEAMING GUIDES

Steaming Guides

All recipes assume that the proceeding assembly instructions have been followed. When steaming, be sure to fill the water reservoir to MAX level (Water level indicator located on Pull Out Spout).

Vegetables

Follow these suggestions for steaming vegetables:

1.Wash the vegetables thoroughly. Cut off stems, trim, chop and peel if required.

2.Smaller, even-sized pieces of vegetables will steam faster than larger pieces. When steaming different size vegetables at the same time, place the largest and

firmest in the lower steamer, basket and the other lighter or leafy vegetables in the top steamer baskets.

3.Steaming time will decrease slightly,

if steaming smaller portions. If steaming vegetables that have been frozen, always separate and stir once during steaming.

4.Estimated steaming times are listed in chart below, however freshness, quality and size of the food as well as personal preference will effect how quickly ingredients will take to steam. Adjust cooking times as desired.

VEGETABLE TYPE

WEIGHT/MEASUREMENT

TIME TO COOK

APPROXIMATELY

 

 

 

 

 

Asparagus spears

2 bunches

10 –12 minutes

 

 

 

Artichokes whole

3

25-30 minutes

 

 

 

Beans, cut or whole

8.5oz - 1lb (250g – 500g)

10 minutes

 

 

 

Beetroot, cleaned, trimmed

1 bunch (approx 4)

30-35 minutes

 

 

 

Broccoli, florets

1lb (500g)

10 minutes

 

 

 

Bok Choy

12oz (350g)

5 minutes

 

 

 

Brussels Sprouts

1lb (500g)

12-14 minutes

 

 

 

Cabbage, cut into wedges

1lb (500g)

10 minutes

 

 

 

Peppers, trimmed, sliced (red,

3 or 4

8-9 minutes

green, yellow)

 

 

 

 

 

Carrots, sliced

1lb (500g)

12-14 minutes

 

 

 

Cauliflower, florets

1lb (500g)

10-12 minutes

 

 

 

Celery, thickly sliced

8.5oz - 1lb (250g-500g)

9-10 minutes

 

 

 

Choko, peeled, cut into

2-3

12-14 minutes

wedges

 

 

 

 

 

Corn, whole

3

9-10 minutes

 

 

 

Eggplant, thickly sliced

1lb (500g)

10-12 minutes

 

 

 

Mushrooms, whole button

1lb (500g)

7-8 minutes

 

 

 

Onions, peeled, sliced

8.5oz - 1lb (250g-500g)

10 - 11 minutes

 

 

 

Parsnips, sliced

1lb (500g)

8-10 minutes

 

 

 

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STEAMING GUIDES

VEGETABLE TYPE

WEIGHT/MEASUREMENT

TIME TO COOK

APPROXIMATELY

 

 

 

 

 

Peas, shelled

1lb/500g (8.5oz/250g shelled)

4-5 minutes

 

 

 

Potatoes, peeled, quartered

2lbs (1kg)

20-25 minutes

 

 

 

Potatoes, whole

2lbs (1kg)

30-35 minutes

 

 

 

Pumpkin, peeled chunks

1lb (500g)

22-25 minutes

 

 

 

Snow Peas

8.5oz (250g)

4-5 minutes

 

 

 

Spinach, English

8.5oz (250g)

5-6 minutes

 

 

 

Spinach

8.5oz (250g)

7-8 minutes

 

 

 

Squash, whole baby

1lb (500g)

10-12 minutes

 

 

 

Sweet Potatoes,1.5cm slices

1lb (500g)

12-15 minutes

 

 

 

Turnips, quartered

1lb (500g)

20-25 minutes

 

 

 

Zucchini, thickly sliced

1lb (500g)

5-6 minutes

 

 

 

All frozen vegetables

1lb (500g)

7-9 minutes

 

 

 

Rice

To cook rice in the food steamer, follow these simple suggestions:

1.Wash rice in a fine sieve under cold running water until rice water runs clear. Drain well.

2.Place measured rice and water quantities into the rice/sauce cooking bowl.

3.Place the rice/sauce cooking bowl into a steamer basket.

4.Cover with the lid and set the steamer to the required steaming time.

5.To produce firmer rice, slightly decrease the water specified in the rice

cooking chart.

6.For softer rice slightly increase water quantity and cook a little longer

7.Rice may be seasoned with salt, pepper or butter after steaming.

VARIETY

CUPS OF RICE

CUPS OF

APPROX COOKING TIME

 

 

WATER

 

 

 

 

 

Brown: medium grain

½ cup

1 cup

55-60 minutes

 

 

 

 

Brown: long grain

1 cup

2 cups

60 minutes

 

 

 

 

Wild Rice

½ cup

1 cup

55-60 minutes

 

 

 

 

White: long grain,

1 cup

1¼cups

25 minutes

Basmati, Jasmine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White: medium grain

1 cup

1¼ cups

25-30 minutes

 

 

 

 

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STEAMING GUIDES

Grains and cereals

To cook grains and cereals in the food steamer, follow these simple suggestions:

1.Place measured grains or cereal, plus water, as shown in the chart below, into the rice/sauce cooking bowl.

2.Place the rice/sauce cooking bowl into a steamer basket.

3.Cover with lid and set the steamer to the required steaming time.

4.For softer grains or cereals slightly increase water quantity and cook a little longer.

VARIETY

METHOD

APPROX COOKING TIME

 

 

 

Oats

1 cup rolled oats with 2 cups water

15 min

 

into rice/sauce cooking bowl

 

 

 

 

Cracked Wheat

1 cup cracked wheat with 1 ½

12min

 

cups of water. Place into rice/sauce

 

 

cooking bowl

 

 

 

 

NOTE:

When steaming for a longer time ensure the water reservoir is filled to the maximum MAX level on the water window before operation commences. During the longer cooking time ensure the water does not fall below the minimum MIN level. However, do not refill to the MAX

level during operation. Allow the water to reach the MIN level then add extra water to align with the TOP-UP level on the water window. (This may need to be repeated when steaming for extended periods of time). Do not refill past the TOP-UP line when the food steamer is in operation.

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STEAMING GUIDES

Fish and seafood

Follow these suggestions for steaming fish and seafood:

1.Steaming guidelines in the chart below are for fresh and fully thawed seafood.

2.Frozen seafood should be completely thawed before steaming.

3.Always clean and prepare fresh seafood and fish before steaming.

4.Most seafood cooks very quickly. Steam in small portions or in amounts as specified in chart below.

5.Fish fillets can be steamed in steamer baskets, however to retain juices cook fish in rice /sauce cooking bowl but cooking times will be longer.

6.Adjust steaming times according to various textures and sizes.

VARIETY

WEIGHT/SIZE

APPROX COOKING TIME

 

 

 

Clams

1lb (500g)

5-6 minutes

 

 

 

Crab,whole

12oz (350g)

12-15 minutes

 

 

 

Cutlets

1lb (500g)

7-8 minutes

 

 

 

Fish, whole

14oz (400g)

10-12 minutes

 

 

 

Fish Fillets

8.5oz (250g)

6-8 minutes

 

 

 

Mussels

1lb (500g)

5-6 minutes

 

 

 

Octopus, baby

1lb (500g)

10 minutes

 

 

 

Oysters on shell

6

5 minutes

 

 

 

Prawns, shelled

10.5oz (300g)

5 minutes

 

 

 

Scallops on shell

6

4-5 minutes

 

 

 

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STEAMING GUIDES

Meat & poultry

Follow these suggestions for cooking meat and poultry:

1.Steaming guidelines in the chart below are for fresh and fully thawed meat and poultry.

2.Frozen meat and poultry should be completely thawed before steaming.

3.Always clean and prepare fresh meat and poultry before steaming. It is

recommended to remove any fat and skin from the poultry and fat and gristle from meat before steaming.

4.Arrange the smaller pieces of meat or poultry in a single layer.

5.Steam until the meat or poultry is well done. Check by piercing the thickest part of the poultry or roast with a meat thermometer or with a knife or skewer to check that the centre is cooked

and juices run clear.

VARIETY

WEIGHT/SIZE

APPROX COOKING TIME

 

 

 

Chicken, pieces (skin removed)

1lb (500g)

35 minutes

 

 

 

Chicken, breast fillets (skin removed)

1lb (500g)

20-25 minutes

 

 

 

Hot dogs

1lb (500g)

6-7 minutes

 

 

 

Sausages, thin

1lb (500g)

12 minutes

 

 

 

NOTE:

When steaming for a longer time, ensure the water reservoir is filled to the

maximum MAX level on the water window before operation commences. During the longer cooking time ensure the water

does not fall below the minimum MIN level. However, do not refill to the MAX level

during operation. Allow the water to reach the MIN level then add water to align with the TOP-UP level on the water window.

Do not refill past the TOP-UP line when the food steamer is in operation. Excess cooking juices will collect in the drip tray and should be discarded once cooled.

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STEAMING GUIDES

Other foods

Follow these suggestions for cooking variety foods:

1.Steaming guidelines in the chart below are for pre-packaged variety foods

2.Always remove variety foods from packaging and arrange in a single layer in a steamer basket.

3.Steam variety foods for recommended times in chart below, as recommended on the packaging or until well cooked.

NOTE:

When heating softer style tofu, use the rice/sauce cooking bowl

VARIETY

WEIGHT/SIZE PIECES

APPROX COOKING TIME

 

 

 

Asian Dumplings/Pot Stickers,

8.50z - 1lb (250-500g)

18-20 minutes

frozen

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Pork Buns, frozen

4

20 minutes

 

 

 

Mini Dim Sims, frozen

8.5oz (250g)

18-20 minutes

 

 

 

Tofu, whole piece, very firm

10.5oz (300g)

8-10 minutes

 

 

 

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STEAMING GUIDES

Eggs

The following are some handy guidelines when cooking eggs. The steamer is ideal for poaching, scrambling and cooking eggs in the shell.

For cooking eggs in the shell:

1.Eggs must be pierced with a clean pin or fine skewer through the top or base of the egg shell before cooking.

2.Place eggs into egg indents in steamer baskets, pierced side up.

3.Cover with lid.

4.Set the timer to preferred cooking time.

For poached eggs:

1.Place a tablespoon of water into individual-sized heatproof dishes, cups or ramekins (small enough for 1 egg) then crack an egg into each. Insert 4 prepared ramekins into each steamer basket, then cover with lid.

2.Set the timer to preferred cooking time and monitor firmness of poached eggs during steaming.

For scrambled eggs:

1.Prepare eggs, milk and seasonings for scrambled eggs by lightly beating in the rice/sauce cooking bowl. Place rice/ sauce cooking bowl into steamer basket and cover with lid.

2.Set the timer to preferred cooking time. Remove lid during steaming time and stir the eggs.

NOTE:

Larger eggs will require slightly longer cooking times.

WARNING: DO NOT BOIL EGGS IN THE WATER RESERVOIR.

TYPE

QUANTITY

APPROX COOKING TIME

 

 

 

Steamed in shell, Soft

1-8 (x 2oz/60g)

8-9 minutes

 

 

 

Steamed in shell, Medium

1-8 (x 2oz/60g)

11-12 minutes

 

 

 

Steamed in shell, Hard

1-8 (x 2oz/60g)

15-16 minutes

 

 

 

 

Poached, Soft

4

(x 2oz/60g)

5-6 minutes

 

 

 

 

Poached, Medium

4

(x 2oz/60g)

7-8 minutes

 

 

 

 

Poached, Hard

4

(x 2oz/60g)

10-12 minutes

 

 

 

 

Scrambled

6

(x 2oz/60g) eggs

9-10 minutes

 

with 1⁄3 cup milk or

 

 

cream and seasoning

 

 

 

 

 

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RECIPES

for your Breville food steamer

RECIPES

Bok choy with chilli and ginger sauce

Serves 2 to 4

1 bunch bok choy or Chinese broccoli

Sauce:

1 tablespoon peanut oil or vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger

1 small red chili, finely chopped

2 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine (Shao hsing)

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil, for serving

1.Wash bok choy well and separate leaves. If using Chinese broccoli slice into 2in (5cm) lengths.

2.Fill water reservoir to MAX level, insert the drip tray then place steamer basket

(–) on top.

3.Place bok choy into steamer basket, and cover with lid.

4.Set steaming timer to 5 minutes. Adjust for shorter or longer cooking time as required.

5.While bok choy is cooking, heat a wok or frying pan, add oil then garlic, ginger and chilli, stir fry for 1 minute or until garlic is just beginning to turn golden in color.

6.Add wine and simmer 20 seconds. Stir in oyster sauce, bring to boil and remove from heat.

7.Remove bok choy when cooked and place onto a serving plate, drizzle with sesame oil and ginger and chili sauce. Serve hot.

Spring vegetables with lemon dressing

Serves 4 to 6

3 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 8.5oz (250g) cauliflower florets

2 cobs corn, husks removed 8.5oz (250g) broccoli florets 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed

3.5oz (100g) snow peas, trimmed

Dressing:

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon honey

2 tablespoons light olive oil Salt and pepper, optional

1.Fill water reservoir to MAX level, insert the drip tray then place steamer basket (–) on top.

2.Place carrots and cauliflower into steamer basket and cover with lid.

3.Set steaming timer 4 minutes. Steam until partially cooked.

4.Place corn into steamer basket (=), remove lid and place on top of steamer basket (–) on steamer cover with lid. Set steaming timer to 3 minutes. Steam until partially cooked

5.Place broccoli, asparagus and snow peas into steamer basket ( ), remove lid and place on top of steamer basket (=) on steamer. Cover with lid.

6.Set steaming timer to 7 minutes (14 minutes total steaming time). Adjust for shorter or longer cooking time

as required.

7.Combine dressing ingredients together in a clean, screw top jar and shake well.

8.Remove vegetables when cooked and place into a serving bowl. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss to coat.

Serve immediately.

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