- Apr 20, 2009
Kinda wondered about that, though most seem to have a handle of some sort.You could probably cut the screen out of the splatter guard to use in the steamer. You may even luck into one that's exactly the right diameter, and you just have to remove the handle.
Only reason the cheesecloth idea came out was some cooking show where they talked to a guy running a sushi place. He made a ton of rice, and the cheesecloth (or similar) was what he put in his steamer and then he just pulled the rice out and set it on a clean preparing surface.
I guess if it's being steamed, it won't burn, but I'd definitely prefer something that I can just set in there and then throw in the dishwasher.