How To Clean a Bamboo Steamer
Here’s our quickest rundown on how to clean a bamboo steamer. To get your steamer clean and ready for use, you’ll need a nylon scrub brush, soap, and a pot. It will take about 5-10 minutes to clean your bamboo steamer. For tough stains and stuck-on food, you will need 15-20 minutes in total to steam the baskets at the beginning.
Steam the baskets as you would when cooking but with nothing in them for approximately ten minutes. This optional step is great for removing lots of food residue.
Use hot, soapy water and scrub the baskets gently with the brush making sure to get all the nooks and crannies.
Rinse the baskets with clean water to get all the soap off, then set them aside on a drying rack for up to two days before storing.