The problem with most stovetop steamers is that, due to the extreme temperatures produced by today’s high-efficiency woodstoves, the water boils away too rapidly. By the time we remember to refill the steamer, the hot stove has dried the air out again. Enter the soapstone steamer. One of the properties of soapstone is that it only heats to about 500 degrees, no matter how hot the surface it is standing on. As a result, water placed in a soapstone steamer evaporates much more slowly than water in a metal container, so we don’t have to remember to refill it so often.
- High-density soapstone limits heat transfer; less frequent need to refill
- Blueblack porcelain cast iron lid with decorative steam openings
- Attractive stone finish adds beauty to any wood stove installation
- Heavy stone is virtually tip- proof: no more spills
- Imparts no flavors to the water, no odors to the steam
- Giant 1/2 gallon capacity
Dimensions: 4-1/2″ Tall x 7-1/2″ Diameter
HearthStone soap stone steamer small print
- Should water run dry, steamer could be damaged
- If steamer is used on steel or cast iron stoves, a trivet should be used below the steamer
- Because the steamer is natural stone, it will not last forever if used on a regular basis
Its important to keep water in the kettle at all times while your wood stove is burning. In addition, you may also want a round cast iron trivet to place under the kettle in order to protect the top of your wood stove.
This genuine Soapstone Steamer is typically in stock ready to ship.