Bun Steamer

Bun Steamer is a warming equipment used specially to steam various types of buns and hot dogs. It comes with a basket or a drawer meant for holding the buns while they are steamed. The capacity of a bun steamer may vary depending on home use or commercial use. Commercial bun steamers may steam upto 150 buns or more at a time, while the ones meant for home use are good enough to steam a few buns at a time.
 
 
History
 
Steaming buns started way back in the 1900s when small hot dog cart owners would steam their stale buns to make it more palatable. However, the bun steamer is a relatively new invention made by Chris Schutte in 2008.
 
 
Types
 
Bun Steamer for Home Use – These steamers are specially meant for home use and small kitchens. They are relatively smaller and may steam 4 to 6 buns at a time. They are light and easy to clean and cost much less compared to the commercial steamers.
 
Bun Steamer for Commercial Use – This type of bun steamer is mostly used by commercial establishments like fast food joints or hot dog carts. It is much larger and has two levels or racks for speedy steaming. While one of the racks is used to warm the hot dogs the other may be used to steam buns. It usually has a glass door for visibility to outsiders and a rear door for the user.
 
 
How to Buy a Bun Steamer
 
While buying a bun steamer one can simply decide on the desired capacity, and accordingly opt for a bun steamer for commercial use or home use. It is best to rely on reputed brands.
 
 
Popular Brands Selling Bun Steamer
 

  • Bake MaxIf offers a dual steamer with two shelves. It is made of stainless steel, has high quality heating elements and a temperature control.
  • Innovative Everyday Products It offers a hot dog steamer with a stainless steel rack which has two levels. The bottom one for hot dogs and the top level for buns. It is dishwasher safe.
  • Star Manufacturing It offers a bun steamer with a full size bun basket and weighs about 4 pounds.
  • APW WyottIt is made of stainless steel with tempered glass and a rear access door. It has both a hot dog steamer and a bun steamer, and is for commercial use.

Bun Steamer Blogs

How To Eat Mantou?

How To Eat Mantou? On : 11-Aug-2010 By : ifoodiee

If you love Chinese food and have been to China Town then you should be familiar with Mantou. I love this Chinese steamed bun but I know that a lot of you want to know more about how to eat Mantou. It is not so difficult to figure out how to relish...

Manapua- "hawaiian" Snack Food

Manapua- On : 30-Jul-2008 By : shantihhh

 A long time favourite in the islands a "Hawaiian" snack food called manapua is actually the classic Chinese dim sum offering char shu bao, or steamed pork buns. Chinese indeed, but adopted and renamed by the inhabitants of the Hawaiian islands,...

Hong Kong Buffet Menu

Hong Kong Buffet Menu On : 17-Apr-2011 By : healthy_food

  Food occupies a very important place in the culture of Hong Kong. Hong Kong buffet menu is well liked and appreciated worldwide for its unique flavour and texture. However it can be said that during the years Hong Kong...

How To Puree Squash

How To Puree Squash On : 18-Nov-2011 By : priyam

Squash puree is a handy ingredient to store at home since it can be used to make a variety of dishes like soups, pies, breads, rolls, buns, pastas, desserts, casseroles etc. It can be served as a side dish too. Moreover, squash puree can be frozen and...

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