Steaming food is one of the healthiest ways of cooking and while common in many Asian cuisines, it is becoming increasingly popular around the world.
The ‘Ding’ steamer set is a contemporary reinterpretation of a classic Chinese typology and consists of a cooking pot with an accompanying cedar wood steamer basket with a unique terracotta base. Terracotta is a material ideally suited in this context as it absorbs and retains excess moisture, thus stopping the food from becoming soggy. This feature also gives this otherwise ubiquitous commodity item a distinct character. The pot itself is made from glazed fireproof ceramic, which is highly resilient and can be placed directly on top of a heat source or used separately for oven cooking.
The ‘Ding’ steamer pot is available in three sizes, with stackable steamer baskets in two different heights. The range has also been complemented with a ceramic steam poacher, a circular trough shaped accessory originating from China’s Yunnan province.
Produced by: Jia Inc
Awards: iF Gold Product Design Award (2011), Good Design Award “G Mark” (2010), Design Plus Award (2011 & 2013), German Design Award Nominee (2011), Golden Pin Design Award (2010)
Credit: Photo 1 and 6-10 courtesy of JIA Inc.