The 3 level SteamVita unit is our most popular unit. Users can cook with 1 or 2 steaming chambers at a time. This unit will cook for 1 to 6 people and comes with a free 106 page SteamVita Cookbook and a set of gripping tongs. This unit is made of commercial grade stainless steel and comes with a 25-year guarantee against damage or defects during normal use.
These expedition quality SteamVita units can be used to prepare nutritious and hearty meals anywhere under the most refined or austere conditions, making it the most versatile cooking system in the world. SteamVita cooking units are ideal for use in home kitchen, on outdoor gas, electric and charcoal grills, on electric burners, over camp fires or Coleman stoves, on boats and RV's, on condominium patios, and while camping or hiking. Whether you find yourself entertaining guests inside your home, boat or RV, grilling on your patio, or at a mountain base camp, SteamVita will always produce a meal that is nutritious and delicious.
The stainless steel SteamVita system employs a series of precision manufactured, snug fitting, stackable food chambers that nest on top of a steam generating chamber filled with up to one inch of water /liquid. The upper food chambers, topped by a steam trapping lid, receive sterile steam heat from the lower water chamber when applied to a heat source. The SteamVita nested food and steam chambers are designed to fit well together to maximize heat efficiency, but allow for enough steam loss to safely eliminate the threat of excessive pressure build up. The unit simply produces steam heat, which rises from the water chamber through highly refined holes in the bottoms of each element to evenly permeate and rapidly cook the food content in the upper chambers evenly. All SteamVita units come with a snap down, stainless steel tension strapping system that secures the chambers as a single unit to increase heat efficiency during the food preparation process, while also providing a stable handle for carrying, transportation and storage.
SteamVita is a patent-pending food steaming system developed by two U.S. Army veterans from rural Maine based on their lifetime affinity for the home and outdoor preparation of fresh seafood and produce. John Brier and Jack Mosher designed the SteamVita series of stainless steel cookware to allow health conscious consumers to rapidly prepare hearty and nutritious meals virtually anywhere a heat source and water are available using a low pressure, thermal efficient steam generating system. SteamVita units are designed and manufactured to last for decades of use in all environments. Every component is forged of high quality stainless steel making each SteamVita unit extremely durable, simple to operate, easy to wipe clean, attractive looking, and completely sterile under the even the most austere conditions. SteamVita is perfect for upscale kitchens, outdoor camp sites, and everything in between.
SteamVita steamers can cook a nearly unlimited variety of foods, from appetizers to entire meals quickly and nutritiously to include:
- Crabs of all types (King, Snow, Dungenous, Blue, etc.)
- Lobster (cold and warm water)
- Fish (all types, including Salmon, Grouper, Haddock, Cod, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Flounder, Trout, Bass, Corvina, Hake, and more)
- Shellfish (all types including scallops, steamer clams, little neck clams, mussels, cherry stone clams, oysters, etc.)
- Octopus, Squid, Calamari
- Vegetables (carrots, peas, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, beets, celery, cabbage, arugala, swiss chard, spinach, kale, greens, squash, corn on the cob, zucchini, artichokes, eggplant, garlic, onions, etc.)
- Fruits (apples, pineapple, lemons, limes, bananas, plantains, grapes, and more)
- Hot Dogs
- Hard or soft steamed Eggs
- Soups, Pasta, Rice can be cooked in the liquid chamber while it generates steam to cook foods in the upper cooking chambers.
Steaming Facts: Steam is generated when water reaches a temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Steam heat is a non invasive and moisture based method of cooking that guarantees a safe, sterile and wholesome meal. Steam is 6x more powerful than boiling water for cooking, and steaming allows food to keep more nutrients than if they are boiled. As steaming uses no oil, butter, or fat in the cooking process it is also a healthy way to cook.
Steaming is a moist contact way of cooking food that uses no oils or fats, and that allows food to retain far greater flavor and nutritional benefits than boiling, frying or other methods of cooking. One or two SteamVita prepared meals per day will dramatically increase the nutritional value and overall quality of a consumer’s diet by significantly lowering caloric intake, increasing healthy portions and greatly contributing to weight loss. SteamVita offers a sustainable, no compromise approach to diet health, while enjoying unlimited combinations of delicious foods that are easy to prepare and economically purchase at your local grocer or farm stand.
Instructions on Use:
1) Place 1/2 inch to 1 inch of water / liquid in the lower steaming unit.
2) Place food in the upper steaming chambers and season to taste by adding spices, herbs, or condiments of choice.
3) Allow steam to begin generating heat and cook until food is prepared.
*Note - it is not necessary to use the fastening system when cooking with SteamVita, although it is permissible. Refer to our FAQ page for more information on use. You can add water as needed during the steaming process.
Each SteamVita unit is made from high quality stainless steel. Under normal use, each SteamVita unit should last a lifetime. Each SteamVita unit comes with a manufacturer’s 25-year guarantee from damage during normal use.
VERSATILE - Use any where there is a heat source; Kitchen, Patio Grill, RV, Boat Galley, Camp Stove, ...
DURABLE - Made 100% of Stainless Steel, not aluminum. 25 Year Guarantee!
resource efficient - Only little more than 1/4 inch of water is needed for steam. Great for outdoors activities of campers, hikers, and boaters.
QUICK - Water "flashes" into steam because typical external heat sources are so much more powerful than internal appliance heaters.
HEALTHY - Vital and often lost nutrients are neither diluted by boiling nor destroyed by excessive heat.
EASY CLEANING - No fats or oils or baked on crusts makes for easy paper towel wipe off and dishwasher safe.
SMALL - Only 6" across so takes little cooktop space and gains capacity by stacking up to 8 high! Great for tight small spaces like RV's & Apts.
CAPABLE - 3 Level SteamVita feeds from 1 to 6 people; a 5 Level SteamVita feeds form 1 to 12!
EXPANDABLE - Separately available Steam Levels can be purchased to meet everyone's needs!
STORES & TRAVELS WELL - The external strapping frame, while not needed for everyday cooking, holds all secure for stowing or hard travel. Strap to a backpack or simply throw in a pickup truck bed.
Will hold emergency items secure and away from crushing, dust & insects
EXPANDABLE - Individually available Steam Levels allows an easy increase of capacity from the original levels purchased,
Will DOUBLE AS A POT - for stews & soup broth while the liquid steams meats and vegetables to be added when complete!
Will DOUBLE AS A COLANDER - for separating or straining when in the kitchen or away from home!
DOES NOT - require much heat as only about 1/4" of water needs to be heated, so fuel resources are conserved and spaces remain cooler.
The Stainless Steel Boiling Chamber can be inverted over coals to make a small griddle
The Steam Chambers can be inverted over coals to make a series of small grills.
Sterilize drinking water - Place a series of coffee filters in steam levels, pour in water at top level, bring filtered water to a boil
"I was super excited to see this arrive on our loading dock today. When the manufacturer asked me to check it out I was thinking "ah, Ill check it out and see but whats the big deal". I was wrong I love this thing and cant wait to play with it this weekend. That said it really is simple I just see lots of possibilities. It could even be the container for a kit and then the kit container itself has some great uses. You will see this for sale at http://CampingSurvival.com soon, along with some demos and reviews from some of our friends. so be sure to check back."
-Tom President of JHL Supply / CampingSurvival.com