I bought this steamer here a little over a year ago (for $7-$8 less than what the price is now) and, for some reason, didn’t get around to using it until just now. Well, I sure have been wasting my time because I just steamed 2 cups of the best farm-freshr6 broccoli that I’ve ever eaten. Not too hard, not too soft; it was just perfect! In fact, I couldn’t stop eating it (and we’re talking about broccoli here). I haven’t tried it with other veg yet and I also haven’t washed it (and if I end up having a problem, I will definitely be back here) but wow, for only 3 minutes and 30 seconds in the microwave, that had to be the best broccoli I’ve ever eaten.