Everyday use this veritcal steamer/cooker has what it takes to do this job. With Norpro's tri-ply encapsulated base and heavy suty stainless steel construction, you can perform professionally in your kitchen. Uniform heating avoids hot spots. Quick, efficient heat conductivity. Ideal for corn, brocoli, cauiliflower,carrots, potatoes, crab legs, shelish, hotdogs, artihokes and asparagus.