IMUSA Tamale Steamer Product Review & Giveaway

imusa tamale steamer review
Tamale Steamer Review
You need the right tools to make certain foods, and until recently I didn’t have a steamer in my house. Before I would only steamable vegetables that you microwave, without the right pan I didn’t even try to do it any other way.

That is until IMUSA sent me their Aluminum Tamale and Seafood Steamer to test and review. When the steamer first arrived my first thought was it looked similar to my other stock pots, with the exception of the indentation at the bottom. The lid fit securely in and inside was an insert that allowed the steam to come up through the unit.

The steamer not only works for tamales and seafood, but also vegetables – that made me extremely happy! I’m allergic to seafood, so what was I going to make the first time in the steamer? Since we love Mexican food I decided to try making Chicken Tamales – you can see the Chicken Tamale recipe here!

To use the steamer, you simply fill the bottom with water and put in your ingredients on top. For the tamales I lined the bottom with extra corn husks to aid in the cooking. Once the water starts to boil, you simply put the lid on and your food will steam! It was extremely easy to use and our food came out perfect the first time I tried it – I was happy about that!

tamale steamer

After my tamales were done and I let the pan cool I did notice some discoloration from the steaming process. These stains did not go away after I washed and scrubbed the pan. I also noticed that when the pan cooled a dent formed from where grate from our gas burner is. Despite these changes to the pan, it isn’t the first time I’ve had this happen with pans. While it doesn’t always look pretty, it doesn’t change the performance of the pan in the future.

tamale steamer

I am extremely happy with the pan and how the tamales turned out! I can’t wait to try steaming vegetables in it or making more tamales.

IMUSA is giving one of my readers the chance to win their own Tamale Steamer set! Be sure to read below how you can enter!

How can you win?
Enter to win with the form below. The mandatory entry is leaving a comment on this blog post telling me what you would make in your new steamer if you won! If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form linked with the button below!

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  1. My boyfriend is from Texas and has been promising to make me tamales for the last 5 years. With this pot, I would make him keep that promise! lol … or it might just be broccoli and cauliflower to start til we find some corn husks locally 🙂

  2. What an amazing tool for the kitchen!! The first thing I’m making is barbacoa, that way I’ll have a little snacky for when I call up my girls and we start making tamales! YUMMO!!

  3. This is perfect for my mom she loves to make Tamales with this and i know she would love it .. since i didn’t get her anything for X-mas this will be the perfect gift for her.. Thank you so much 🙂 Happy New Year’s

  4. I would learn how to make me some delicious homemade Tamales.
    But, after that I would prepare me some crawfish, lobster, crabs, clams, potatoes, and corn on the cob. Yummy, I would love to win, Thanks for the fabulous opportunity.

  5. Tamales! I’m so homesick. I haven’t been home to see my family in New Mexico in almost 9 years!! Maybe I would give it to my brother in NM, who is the best cook I know. 🙂

  6. If I won, I would try to make steamed Asian dumplings. My family loves them, but the frozen ones are way to high in sodium and we like to use local (like our back yard) ingredients.

  7. I had no idea that there was such a thing as a tamalae steamer– it sure would have come in handy a week ago when I made six dozen– thanks


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