The Nesco 5-Quart Food Steamer steam cooks all types of food such as grains, vegetables, fruits, seafood, meat and poultry. Helps retain vitamins and minerals and bring out natural flavors. The steamer bowls are BPA-free, plus break resistant and dishwasher safe. The unit automatically shuts off when the water tank is empty. The stainless steel base is both attractive and durable.