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West Bend Steamer 86600

Friend gave this to me. She got it at a garage sale. No instruction manual. West Bend site doesn't have one. It is oblong and appears to be primarily a veg. steamer? Does have amounts for food, amounts, water, and cooking time printed on the side.

I haven't experimented with it yet. Want to mainly use it for rice. Of course, times and water amounts not listed on side of cooker for BROWN rice.

Any knowledge of this little baby?

Liz

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  • mowerwoman May 31, 2008

    Yippee!



    I found the manual: www.kitchenmanuals.com



    Brown Rice: 1 cup rice 1 2/3 cup water. Combine in "rice bowl" (no holes)

    Put water into bottom of cooker to the MAX amount line

    Place said rice bowl into steamer basket (holes in bottom)

    Remove "dripper pan" (Bright white flat thing with rectangular holes)

    Place rice bowl into steamer basket.





  • mowerwoman May 31, 2008

    Found manual! www.kitchenmanuals.com This appliance was produced approximately year 2000.



    For brown rice: For 2 cups rice:



    1 cup brown rice and 1 2/3 cup water combined into "rice bowl"(part with holes in the bottom.



    Put water in base to MAX mark.



    Remove "drip thing" Bright white part. Flatish with rectangular holes. Remove it!



    Place said rice bowl into steamer basket (clear basket with holes in the bottom.



    Set timer for 60 min.



  • mowerwoman Jun 02, 2008

    Place rice and water into "rice bowl" PART WITH N O HOLES.



  • Hazel1970 Jul 25, 2008

    I too have the oblong West Bend 86600 and I have lost my manual for it. It had a great recipe inside for rice pudding. I have tried the link and cannot locate the manual. Does anyone happen to have the rice pudding recipe to cook in the steamer? I would so greatly appreciate it. Thanks

  • no16 May 12, 2009

    Need to know how to use it in the most simple terms

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Rice Pudding recipe
1/2 C. regular rice, 2 C milk, 1/3 C raisins, 1/4 C sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Use Rice Bowl, don't use drip pan, water level set to MAX. Combine all ingredients in rice bowl. Cover with foil, place rice bowl in steam basket. Steam for 45 min. Remove rice bowl, stir pudding. Cover and return rice bowl to steam basket. Cook another 24 min. Remove rice bowl and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield 3 cups.

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RICE Bowl: appliance part with N O holes in the bottom ! ! ! ! Put your rice (1 cup and water 1 2/3 water in to this part). In addition, fill bottom steamer with water to the MAX level.

Liz (see above)

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I have two of these...absolutely love them!! I do 2 cups of white rice with 2 1/2 cups of water. It completely fills the rice 'basket' when done, but it won't overflow. I also add seasonings, depending on what I'll be using the rice for...Mrs. Dash's Parmesan Garlic Blend, Tastefully Simple's Garlic Garlic, etc. Just stir some into the rice before steaming! Be creative, and don't be afraid to substitute broth for water...omg, it's soooo good!

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    milliedavenp Aug 29, 2012

    Do you put water in the tray underneath?

  • Teri Monday
    Teri Monday Nov 10, 2013

    You put water in the base, up to the 2nd line.

  • Teri Monday
    Teri Monday Nov 10, 2013

    BTW, if anyone wants to do half wite and half brown rice, just soak the brown portion for 1 hour and then cook both together as if you're doing all white rice (45 min). And now I own THREE of these...found another one at Goodwill and just HAD to take it home with me lol.

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