Black & Decker HS90 Use And Care Book Manual

Black & decker use and care book food steamer/rice cooker hs90


Handy Steamer Plus
Food Steamer/Rice Cooker
Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


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  • Page 1 SAVE THIS USE AND CARE BOOK Handy Steamer Plus ™ Food Steamer/Rice Cooker 800-231-9786 QUESTIONS? Please call us TOLL FREE Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. MODEL HS90...
  • Page 2: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: I Read all instructions. I Do not touch hot surfaces. Use potholders when removing cover or handling hot containers. I To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord, plug or base unit in water or other liquid.
  • Page 3: Overview

    1. Cover with tabs 2. Rice Bowl 3. Steaming Bowl with handle openings 4. Drip Tray 5. Base 6. Cooking Light 7. Timer 8. Steaming Guide (on back of unit) 9. Bowl Divider 10. Heater Element 11. Water Reservoir in Base with Lo, Med and Hi Fill Marks Do not place the unit directly under cabinets when operating POINTS TO...
  • Page 4: Cooking In The Steaming Bowl

    Some water will remain in the Water Reservoir after the Steamer has turned off; this is normal. Do not use any Steamer parts in microwave or on any cooking/heated surface. How To Use Figure A COOKING IN THE STEAMING BOWL (See Steaming Guide for suggested cooking times, techniques and water fill levels.)
  • Page 5 Steaming Bowl Figure B Place the foods to be steamed into the Steaming Bowl. You may add seasonings, such as lemon slices, fresh dry herbs, seafood seasoning mix, etc. to the food. Place the Cover on the Steaming Bowl. Make sure the handles line up over each other and the tabs fit properly into the openings.
  • Page 6: Cooking Rice

    Rice Figure C Figure D Fill Water Reservoir with cold tap water to appropriate fill line. Do not use wine, broth or other liquids. Put Steaming Bowl onto the Base. Add rice and water to Rice Bowl. Place Rice Bowl with rice and water into the Steaming Bowl.
  • Page 7 GUIDELINES: Always place the Bowl Divider in the Steaming Bowl prior to the start of steaming (even if empty and food is to be added later.) If steaming foods with different water levels, always use the higher water level of the 2 foods. Refer to Steaming Guide for water levels to use for each food.
  • Page 8 If food in the Bowl Divider is done first, remove Bowl Divider - using potholder to grip hot handle - and continue cooking other food. SUGGESTED FOOD COMBINATIONS Carrots and Red Potatoes Medium water level 1 1/2 cups carrots (1/8” thick slices) 4 potatoes, quartered Place carrots in Bowl Divider, fully opened.
  • Page 9 Boneless Chicken Fillets and Cut Green Beans Medium water level 1/2 lb. cut green beans (1 1/2 cups) 2 chicken fillets (each 1/4 lb., 3/4” thick) Open Bowl Divider fully and fill with green beans. Place chicken fillets in Bowl. Start together. Set Timer for 30 minutes.
  • Page 10 When bell sounds and Cooking Light stops glowing, unplug cord from outlet. Pour out vinegar solution and using a non- abrasive plastic brush, scrub the Heater Element. Rinse only interior surfaces with fresh water. Exterior of Base: Wipe Base and cord with a damp cloth, then dry thoroughly.
  • Page 11: Fresh Vegetables Cooking Chart

    Figure E NOTE: The water levels in the Base of the Steamer are as follows: Lo level = 1 1/2 cups or 12 ounces Medium level = 2 1/2 cups or 20 ounces High level = 4 cups or 32 ounces FRESH VEGETABLES Weight, as specified for some vegetables in the Guide, is the purchased weight of the food before it is trimmed, peeled, or cleaned.
  • Page 12 Weight/Or Fresh Number Vegetables Pieces Asparagus, 1 lb. Spears (about 3/8” - 1/2” in diameter) 1 1/2 lbs. (3/8” - 1/2” in diameter) Beans, 1 lb. Green/Wax Cut or Whole 1 1/2lbs. Broccoli, 1 lb. Spears 1 1/2 lbs. Brussels 1 lb.
  • Page 13 Weight/Or Fresh Number Vegetables Pieces Cauliflower Medium size Whole Head (about 2 1/2 lbs. untrimmed) Flowerets 1 head (1 1/4 - 1 1/2 lbs. untrimmed - med.) Corn on Cob Up to 8 pieces (2 3/4”- 3 1/2” in length) Snow/Chinese Pods 1/2 lbs.
  • Page 14 Weight/Or Fresh Number Vegetables Spinach 1 lb. Squash 1 lb. Summer (Yellow) medium and Zucchini size FROZEN VEGETABLES Times given are for the contents of one or two boxes or bag of the size specified for the frozen vegetable. Foods listed are not packaged in butter or a sauce; most are placed directly into the Steaming Bowl.
  • Page 15 Pkg. Weight/ Frozen Or Number Vegetables Pieces Broccoli 2 pkgs. Chopped (9-10 ounces) Spears 1 pkg. (16 ounces) Brussels Sprouts 2 pkgs. (9-10 ounces) Carrots 2 pkgs. Baby, Whole (9-10 ounces) Cauliflower 2 pkgs. (9-10 ounces) Corn 2 pkgs. (9-10 ounces) On Cob Up to 9 half ears...
  • Page 16 SEAFOOD AND FISH Steaming times provided are for fresh, or frozen and thawed, seafood and fish. Clean and prepare fresh seafood and fish, as appropriate, before steaming. Most seafood and fish cook quickly. Steam in small quantities, or in amounts as specified.
  • Page 17 Type Of Seafood/Fish Amount Fish Fillets 1/2 lb. (Fresh, or frozen (1/4” - 1/2” and thawed) thick) Sole Flounder Other favorite fillets Poached Sole Dijon* 1 - 1 1/4 lbs. fillets *Your favorite (4-6 fillets of fish fillets can similar size be substituted each about for sole.
  • Page 18 CHICKEN, FRANKFURTERS To steam chicken pieces: Select pieces of similar size and weight for even cooking. Trim off fat; removal of skin is recommended. Arrange in single layer; see Tips in Steaming Guide. Steam until well done - when juices run clear. Check for doneness next to any bone and in thickest area.
  • Page 19 Weight/Or Chicken, Number Frankfurters Frankfurters About 7/8” Up to 7” long in diameter, uncooked 2 lbs. (16-20) RICE There are many different kinds of rice. The more common ones, listed in the Steaming Guide, vary in the amount of water that is combined with rice in the Rice Bowl, and in the cooking time.
  • Page 20: Rice Cooking Chart

    For flavored rice, substitute the specified amount of water that is combined with rice in the Rice Bowl with beef or chicken broth, consomme or bouillon. For a tasty change from plain rice, refer to recipe for Parmesan Rice with Spinach. At completion of steaming, carefully remove Rice Bowl from Steaming Bowl;...
  • Page 21 Combine in Rice Bowl Amount Type of Rice Rice White (cont.) MINUTE 2 cups ® Brand Original MINUTE 2 cups ® Brand Premium Long Grain REHEATING When reheating breads, a foil cover is not needed. For leftovers, reheating times are based on foods at refrigerator temperatures. When reheating leftovers in the Rice Bowl, always arrange/spread leftovers evenly in Rice Bowl and be sure to use a foil cover.
  • Page 22 Foods Weight/Or To Be Number Reheated Muffins Up to 6 (At refrigerator (Medium size; temperature) in paper baking cups) LEFTOVERS (REFRIGERATED) Leftovers are easily reheated in the Steamer. The following are some examples. Experiment with your own leftovers. Leftovers Weight/Or To Be Number Reheated...
  • Page 23 Weight/Or Number Other Foods Pieces Oatmeal 2/3 cups oats Regular, 1 cup hot Old Fashioned tap water Oatmeal 1 1/3 cups Regular, oats; 2 cups Old Fashioned hot tap water Water Approx. Rice Drip Fill Line Bowl Tray In Base (Minutes) 10 mins.
  • Page 24 Change rice into a colorful and flavorful side dish by adding spinach and nutmeg. Using the Handy Steamer Plus ™ to cook rice prevents the nuisance of a saucepan boiling over or having to scrub a pan with scorched, crusty rice. 1.
  • Page 25 Peel ‘n eat shrimp may be somewhat messy, but they’re an irresistible treat. Using the Handy Steamer Plus™ lets the steam cook the shrimp while adding flavor from the spicy seasoning, lemon and vegetables. Serve with a favorite sauce and plenty of napkins. 1.
  • Page 26 Bread puddings are quintessential, old-fashioned comfort food. This one is made extra tasty by the addition of sliced apple, raisins and walnuts. 2 red cooking apples 2 tablespoons softened butter or margarine 6 slices day-old bread (sandwich slice size; firm or soft type) Wash and core apples;...
  • Page 27 ELECTRICAL CORD AND PLUG POLARIZED PLUG The cord length of this appliance was selected to reduce safety hazards that may occur with a longer cord. If more cord length is needed, an extension cord may be used. It should be rated not less than 10 amperes, 120 volts, and should have Underwriters Laboratories listing.
  • Page 28 “Electric Appliances - Small - Repairing.” If mailing or shipping your Handy Steamer Plus Steamer/Rice Cooker, pack it carefully in a sturdy carton with enough material to prevent damage. The original carton is not suitable for mailing. Include a note describing the problem to our Service Center and be sure to give your return address.
  • Page 29 TWO-YEAR WARRANTY Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product against any defects that are due to faulty material or workmanship for a two-year period after the original date of consumer purchase or receipt as a gift. This warranty does not include damage to the product resulting from accident or misuse.
  • Page 30 Listed by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Copyright © 1991, 1993 Black & Decker Pub. No. 168633-16-RV00 Printed in China...

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