Reuse Healthy Choice Steamer Baskets

If you are trying to eat healthier and steam vegetables in your microwave, a bowl from Healthy Choice steamers works well time after time. You will also be recycling at the same time. I love not having to drag out my strainer all the time.


By christine lauderback

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October 29, 20101 found this helpful

I absolutely love your idea but if the basket has a recycle number stamped on the bottom that is anything other than #2, #4 or #5 it is not safe to reuse for food or beverages (especially in a microwave) because of chemicals that leach from the plastic. :-( If there is no number stamp I would call the 800 number for Healthy Choice and ask them what the recycle number is for the basket.

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October 15, 20180 found this helpful

It has a number 5 on the bottom

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November 1, 20100 found this helpful

This also makes a great single size pasta serving too!

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November 17, 20100 found this helpful

I posed the question to ConAgra about reusing the bowls and the following


is taken from an e-mail from ConAgra's Consumer Relations Dept:

"Thank you for your email concerning our Healthy Choice® Cafe Steamers, a product of ConAgra Foods.

We do not recommend re-using the Cafe Steamers bowls. Our Healthy Choice Café Steamers packaging was designed to maximize quality and performance of our packaging, while providing the best possible value to our consumers. We do not recommend or warrantee the bowl and basket for multiple or alternate uses. "

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June 21, 20190 found this helpful

Loved the product but this is a deal breaker. Looks like the bowl will be a painting palette sometime soon

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July 28, 20190 found this helpful

Why would they take on any additional risk by recommending that consumers reuse their steamer basket. ConAgra already made their money selling you the frozen meal. Now you want them to take on being sued because they recommend people reuse the steamer basket?

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April 29, 20200 found this helpful

Of course they would say that. Eliminates liability but also translates to more sales of their products. Dun!!!

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October 25, 20190 found this helpful

To reuse as a steamer: how much water would you use? Cover with Saran? For how long? Thanks for the information.

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