If you have been looking for a little something different to cook, instead of just a regular oven or stove-cooked meal, it is a good idea to think about steaming cones. These are not widely known about, but once you try them out, you will see just how beneficial they can be. Steaming cones allow you to hold in a liquid or sauce inside the cone so that you are able to marinate a bird from the inside out. Whether you are using a special marinade or seasoning for your turkey or you want to make beer can chicken, these steaming cones are perfect.
The highest rated steaming cones available on Amazon are the Cook’s Choice Beer Can and Marinade Sittin’ Chicken and Turkey Combo Steamers. A long name for an excellent product you will grow to love. We found very little drawbacks and a long list of benefits for these handy little kitchen aids. You can use these cones for both chickens and turkeys. There is one a little smaller than the other that is clearly labeled for chicken, while the larger one is for turkeys. The turkey cone steamer is 6×6 inches and the chicken one measures 5×4.25 inches.
Both of these cooking cones are glazed on the inside and outside with a ceramic glaze. This gives them a smooth look and touch, while protecting them from the heat and anything you put inside. The ceramic also provides a n easy way to clean them. They are dishwasher safe, but also not difficult to hand wash if needed. The bottom is also glazed and flat, so you can set them on any base, from a rack in your oven, inside a roasting pan, or even right on your grill.
The steaming cones are meant to flavor your bird with anything you like, such as a can of beer, marinade, sauce, or juice. When you have this liquid sitting inside your bird during the cooking process, it provides more flavor and also helps to keep the bird moist. This is a good alternative to actually sticking a beer can inside the bird, which is the original way to make beer can chicken.
We found the steaming cones to be durable and easy to use. There weren’t any drawbacks made apparent right away. They are affordable, easy to clean, and come with simple instructions for using them properly.