Most steamers are either too large, too cheaply-made, or, in the case of the old-fashioned metal steamer inserts, too awkward to use. I bought this steamer set a year ago and have fallen in love with it. The pot is a glazed fireproof ceramic that can sit directly on a burner. The steamer basket is made from cedar and the sieve base is made from terracotta to absorb excess moisture. You can use this steamer set in the oven or microwave as well. Both well-made and beautiful, it is 9½ inches in diameter and 11½ inches deep.