Unlike some other steamer pots on overstock.com, these items are not seconds. In other words, all of the lids fit very well.
I use these pots for primary wine fermentation (without the steamer insert).
I use the steamer inserts outside for many, many purposes including: keeping root vegetables in sand for storage, as waste disposal inside my wheel barrow or garden cart, as organizers in my outbuilding, and to help clean vegetables.
One more comment: even though I do not use these items for cooking, I believe they would be great vessels to cook in since they have a heft to them meaning (I think) food would not burn readily.
Oh, yes, I checked out prices for the same item elsewhere and these prices beat hands down.
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