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Oster Food Steamer 5709/5711/5713 Manual

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User Manual Food Steamer
Manual de Instrucciones Vaporera de Alimentos

MODELS/MODELOS 5709, 5711, 5713

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P.N. 111858 (Rev.A)


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:

  • Do not touch hot surfaces. Use potholders when removing the cover or handling hot containers to avoid steam burns.
  • To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse the cord, plug, or base unit in water or other liquids.
  • Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  • Unplug from outlet when not in use. Unplug before putting on or taking off parts, and allow to cool before cleaning.
  • Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to an authorized Oster® Service Center for examination, repair or adjustment.
  • Do not use the outdoors.
  • Do not let the cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  • Do not operate appliance while empty or without water in the reservoir.
  • Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  • Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot food or water or other hot liquids.
  • Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  • Lift and open cover carefully to avoid scalding and allow water to drip into steamer.
  • The use of accessory attachments not recommended by this appliance manufacturer may cause hazards.


  • This appliance is intended for household use only.
  • Make sure the voltage in your outlet is the same as the voltage indicated on the appliance’s rating label.
  • The length of the cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping over a long cord.
  • For safety, it is not recommended to use an electrical extension cord with this appliance.
  • Do not immerse the base unit in water or other liquids.
  • Use with wall receptacle only.


To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug fits a polarized outlet only one way. This is a safety feature intended to help reduce the risk of electrical shock. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.


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  • Remove any labels or stickers from the appliance.
  • Thoroughly wash lid, rice bowl, upper steaming bowl, lower steaming bowl, drip tray and heating element sleeve in warm, soapy water before first use, then rinse and dry carefully. The heating element sleeve must be installed around the heating element for proper operation.
  • Wipe the inside of the water reservoir with a damp cloth.


Included is a removable heating element sleeve. Before cooking, when this sleeve is placed around the heating element, the steam function will automatically produce steam in 35 seconds. Do not operate the steamer without the heating element sleeve.


PLEASE NOTE: The heating element sleeve may be removed to allow cleaning of the heating element. On the heating element sleeve, there is a small indentation (cut) which should face downward when replaced on the heating element.



Place the unit on a flat, sturdy surface with adequate clearance (i.e., do not place under wall cabinets). The steamer unit and components are not for use in ovens (microwave, convection, or conventional) or on the stovetop.

(Step 1A) Fill the water reservoir with clean water only. Do not put any other liquids or add any salt, pepper, etc., in the water reservoir. Make sure the water does not exceed the HI fill level or go lower than the LO fill level as indicated inside the water reservoir. Then place the drip tray on the base. (Step 1B)


Or you can fill the water reservoir from the water inlet. There are MAX and MIN lines on the water box to indicate the water level. Even while food is still cooking, if the water box shows that the water level is low, you can add water accordingly to the water inlet without moving any of the steaming bowls. (Step 2)



(Step 3) Place vegetable, seafood, or other foods without sauce or liquid into the steaming bowl. Arrange food in the center of the bowl. Try not to block steam vents. You can use the lower steaming bowl as an egg tray by directly placing a total of 8 eggs on it. (Egg holding steaming tray not available on Model 5709).



Place the largest piece of food with the longest cooking time in the lower steaming bowl. Place the lower bowl on top of drip tray and base. Place the upper steaming bowl on top of the base unit, or you can place the upper steaming bowl directly on top of the lower steaming bowl. (Upper steaming tray not available on Model 5709).

Cooking times are estimates and depend on the quantity, size, required degree of cooking, and temperature of food. Consider all the cooking time given in the following guide as suggested times for double-tier steamer.

When handling and removing hot components, use POTHOLDERS to avoid burns from hot steam.



Place rice or other foods with sauce or liquid in a rice bowl. Place rice bowl in the lower steaming bowl and cover with the lid. Plug into wall outlet and set timer. When food is well cooked, unplug the unit.


TIMER SETTING (Maximum 75 Minutes)
Set the timer to the recommended cooking time (steaming times can be adjusted as per your experiment). The light turns on and steam comes in 35 seconds. The light will turn off when cooking is completed and the timer will give a signal bell.


  • Unplug the cord from the outlet. Before cleaning, allow the Steamer to cool.
  • Never immerse the Base, Cord, or Plug-in water.
  • Empty the drip tray and the water reservoir. If there is a small amount of water remaining inside the water box, you can just turn the unit upside down and water will come out from the water inlet.
  • Wash lid, steaming bowl, rice bowl, and drip tray in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry all parts, or wash on the top rack of the dishwasher.
  • Clean reservoir with soapy water then wipes with a damp cloth.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners
  • The lower steaming bowl and the rice bowl can be stored inside the upper steaming bowl with the lid on top.
  • In hard water areas, the scale may build up on the heating element. If the scale is allowed to accumulate, the steam could turn off before the food is cooked. So, after 7-10 uses, pour 3 cups clear vinegar into the water reservoir then fill with water up to the HI level. Do not place lid, steaming bowl, rice bowl, and drip tray in this procedure.
  • Plugin and set the timer to 20 minutes. When the timer rings, unplug the cord from the outlet. Allow the unit to cool completely before emptying the water reservoir. Use cold water to rinse the water reservoir several times.


  1. Do not wrap or cover when reheating bread.
  2. For leftovers, reheating times are based on foods at refrigerator temperatures.
  3. When reheating leftovers in the rice bowl, always spread leftovers evenly in RICE BOWL and use aluminum foil to cover.
  4. Experiment with your own leftovers.


any types of rice. Follow specific directions for variety used.

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  1. Clean the vegetables thoroughly. Cut off stems; trim, peel or chop if necessary. Smaller pieces steam faster than larger ones.
  2. Quantity, quality, freshness, size/uniformity, and temperature of frozen food may affect steam timing. Adjust water amounts and cooking time as desired.
  3. Frozen vegetables should not be thawed before steaming.
  4. Some frozen vegetables should be placed in the rice bowl and covered with a piece of aluminum foil during steaming. The frozen foods should be separated or stirred after 10-12 minutes. Use a long-handled fork or spoon to separate or stir foods.

Fish and Seafood

  1. The steaming times listed in the chart are for fresh, frozen, or fully thawed seafood and fish. Before steaming, clean and prepare fresh seafood and fish.
  2. Most fish and seafood cook very quickly. Steam in small portions or in amounts as specified.
  3. Clams, oysters, and mussels may open at different times. Check the shells to avoid overcooking.
  4. You may steam fish fillets in the RICE BOWL. Serve steamed seafood and fish plain or use seasoned butter or margarine, lemon or favorite sauces.
  5. Adjust steaming times accordingly.

One-Year Limited Warranty

Sunbeam Products Inc., d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions, or if in Canada, Sunbeam Corporation (Canada) Limited d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions, (collectively “Sunbeam”) warrants that for a period of one year from the date of purchase, this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. Sunbeam, at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during the warranty period. Replacement will be made with a new or remanufactured product or component. If the product is no longer available, replacement may be made with a similar product of equal or greater value. This is your exclusive warranty.

This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of initial retail purchase and is not transferable. Keep the original sales receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance. Sunbeam dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling Sunbeam products do not have the right to alter, modify or any way change the terms and conditions of this warranty.

This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product, use on improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly, repair, or alteration by anyone other than Sunbeam or an authorized Sunbeam service center. Further, the warranty does not cover Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes.

What Are the Limits on Sunbeam’s Liability?
Sunbeam shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by the breach of any express, implied or statutory warranty or condition.

Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration to the duration of the above warranty.

Sunbeam disclaims all other warranties, conditions, or representations, express, implied, statutory or otherwise.

Sunbeam shall not be liable for any damages of any kind resulting from the purchase, use or misuse of, or inability to use the product including incidental, special, consequential, or similar damages or loss of profits, or for any breach of contract, fundamental or otherwise, or for any claim brought against the purchaser by any other party.
Some provinces, states, or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from province to province, state to state or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

How to Obtain Warranty Service
In the U.S.A. –
If you have any questions regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call 1.800.334.0759 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you. In Canada –

If you have any questions regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call 1.800.667.8623 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.

In the U.S.A., this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Products, Inc., located in Boca Raton, Florida 33431. In Canada, this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Corporation (Canada) Limited, located at 5975 Falbourne Street, Mississauga, Ontario L5R 3V8.


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