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Electric food steamers are steamers that are powered by electricity and cook food items by using steam while reducing labor time and energy efficiently. Steaming is a cooking method that employs hot vapor in an enclosed environment and does not deplete food of its vitamins and nutrients, thereby keeping the food nutritious, moist, and tasty. Electric food steamers are fitted with timers and use steam to cook food effectively and thoroughly in a way that locks in moisture and flavor without adding fat or other calories to it. Steamers have been used since a long time to cook a variety of food, including rice, vegetables, poultry, and meat, among others and it helps in retaining the nutritional value of food. Food steamers are gaining popularity in modern households as they are the quickest method of steaming and represent a healthy and convenient way to cook food, unlike baking, grilling, or frying.
Key drivers of the global electric food steamer market are lesser time consumption for food preparation, ease of handling, and increasing demand for healthy food items over fried and roasted ones as it reduces the risk of several diseases. Steamed food is associated with several health benefits, and using a steamer eliminates the need of oil for preparing the food, thereby making it healthier. Electric food steamers are becoming rapidly popular as a part of electrical kitchen appliances due to their ease of usage, aided by features such as, timer and automation. However, equipment malfunction due to corrosion are likely to hamper the electric food steamer market. Nevertheless, rise in preference for steamed food, prepared through water-saving technology is likely to provide significant growth opportunities to the market in the near future.
The global electric food steamer market can be segmented based on placement, tier, end-user, distribution channel, and region. On the basis of placement, the market can be divided into countertop and freestanding. Based on tier, the market can be classified into single tier, double tier, triple tier, and multi-tier. A majority of food steamers is fitted with multi-tier baskets to enable the steaming of multiple food items. In terms of end-user, the electric food steamer market can be categorized into residential, commercial, and industrial. In terms of distribution channel, the electric food steamer market can be classified into hypermarkets/supermarkets, specialty stores, online retailers, and others (brand outlets, independent vendors, etc.). Steamers are expected to gain popularity as people are getting inclined toward healthy eating habits.
In terms of region, the global electric food steamer market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America is anticipated to dominate the global market, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. North America is anticipated to account for a major market share, owing to urbane lifestyle of people, increase in preference for usage of electric food steamers, and strong distribution network in the region. The electric food steamer market in Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a significant pace, owing to rise in disposable income of people, expansion of distribution channels, and changing lifestyle in developing countries, such as, India and China. Due to the rising number of cafes and commercial hangout outlets in Middle East & Africa, the electric food steamer market in the region is anticipated to grow at a constant pace, followed by the market in South America.
Leading manufacturers in the electric food steamer include Cleveland Range, G.S. BLODGETT CORPORATION, Southbend, AccuTemp Products, Inc, Vulcan, Antunes, Crown Verity Inc., EmberGlo, Hobart Corporation, Nemco Food Equipment, LTD., SALVIS Aktiengesellschaft, and Unified Brands. Manufacturers are increasing their R&D capabilities to diversify their product range and making efforts to enhance their product quality by introducing advanced technologies, such as, water saving technology for electric steamers. Market players are anticipated to face high competition due to the presence of several local vendors. This is likely to lead to the introduction of advanced products in the market during the forecast period.
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