If the house has no special duplex pans, the upper part of which is a tank with holes, through which will penetrate vapor, take an ordinary colander. You can also use shape and without holes, the main requirement is that it applies only to the fact that it should fit completely in a large diameter container.
Fill a large pot is the amount of hot water to reach the bottom of the colander or two-thirds covers the continuous capacity placed in it. It is important that the boiling water does not get into the containers with the products, otherwise the whole effect of the water baths will be lost, all the nutrients from the product will go into the water.
Put the saucepan on the fire and wait until the water in it boils. Immerse in the container of smaller diameter and capacity, which are products. If it's meat patties or meatballs, you can lightly grease the pan with oil to avoid sticking of meat.
After boiling, reduce heat and cover the pan with a lid, this will keep inside the tank a sufficiently high temperature. The readiness of the product is determined by the sample and taking into account the recommendations of specific recipes. For vegetables requires 30-40 minutes, depending on their density. The longest stewed cauliflower and carrots. Meat can be cooked longer, but here a great role plays the thickness of the piece.
Water bath allows you to cook without using fats, which makes meats more diet. Vegetables, steamed, retain all the vitamins and minerals, without giving them the broth in which they could cook. Hence the advantages of meals for a couple is obvious.
Cook in a water bath just enough, just need to ensure that water from the main tank does not boil dry faster than cook the desired dish. For brewing of herbs or rose hips will take only 15-20 minutes.