"nor was it designed in that way."- It's based on what I read a while ago. I don't know if this part is true. I'll read up on knives later on.
"something to saute in" - I don't plan on, or need to salute.
One of these,
Amazon.com: Joyce Chen 10-Inch Bamboo Steamer Set: Kitchen & Dining
Amazon.com: Norpro Deluxe 3-Piece Bamboo Steamer Set: Home & Garden
And the saucepan as the pot.
"make that a 3 or 4 qt...
My Main Cooking Method: Steaming
My Diet (in order of frequency): Vegs, Fruits, Whole Grains, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Seafood, Legumes, Nuts & Seeds, Spices & Herbs, Lean Meats & Turkey, Soymilk, part-skim...