Convection steamers are a hybrid of traditional electric steamers and countertop convection ovens. Convection steam ovens are the most common type of electric steamers. They come with a heating element that heats the air inside the oven. As the air heats up, it starts to transfer heat to the food inside. This process helps speed up the cooking process by up to 40% and also locks in the moisture of the food. They can be made from different materials, such as stainless steel, cast iron, or non-stick surfaces. Depending on the model, they might be made of one or a combination of materials. Countertop electric steamers have a heating element that heats the water inside of the device. The water is then pumped through a tube or nozzle that has a setting to control the steam that comes out. They are easy to use as they have push-button controls. They have timers to set the time of steaming. They are versatile as they can be used for cooking soups, seafood, meats, vegetables, and more.