My favorite steaming tool
I needed to be able to reach back into my oven to pour water into my lava stone filled iron pans. A 7" small for pre steaming and the extra large 12" iron pan filled with lava rock because with this size I can add more water for extra steam if needed. I leave them in oven the whole time. I steam from above because my 2 stones are made to cover the complete shelf and I leave both stones because I like room it gives for baking. I took my ladle that holds just under a '1/2' cup of hot water and bent it so the handle became even with the cup. Now I can easily reach far back and with an oven mit and without my hand or arm going into the oven itself and I don't have to worry about breaking blubs, oven glass 'it's still covered with a towel. I tried several pouring devices..this works great for me and was simple to make..I just bent the handle. Now I have a very long reach with just a simple twist of my wrist to pour in the water. I grab the towel off the oven glass door with my left hand and quickly shut the oven door with my right with ladle still in hand.