Steam Ovens – What You Should Know…

February 15, 2017

Once only considered for catering, restaurants and maybe the odd dedicated foodie, steam ovens are becoming increasingly popular in the humble family kitchen. But what makes them so good and why are they becoming the oven of choice? Here's a short guide to why everyone is jumping on the steam train!


Taste

Leaders in oven manufacturing, AEG says "A steam oven does everything your current oven does, but helps you to take your cooking to the next level. " They claim that adding steam to the cooking process allows for better final results. This extra moisture improves flavour, texture and colour.

(The image below shows a salmon fillet which has been poached (top) compared with one steamed in an AEG ProCombi Oven. You can watch the full video from AEG here.

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Health

"Steam-cooked vegetables retain 50% more vitamins than those boiled in water"

Cooking with steam not only retains the intense, natural food flavours, but it also retains valuable vitamins and minerals sometimes lost through other cooking methods.

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Baking

Steam ovens are extremely popular among bakers and this is down to science. Water molecules conduct heat faster than hot air, so cook more thoroughly. This leads to bigger, quicker rises and caramelisation for thicker crusts.

The AEG SteamBake oven adds a perfect amount of steam to your baking with just the touch of a button! It's no wonder "Bake Off" Fans up and down the country are converting to steam!

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Cleaning

Steam ovens are bursting with the lastest technology and have a setting for pretty much everything! Well it's nice to know that manufacturers haven't forgotten about the cleaning button! Yes that's right, most steam ovens do include cleaning cycle to make them super easy to clean up after a days baking.

So you can sit back, relax and enjoy your culinary creation!

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For more information on steam ovens or any other kitchen appliance please talk to one of the Simply Kitchens Team who will be happy to help you.

At Simply Kitchens we look at every aspect of your family life before designing your kitchen. We believe that everyone is different and will create the perfect kitchen to fit your family’s needs.

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