Cooking using steam is a revolution, and the benefits of steam ovens are becoming more and more accessible thanks to innovation from some brilliant appliance manufacturers.
Steam has been used in professional kitchens for many years, but thanks to the influx of steam domestic ovens, everyone can now reap the benefits of moist cooking.
Steam cooking guarantees tender results, as it’s gentler than traditional cooking methods, so you don’t lose any textures, tastes or flavours. Steam also guarantees that vitamins and nutrients are locked in – so it's extremely healthy.
Use your steam oven to re-heat food – the steam refreshes the food, and reheating with steam is much more gentle than other methods, so your food retains its original texture and delicious tastes.
Many steam ovens have a cleaning programme, like the Bosch Logixx HBC36D753B. The cleaning programme uses a small amount of detergent and a bowl of water at the base of the appliance. You simply select the cleaning option, and press start. The steam containing detergent softens grease, so you can simply wipe the inside of the appliance clean.
Most steam ovens are designed to complement other kitchen appliances like warming drawers and microwaves, so you can keep your cooking space beautifully coordinated.
Some ovens, such as the Siemens IQ-700 HB36D272B, are steam combination ovens. It combines traditional, hot air cooking with steam to deliver delicious results – like tender roast pork with crispy crackling.