It’s no secret that the more moisture there is in your food, the tastier and juicier it’ll be. That’s why these ovens use steam to cook your food rather than just hot air. They work by turning water into hot steam which gently cooks your food, preserving and improving the natural flavours, texture and colour.
As the name suggests, everything you cook in here will be steamed to perfection and work at 100% humidity levels all the time.
These ones give you the option to add steam to the cooking process if you like. So, they’ll use a combination of air and steam, which results in a crispy outside and a fluffy inside.
These ovens give you everything you want from a standard oven, with a steam function as an added extra. Most of these models will have a water tank that needs to be filled so you can use it as a steam oven.
Steam helps to lock in flavours, colours and textures to make all your dishes delicious. So, whether you’re roasting a chicken or baking a cake, steam cooking is designed to bring out the best taste.
No more dry roasts! By cooking with steam, foods are crispy on the outside and moist in the middle – exactly as they should be. It means you don’t have to worry about anything drying out.
Humidity can make a huge difference when it comes to baking. Puddings, cakes, whatever you’re making, getting the moisture levels right is half the battle.
Cooking with steam means you don’t need to add oils or fats during the process and helps to keep the natural nutrients and minerals trapped inside.
VarioSteam lets you add steam to dishes at three intensity levels. A low level is perfect if you’re reheating a dish you’ve cooked earlier, while a higher level would be great for a fluffy baked bread. In addition to VarioSteam, this oven is also packed with lots of other features to make cooking easier and the results better.
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A steam oven uses steam to cook your food, rather than just hot air. You can choose from full steam, combination, or steam function ovens to suit your cooking style.
They work by turning water into hot steam which gently cooks your food, preserving and improving the natural flavours, texture and colour.
Some steam ovens can be fully plumbed into your kitchen and have a constant water supply. Lots of models also come with a tank or reservoir that’ll need filling in order to use the steam function.
There are 3 different types of steam oven to choose from. Full steam, combi steam and ovens with a steam function. If you want to have normal oven function, we recommend the latter. This will mean you get all the benefits of traditional cooking with a steam option when you want it.
Steam ovens are suitable for cooking all kinds of foods from meats and vegetables to fish and desserts. However, they can make the biggest different in dishes where you want the results to be moist or juicy, like roasted meats and cakes.
Steam cooking can often be a lot faster, particularly when preparing large quantities. If you often cook for lots of people or in large batches a steam oven could make cooking a lot quicker.
This will depend on each individual model, but generally steam ovens tend to operate at a lower overall wattage than traditional ovens. These ones will use less energy.
Yes. Check out ovens with a steam function here for the best of both worlds.
Steam cooking is a great way to achieve the best flavours from your food in a healthy way, but which type of steam oven to go for is worth some consideration. You can choose from full steam, combination or ovens with steam functions. Also, be sure to check out AO finance options available on selected models for a flexible way to pay for your steam oven.