Many of our clients are interested in incorporating a steam oven into their kitchen design but are never quite sure what it does…
As a Premium Miele Partner we will show you a few options from their Appliance range and try to explain in a few steps what a steam oven does and what the main benefits are.
Steaming is a process of cooking food in steam, a method steeped in tradition and dating back thousands of years. It is likely that before fire was discovered, prehistoric man cooked food over hot springs.
Steam Combination Oven, M Touch DGC 6800 XL, Available through IDW&D £3,178
Comparison: Steam Oven vs. Conventional Oven.
You can cook most things you would in a conventional oven in a steam oven; many favourites are vegetables, fish and desserts. The Multisteam technology developed by Miele for their steam ovens work by distributing steam through 8 ports heating up the oven quickly for even cooking. The steam distributed in the oven enables the food to be cooked without loosing moisture.
Because steam is able to transfer heat to food much faster than boiling water, you can cook, reheat and defrost food much faster in the steam oven than on the hob or in a conventional oven.
Which size steam oven?
Built-in Steam ovens are available for a 45cm high niche, which provides a maximum 38 litre capacity. If you pair it with a single oven it would give you two options of cooking for a larger audience.
The Multi steam technology works by filing water in the easy to access water containers inside the appliances. This makes them very easy to operate and keep clean.
Essentially cooking with steam allows to you to cook your food at the right temperature without added fats or oils.
As the food is not sitting in water, the goodness does not drain out, and the 13 vitamins as well as minerals and trace elements that are essential to good health are almost fully retained. For example, steamed food contains up to 50% more vitamin C than traditionally cooked food.
We found a copy of the official Miele Steam Oven Cookbook! Wonderful selection of recipes.. you can even make a colourful Bouillabaisse, Moules Marinieres and Caribbean chicken.. the possibilities are endless!
Have we tickled your tastebuds?! read more about the Miele Steam Ovens on their website. Or better still we would be happy to arrange a appointment for you to see a Miele advisor at the London Experience Centre.
Call the Ian Dunn Team on 020 8613 1781 or email email@example.com
*Extracts taken from the Miele Steam Cookbook - Credit Miele Company Ltd
*Image credit, Miele and Miele Video extracted from YouTube
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