Is a steam oven worth considering?
Steam ovens have been available for some time, yet they are frequently overlooked. This is unfortunate because a steam oven can significantly enhance the taste of your food and your overall cooking experience.
"The steam oven is versatile and suitable for cooking a wide range of foods, even reheating leftovers."
Some individuals think that steam ovens are solely designed for vegetables and fish, but they are equally well-suited for cooking poultry, meat, and baked goods.
Kitchen expert, Thomas Karlsen
Features of the steam oven
Steam ovens have gained popularity among professional chefs for good reason. Cooking with steam is gentler on food compared to traditional ovens because it uses lower temperatures. The hot steam surrounds the food, preventing it from drying out and intensifying its flavor.
Using a steam oven doesn't make cooking more complicated or time-consuming. Furthermore, steam ovens are easy to clean and maintain their appearance.
Combining steam with a conventional oven
A combination oven, when used alongside a traditional oven or a microwave oven, offers a wide range of cooking options. What sets it apart is its ability to blend steam and hot air, resulting in a restaurant-level taste for your dishes.
For instance, when baking bread in a combination oven, you can achieve a crisp surface while retaining moisture inside. The same goes for meat, which develops a golden, crispy exterior while remaining tender inside.
If you frequently enjoy leftovers, a combination oven is a valuable tool. By utilizing a mixture of steam and hot air, you can prevent leftovers from becoming dry and unpalatable.
Three benefits of a steam oven
When you cook your food in a steam oven, you preserve up to 50% more vitamins and minerals compared to boiling and frying. This is because many nutrients are lost when food is cooked at temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Celsius.
A steam oven has the advantage of keeping food juicy and preventing it from drying out, which can easily happen in a traditional oven. This is especially beneficial for vegetables and fish, which tend to dry out quickly in a conventional oven.
Improved colour preservation
When you use a steam oven, the colour of your food is better preserved because the gentle cooking process at a lower temperature prevents colour loss that can occur in a traditional oven.
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