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Steam oven is a hot option nowadays as it provide a healthy way to heat up your food. And the scientific basis for the use of steam cooking has a history of several centuries.
The earliest use of steam cooking was recorded in ancient China. Chefs filled pots with hot water, then put them in a reed basket, and again put them into hot water for steaming. After that, the French invented the pressure cooker in 1950s, which was a very convenient way to prepare meat and vegetables.
Many restaurants use steam to make food in recent years, using such method for cooking is very quick and it can keep food warm until it is served. Some household brands of electrical appliances would manufacture steam ovens now, so you may use steam cooking technology to produce food at home with ease.
When the oven is in operation, heat from the oven would turn water into steam in order to heat food up. Most of the steam ovens have a removable storage tank and you need to fill it up with water before use. Some advanced models can deliver water with a supply pipe directly. There is a valve to release the pressure inside the steam oven, which makes it very similar to pressure cookers or water heaters. Steam cooking is very suitable for the production of fine and delicate food such as a scallop or a loaf of bread. Many people also like to cook vegetables, fish, and meat with steam or to heat leftovers in order to make them a bit moister.
A steam oven allows faster cooking than a usual convection oven, steaming oven. Some models of steam ovens are even faster than microwave cooking. Usually, lots of our food leftovers will be thrown away immediately. They would lose taste and become very dry if we use a microwave oven to heat it up, steaming oven can solve such issues. Steam cooking can restore moisture of your food so it is almost as delicious as it was when it was freshly cooked. Steam oven is capable to reach very high temperatures. It can cook a chicken thoroughly within 20 minutes. Apart from cooking food quickly, steam oven do not destroy food nutrition and your food can have better flavor and taste.
Steam cooking is the healthiest way to cook food. Healthy lifestyle is highly esteemed nowadays and your eating habits depend greatly on how your food is prepared. Steam cooking can preserve the original natural flavor of vegetables. You do not need to add salt or artificial flavors to make delicious dishes. Comparing it with frying and boiling, steam cooking retains 50% more of vitamin C, it preserves the natural taste and nutrition, reduces the oxidation of food.
Another great advantage of steam oven is that we have different size of steam oven. Steam oven can be the same size of ordinary oven, or be as small as a microwave oven. And you can eat a variety of food cooked in a variety of ways: you can use different method to prepare food such as cook, bake, roast, grill, steam, defrost. Those advantages turn steam oven into the most versatile choice.
Steam oven is extremely easy to clean as it has a built-in automatic cleaning function. You only need to fill the tank with water, and then add 2-3 spoons of white vinegar, start up the furnace. After 30-40 minutes, it will be as clean as a new one.
BBE sells steam ovens from the greatest manufacturers such as Gaggenau, Miele, Whirlpool and Bosch. Those manufacturers is well-known for their good quality and highly durable kitchen appliances. We introduce you there of them:
Bosch is one of our favorite noble brands. It has been leading the market constantly in Europe. This German manufacturing oven has a total capacity of 71 liters plus by 30% more stingy energy efficiency than the A-class, 14 kinds of preset cooking functions are absolute enough for various uses. Purchasing at BBE includes two years of manufacturer's warranty.
This steam oven made by another German brand Miele has a very high price performance ratio. It has a "Masterchef" control panel to display information so you do not need to guess or estimate by yourself when you are using it for steam cooking. You can rely on it. In addition, it has top heating grill function which makes it one of our best sellers.
Gaggenau is a senior expert in German steaming furnaces. In this steam oven, you are possible to customize steam volume, decide how much hot air convection mix will be used, and control where would you like to release heat. We also like the details of its installation and machine body. It has side-swing touch-to-open door. It has built-in water pipe to connect with water supply directly, which allows you to cook without filling water storage repeatedly.
Zanussi ZOS35802XD built-in steam oven have the highest cost–performance ratio, and BBE is the sole distributor. It is made in Italy and it have extra large capcity (74L)。You may cook with 8 preset cooking functions. It provide 3 years maintenance， which is much longer period than others.
It is made in Germany and it have the most powerful baking power on the market (3500W).You may bake your food perfectly using UltraFanPlus and Food probe。EOB8857AAX also has water filler tube design so you do not need to interrupt the cooking process for adding water.