Cooking with steam is one of the healthiest ways to cook! The steam envelopes the food and puts no pressure on the food so the vitamins & minerals aren’t cooked out of it.
The main advantage of cooking with steam is:
- Virtually no nutrients are lost: When food is not immersed in water the vitamins and minerals aren’t cooked out so you will get roughly 50% more vitamins & minerals in your vegetables.
- It is a low-fat way of cooking: The fat will separate itself and drip into the baking pan.
- Reheating: When you reheat with steam you won’t lose the original moisture and flavors in the food.
- Easier meal preparation: When using steam you can cook multiple foods at once and not share the flavors.
On most of the steam ovens they are actually combination units which means they offer both steam and convection features. By having this you can use either option by itself or combine them making this the most versatile appliance in your kitchen. When combining both features meat and poultry will be moist and not dried out and bread will have a crispy crust and moist center.
We currently have steam ovens on display from Thermador, Bosch, Wolf, Miele & Jenn-Air. Most of these units are fully functional for you to come in and demo. Call today with questions! 440-449-2650
Written by Rick Ritt, Builder Sales Specialist
A lot of people have a convection oven but rarely use this setting. I find that people tend to shy away from the convection setting because they are not familiar with it. When baking or cooking it is typically with a purpose so you want it to turn out well! If you have a convection oven but haven’t use it yet for this reason go to the store to buy some cheap frozen cookie dough and try it out! I promise, you will love it. Here is a list of major benefits of having a convection oven:
- Faster pre-heat time
- More even heating throughout the oven
- Less hot pockets on one side or the other of the oven
- The ability to cook/bake on multiple racks at the same time
- Better browning
- Reduces cook time
Now, keep in mind that there are dishes you still would not want to use convection with. A cake for instance is very delicate. The additional movement of air introduced with the convection setting can affect the outcome.
The KitchenAid wall oven offers a great feature to acquaint you with convection. They call is the EasyConvert. Here is how KitchenAid explains the feature to us:
EasyConvect™ Conversion System
Takes the guesswork out of convection cooking by ensuring exceptional results when experimenting with new recipes or familiar favorites
The feature will automatically adjust your recipes to use the convection setting. It may eliminate time or adjust the temperature just slightly.
We know that change is scary, but sometimes it is worth it! Give us a call at 440-449-2650 if you have any questions or would like any further information.