Todd and Sheri from Duerden’s Appliance and Mattress stopped by our GTU kitchen today to show us how to use our new steam oven. This can bake just like a regular oven, but can also do all steam or a combination of steam and baking.
Steam ovens have several functions, with the most basic being pure steam. After filling up the water carafe it’s ready to go. The cavity will fill with steam and because steam carries a lot more heat than dry air, it can get a lot done at a lower temperature. It actually refreshes your food rather than dehydrating it, so it is great for vegetables, fish, meat and reheating.
Most people don’t now that you can use steam ovens for bread and pastries, and in fact, most good bakeries do! When you use auto-steam bake, you set both the steam and the convection temperature. It will do the first third of the cycle in all steam, then transition to convection. Convection is the fan at the back moving the air during baking. What you get is a beautiful soft inside, with a golden crust.
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