This is a guide to the best steam ovens of 2016 that we have on display at Spillers of Chard limited. At Spillers we have steam ovens from some of the worlds top appliance brands Miele, Siemens, Gaggenau and Neff many of these appliances are live. This is a guide to our top 4 built-in steam ovens of 2016 that we have on display at Spillers of Chard.
Miele were the innovators of built in steam ovens, the first of which was not unlike the modern pressure cooker. With more and more people choosing to steam their food as the healthy option, built in steam and steam combination ovens are becoming a must when designing a new kitchen.
Please note we have not rated the ovens in any particular order.
Miele best steam oven
Miele DGC6600XL steam combination oven (on display at Spillers of Chard). The extra large interior of this steam combination oven is made possible by the hidden water tank which is situated behind the fully motorised lift up control panel, rather than to the side of the oven cavity. Miele’s multi steam technology means that steam is generated quickly and then evenly distributed into the oven via six inlet ports for gentle even cooking.
One of the programmes that this particular model has is menu cooking and it is brilliant. Up to three types of food can be entered into the menu and the oven will tell you when and in which order to place the food in the oven. it also features the conventional oven functions being a combination oven.
Neff best steam oven
Neff C18FT58N0B compact oven with full steam (on display at Spillers of Chard). The new range of Neff compact steam and compact ovens with full steam are incredibly sleek and stylish. The newly developed water container is perfectly concealed behind the touch control panel which is revealed by a touch on the screen.
This model combines all of the heating modes of a full featured oven with those of a steam oven, in one appliance. It is easy to operate and also simple to refill the concealed one litre water container. The steam generator will create steam outside the oven cavity and the new steam inlet is in the rear wall next to the fan ensuring the steam is circulated.
Steam is a much healthier way of cooking and being able to combine conventional heating modes with a choice of three levels of humidity, low, med or high gives so much more flexibility.
Gaggenau best steam oven
Gaggenau BS471-111 combination steam oven 400 series (on display at Spillers of Chard). Gaggenau’s ovens are very contemporary in design and the 400 series are handleless so with the trend of sleek streamlined kitchen cabinetry Gaggenau is perfect. This particular combi steam has the advantage of being fully plumbed in removing the need to refill a water container and any waste water is drained away. Gaggenau steam ovens have a particularly accurate steam temperature control. This is a big advantage over steaming on a hob where you have no idea what the temperature is, with the steam oven you can cook at temperatures less than a 100 degrees centigrade which is perfect for some delicate fish for example. This model also has a sous-vide function which has become a very popular type of cooking.
In addition to steam cooking this oven can be used as a conventional oven and grill and you can also add percentages of humidity to those functions so all in all this oven is definitely for those who love food.
Siemens best single oven
Siemens CS858GRS6B compact steam combination oven (on display at Spillers of chard). The new Siemens touch display plus control panel is bigger with brighter colours, higher contrast and better resolution. it has the largest TFT touchscreen with clear text and colour images which can be viewed from any angle. Programmes and options can be chosen with ease at the touch of the screen or the turn of a central dial.
The steam combination oven is quick and easy to install as three is no plumbing required. The removable water tank is accessed behind the semi-automatic control panel which makes it convenient and easy to refill even during cooking. The steam generator is fast and efficient allowing thermostatically controlled steam temperatures if between 30-100 degrees centigrade.
This model can combine conventional cooking modes with pulse steam which can be added with three intensities.