Get started with your steam oven
Welcome to a tastier everyday with steam! Let us show you some tips and tricks on how your steam oven brings out the very best in your cooking.
Congratulations on your steam oven! Whether it´s a new purchase or if you´ve had your steam oven for a while, steam is a great cooking method. When you start using steam you will discover the advantages yourselves - but we will also introduce you to why steam is great for cooking everything from everyday meals to snacks, brunch or special occasion dinners.
Welcome to the world of steam!
First things first, what is different with a steam oven is that it cooks with steam. For that, it needs a water container that must be filled with water for the oven to work properly. The heat from the oven then turns the water into steam.
On Electrolux steam ovens the water container is placed in the upper right corner on your steam oven. With the expectation of the SteamBake oven, where it is placed in the cavity on the bottom floor of the oven. Either way, ensure to fill it up before you start cooking.
Another thing to note are the different steam levels you can use when cooking, on Electrolux steam ovens they are called Full Steam, Humidity High, Humidity Medium and Humidity Low. As a general guidance, this is what the different steam levels work well for:
- Full Steam uses continuous steam for healthy and flavourful food. Ideal for gently cooking ingredients like vegetables, rice, couscous and seafood (fish, mussels and prawns).
- Humidity High combines hot air with steam for a delicate dishes. Ideal for delicate dishes like custards, flans, terrines and fish.
- Humidity Medium combines hot air with steam for gentle stewing. Ideal for braised meat or roasted fish as well as baking bread and sweet doughs.
- Humidity Low combines hot air with steam for juicy and crispy food. Ideal for meat, poultry, fish, au gratin dishes, casseroles, roasted vegetables as well as baking pies, muffins and biscuits.
Steam makes good food even better
Make your favourite food more delicious without extra effort. Use steam when cooking vegetables, fish, meat, bread and even desserts to get those crispy outsides and moist insides full of flavour.