When you’re remodelling your kitchen, you’re probably preoccupied with the different materials that make up the room. There are the countertops, the cabinets, the drawers and so much more. Those are obviously very important, but the heart of your kitchen is the appliances. The appliances are the tools that you use to make and prepare food. A kitchen without quality appliances is just a room with tile flooring. You need quality appliances, and you’re obviously familiar with ovens, refrigerators, and microwaves. However, there are some new items that have grown in popularity for everyone, from celebrity chefs to busy moms. These items are steam ovens, double ovens, and convection ovens. They solve a lot of problems that are prevalent in a kitchen.
As the name implies, a steam oven is a device that heats using steam. They look like microwaves and are about the same size. They often just plug into the wall and have a small pot filled with water from which the steam comes. As the water heats up, it steams up the interior of the oven. The steam then cooks or reheats the food. A steam oven is great for vegetables that need to be steamed.
When you steam a vegetable, it cooks it while still retaining its bright colour, and the vital nutrients and vitamins do not seep into the water as they would when you boil it. Furthermore, you can reheat food without drying it out. If you’ve ever reheated food, especially something that’s low in liquid such as a chicken breast, you know how they can dry out in the oven or the microwave. The microwave works by agitating the liquid inside of your food; alternately, you can steam it to keep it moist. At your kitchen installation in Dorset, you should ask about cooking with steam.
A double oven is just a normal oven but there are two different compartments to it, meaning you can set two different temperatures. It also provides you double the amount of space. If you cook for your family regularly or if you sometimes have large dinner parties, you might need a double oven. That will allow you to slow roast something, for example, while also cooking things quickly. For example, baking tends to happen at 190 degrees Celsius while cooking pieces of meat often happens at 220 degrees Celsius. There’s no efficient way to reconcile those two. If you don’t have time to cook them separately, you need a double oven.
Finally, a convection oven does the exact opposite of a steam oven. A convection oven cooks food with dry heat to keep crispy and firm food from getting soggy. Combining those three devices will allow you to cook anything.