4 Reasons Why Steam Cooking Is Better
There are numerous benefits to cooking with an F.BLÜMLEIN steam oven, but we’ll just go over a few main advantages. If you are interested in the history of steam cooking, check out part 1.1 of this three part series for more info.
As promised, here are 4 of the top reasons why you need an F.BLÜMLEIN Steam Oven in your kitchen!
1. Faster cooking times
As we mentioned in part 1.2, 212 degree water is a much better conductor of heat compared to 400 degree dry air you get from your oven. A steam oven can preheat and cook much faster compared to a traditional oven due to the small interior area. This small cooking area also allows for a more even heat distribution compared to your large gas or electric oven.
2. Juicier, more tender food
Because you are cooking in a very moist environment, food does not have a chance to dry out like it does with other high-heat cooking methods. You will never have to chew through a dry chicken breast or leather porkchop again if you choose to cook with steam because the steam traps in all of the moisture of your food.
3. Health benefits of steam cooking
Cooking with steam provides a very wet environment so there is no need to use extra cooking oils or sprays. This can save you countless calories compared to cooking in a traditional oven or on the stovetop.
Steam cooking also retains more nutritional value compared to other cooking methods. High heat can break down vitamins and nutrients that are present in healthy foods. Have you even boiled broccoli and noticed that the water turns green? Studies have shown that when boiling food up to 70% of the nutritional value of that food can be lost in the water. Unless you’re going to drink broccoli-flavored water you may never see these nutrients again.
4. Steam cooking prevents cross-flavoring
If you were to cook salmon in the oven at the same time you were cooking a chocolate cake, you would probably end up with some unpleasant whiffs of salmon each time you took a forkful of cake. The nice thing about cooking with steam is that there is no flavor-crossover so you can cook different items together at the same time.
If you have a busy schedule and are struggling to find time to cook after a long day, the steam oven might be the answer to your kitchen prayers.
In addition to faster cooking that is juicier and tastes better, having a steam oven also gives you one more cooking area the next time you have guests over.
This is part 2 of a three part series on steam cooking. If you want to learn more about the history and benefits of steam cooking, as well as some special features that F.BLÜMLEIN Steam Ovens use, simply enter your email address below and subscribe to us.