If you have plans to remodel your kitchen, don't miss out on the opportunity to include a convection steam oven. You may have thought your options for a new oven was limited to two options -- gas and electric -- but that's not the case. A convection steam oven will provide a welcome addition to your new kitchen. Here are just some of the many reasons why you should have your contractor include a steam oven in your new kitchen remodeling project.
Reduce Cook Times
If you enjoy home-cooked meals but you don't have a lot of time to cook, invest in a steam oven. Ordinary ovens require cook times that aren't always convenient. A microwave will give you the speedy cook times you need, but you won't always get the flavor or quality you want. One of the great things about cooking with a steam oven is that your cook time will be dramatically reduced without undermining the quality or flavor of your food.
Cook a Variety of Foods
When you think of steam cooking, you probably think of fresh vegetables. However, there are a wide variety of foods that can be cooked using steam oven technology. In fact, you can use your new steam oven for everything from baking cakes and cookies to roasting whole chickens and turkeys. As an added benefit, you can also use your steam oven for defrosting.
Retain the Natural Nutrients
If you want to provide healthy foods for your family and you want to avoid losing nutrients during the cooking process, it's time to talk to your remodeling contractor about a steam oven. Because your steam oven utilizes steam and provides a quicker cook time, your food will retain more of the natural nutrients.
Avoid the Need for Fats and Oils
When you cook with a typical gas or electric oven, you need to add fats or oils to avoid sticking. Unfortunately, the addition of fats and oils also adds calories to the foods you're cooking. It also reduces the healthfulness of your foods. Luckily, when you use a steam oven, natural juices eliminate the need for additional fats and oils. This is particularly beneficial when you're trying to eliminate unnecessary calories from the foods you're cooking.
Don't settle for an ordinary oven. Now that you're remodeling your kitchen, take advantage of the opportunity to include a new steam oven in the plans.