The AEG-Electrolux B98205M multifunction oven with steam functions cooks faster with less energy, while enhancing flavors, preserving nutrients and giving more control over surface textures. Using a steam oven greatly reduces cooking time and temperature compared to using a conventional oven, while bringing out tastes and controlling textures like no other cooking method. All because steam has a higher density than dry air and thus holds more energy permitting cooking at lower temperatures than when using hot air. The technical explanation is that when water turns into steam, it absorbs a great deal of energy. Then, when the steam condenses back into water in the oven, it transfers that heat directly to the food. As a result, 100°C steam has 6 times the heat potential of 100°C air.
Further changes in the way you cook can create even more savings. Cooking with steam means that foods don’t dry out or trade flavors with each other. That means you can cook meat, vegetables and potatoes at the same time in the AEG B98205M multifunction and steam oven instead of using separate pots on the hob. Hob cooking is particularly energy inefficient because much of the heat escapes into the air and never gets to the food.
Using a steam oven isn't just good for the environment. It’s also good for you. The AEG-Electrolux multifunction and steam oven enhances flavors by keeping moisture from being extracted during the cooking process so your taste buds can register more flavor in the food. It also leaves cell structures intact, preserving textures. Using steam is also a healthy way to cook, since fat doesn't have to be added to keep the food moist and because steam’s lower temperature helps preserve nutrients.
Steam also helps you control surface textures. By alternating moist and dry air you can precisely control browning to get the perfect color and crust on the outside. The natural tastes of vegetables remain intact when roasted, the inside of a chicken stays tender while the skin becomes crispy and bread comes out soft inside and crusty outside.
The AEG-Electrolux B98205M multifunction oven has 3 main steam modes, Vigorous, Interval and Interval Plus.
With Vigorous mode, the steam generator works with a fixed temperature 96°C delivering a constant flow of steam. Ideal for vegetables, rice and fish, it ensures that all the vitamins and nutrients are retained.
With Interval steam mode, the oven alternates steam and fan cooking with 25% steam and 75% hot air. Food is crisp on the outside and moist and succulent on the inside, so it looks and tastes better. Ideal for roasting, baking and complete meal cooking.
Interval Plus alternates between steam and air using 50% steam and 50% hot air. Food doesn't dry out, and the quality is maintained making it ideal for re-heating prepared dishes or heating convenience food. See AEG-Electrolux for complete details.
Posted in Steam Ovens at September 3, 2010 2:44 PM
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