When you fall in love, you want to share it with the world. I’m in love with Miele’s combi-steam oven. It all started at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show last month. The latest oven innovation combines the power of steam and convection technology into one appliance.
“The Combi-Steam Oven is the perfect partnering of Miele oven technology,” said Kathrin Pfeifer, Product Manager for Miele. “We’ve combined true European convection technology which offers the best cooking environment for roasting and baking with our unique external steam generator to create an all-in-one-oven that provides the consummate cooking fusion.”
One of the design marvels of the Combi-Steam Oven is its award winning lift-up control panel. Strategically hidden behind the panel are the water and condensate containers. A simple touch of a button automatically lifts the control panel providing easy access to replenish the water reservoir without having to open the oven door and interrupt the cooking process. Compared to the Miele Steam Oven, the new placement of the water reservoir also increases the oven’s interior capacity by 40%, providing ample space for multiple dishes or large roasts to be cooked simultaneously.
The combination mode allows you to regulate both the cooking method and temperature, but also the moisture level. By introducing moisture into the cooking process, the oven creates an environment that is ideal for both browning and searing meats, as well as baking moist cakes and breads.
Once cooking is complete, cleanup is quick and simple. The interior of the oven’s CleanGlass Door features a smooth, flush finish for easy cleaning, while the exterior features Miele’s signature Clean Touch Steel™ finish, which resists smudges and fingerprints. Special stability hinges also make the door a durable and stable surface to hold dishes (up to 17lbs) as you remove them from the oven.
The Miele Combi-Steam Oven (DGC 4084/4086 XL) is available in both the Classic and Europa series and requires 240 V. It retails for $3,695. The design fits in all kitchen styles and it works hard making cooking fun and effortless.
(images and description via Miele)