The oven looks sleek and is solidly built. It heats up in minutes and signals you with a beep to advise you the oven has reached the required temperature. Initially, I found the oven a little daunting, it was the first time I had used a steam oven and the user manual felt overwhelming. However, after a few test runs the oven is actually fairly easy to use and I would not be without it.
There are many heating functions. I tend to use the true fan, pizza setting, full steam and the humidity cooking functions the most. We eat a lot of fish so the full steam function has been brilliant for our family. I simply place the fish on a tray, cover it with herbs or spices and put it into the oven to cook. The fish comes out so succulent and tasty. I also cook vegetables in the same way. The pizza’s we have cooked are crisper on the bottom than what they used to be in our old oven. The pizzas also seem to cook quicker so be careful not to burn them!
The humidity setting is ingenious, it a combination setting of steam and heat. There are three different humidity settings, low, medium and high. I tend to use the low setting the most. I cook meat and casserole dishes on this setting and I have found that the meat is tender and juicy as you would expect in a slow cooker but the meat also gets brown and crispy. The first time I cooked a chicken, I was expecting an anaemic looking chicken but the skin was crispy and the meat was melt in your mouth.
The true fan setting is what you would expect, similar to my old oven but more efficient probably owing to the newer model. I have also used the steam regenerating function a couple of times when I have plated up left over roast dinners. This function reheated the food without drying the food up and prevented and rubbery food as you sometimes get from a microwave.
Lastly, the food sensor is great, I use it every time I cook joints of meat. It’s reassuring to be able to see the internal temperatures, especially when cooking chicken and ham joints.
Overall, I would highly recommend the oven to anyone who likes and enjoys cooking good food.