Sharp’s Full Steam Ahead with Chef Eva

Earlier this week, the Sharp Sales team was fortunate enough to have a one on one cooking session with Chef Eva from Reno’s Appliances. Both Samantha Huebscher, Sales Account Manager and Todd MacGregor, Senior Director of Sales were able to discuss the benefits of cooking with superheated steam with Eva and gained valuable insight on a chefs experience with Sharp superheated steam products.Our team was eager to hear Chef Eva’s thoughts on steam cooking. During our Q & A she shared with us ;

I love steam cooking. Personally, I find it to be a much gentler way of cooking protein-based foods, such as chicken and fish, while ensuring the final product is moist and never overcooked or rubbery. Vegetables are easy to prepare. Quinoa and rice also come out perfect each and every time I utilize steam cooking. It’s also very easy to use a steam oven. I can walk away from it and not worry about leaving a pot over an open flame on a cooktop.

The Sharp team was ecstatic to discover that talented Chef’s like Eva are enjoying many of the benefits of cooking with the Superheated Steam Countertop Oven and the Supersteam +. With such a new method of cooking, many of our friends at home are curious to know what Chef’s like Eva make in their Superheated Steam Ovens. While superheated steamed fish and chicken are a home run, many cooks express the challenge of knowing how long to place their vegetables in the oven for.

When asked about how Eva prepares her vegetables in her Sharp ovens, she explained that she “tends to steam vegetables without any seasonings and then toss with a little  freshly made lemon vinaigrette (lemon, olive oil, capers, shallots, garlic and a fresh herb) to to the warm vegetables. This keep the integrity of the flavor of the vegetables honest and doesn’t over season them” . This simply mindful way of preparing vegetables is beneficial for chefs looking for natural flavors in their dishes. Eva went on to explain that she “tend to set the timer for vegetables to be very al dente, since in real life, [she] rarely takes them out the moment they are done. It is much easier to add a minute or two if needed but once vegetables are mushy, there is no salvaging them”.


Some of her favorite vegetables to  steam are:

Green Beans 20-25 minutes

Broccoli 15-19 minutes

Asparagus 22-28 minutes

Peppers 9-12 minutes

Potatoes 25-30 minutes (white, multi-color, not sweet)

(All times are based on smaller, thinner pieces)

Looking for more recipes on steam cooking? Check out the following links found below.


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Superheated Steam Countertop Oven

The Sharp(R) Superheated Steam Countertop Oven is the start of a cooking revolution. The innovation is simply that steam can be hotter, cook better, and promote healthy living. The combination of superheated steam and conventional, radiant heat in all cooking modes means that your food will be crispy and browned on the outside, moist and delicious on the inside.

The Sharp(R) Superheated Steam Countertop Oven is a powerful, low-profile, pizzeria-style oven. Roomy enough for a 12″ pizza or 9 slices of toast, the included Broiling Pan and Crisper Tray (12.5″x12.5″) give you more cooking area than a standard quarter-size sheet pan.

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The SuperSteam+TM combination steam and convection oven creates meals that no other oven can by cooking in ways that no other oven does. Only the SuperSteam+ oven uses purely Superheated steam (up to 485°F) to grill, sauté and roast your favorite meats and vegetables. Cooking with Superheated Steam means that dishes come out crispy on the outside, tender, juicy and flavorful on the inside – with all the benefits of cooking with steam.

The stylish, 1.1 cu ft built-in SuperSteam+ combination steam and convection oven is three ovens in one. You can cook with Superheated steam (up to 485°F) regular steam (212°F) and convection heating. A brilliant color LCD display with touch navigation makes SuperSteam+ easy to use. The oven’s interface gives you expert guidance and built-in recipes to make the healthy and delicious meals you love.

With approximately 2 million steam ovens sold, it’s easy to see why home cooks throughout the world trust Sharp.

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