Can a Steam Oven Replace a Microwave?

If you are an individual who is fortunate enough to have been educated on the benefits of cooking with superheated steam, you are likely to be on the lookout for more ways to utilize this mindful cooking style. We, over at Simply Better Living, have discovered that in many situations, a steam oven can act as a substitute for most microwaves. Don’t believe me? Allow me to elaborate.

Reheating with Steam

It is the responsibility of a kitchen’s microwave to withstand the barrage of random reheatable leftovers that come its way. However, most people are unaware that the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven can bare this burden as well. Whether it be mom’s special meatloaf and mashed potatoes or grandpa’s homemade pepperoni pizza, just a few minutes in a steam oven is all it will take to breathe life back into your food.

The extremely high cooking temperature of 485 degrees ensures that your leftovers will be thoroughly heated all the way through. At the same time, the oven’s use of steam is sure to leave your food moist. These attributes often appear as shortcomings in the use of a standard microwave when attempting to reheat food. Too often, we are subject to settle for unevenly heated, dry leftovers.

Cooking with Steam

Regularly, a standard microwave is not the ideal median for cooking most food. Occasionally though, we come across an ingredient or recipe that consents to being cooked inside of a microwave. We see this most often with vegetables, but notice it in an array of different food categories. Meats, fishes, starches and even sugary sweets.

If you are like me, then you probably shy away from entrusting the success of your meal to the performance of a microwave. Personally, it seems like a meal’s main course should be prepared using the most powerful method available. In the presence of a Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven, I always feel confident that my meal will come out looking incredible and tasting even better.

This appliance’s ability to crisp a food’s skin without leaving behind carcinogens is revolutionary and does not exist in any microwave. When you start to combine the health, taste, and aesthetic benefits of cooking with superheated steam and match them up against what we know about cooking with a standard microwave, things begin to seem clearer. It becomes increasingly easier to understand why switching to steam is a trend with longevity.

Microwaves Still Have a Role

The purpose of this article is not to discredit the functionality of microwaves in any way. In fact, the opposite is true. There are many reasons to keep a standard countertop microwave plugged in and on standby in your kitchen. A microwave can perform functions not easily completed by a steam oven, the most important of which being popping popcorn!

The SHARP Orville Redenbacher certified countertop microwave is calibrated to prepare the world’s leading gourmet popcorn to perfection, so there really is no beating that. Also, carousel microwaves make for the ideal beverage reheater: hot chocolate, coffee or tea.

Hand in Hand

These two kitchen appliances, the countertop microwave and the SHARP superheated steam countertop oven, should live symbiotically in your kitchen. Ideally, they should be used in tandem to support your complex meal preparation patterns, all while helping you achieve an elevated lifestyle.

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