It’s a common scenario. After a long day of work, you reach into the refrigerator to assess your dinner options, and you’re faced with a choice: to cook, or to reheat leftovers. While a fresh meal is always the preferred option, it’s often temping to pair last night’s leftovers with a glass of red wine and settle in for the night. The only problem is that sometimes leftovers can taste a bit…well, left over. But, wouldn’t it be amazing if reheated leftovers tasted just as good, if not better, as they did the first time you ate them? Enter the Bosch Steam Oven.
There are so many reasons why steam ovens are great, but I am so impressed by the absolute wonder it works on reheating leftovers. Take, for example, a healthy recipe like my Soft Polenta with Sautéed Greens, Bell Peppers, and Toasted Tempeh.
With so many intricate textures, reheating this meal with a microwave or cooktop could be a tricky endeavor. The polenta could become dry, vegetables soggy and overdone, tempeh no longer crisp. Suddenly, a once healthy, tasty meal is rendered unappealing and lackluster. But with a Bosch steam oven, you can reheat this meal in a snap without compromising taste or texture. It’s not magic, but it’s pretty darn close!
Why have I fallen in love with cooking with steam?
First, instead of applying dry heat to your meal, steam introduces water into your food to help retain and restore moisture to food, whether you’re cooking a meal for the first time or reheating last night’s dinner. The moisture also helps lock in nutrients to keep your food healthy and more flavorful.
Second, the Bosch Steam Oven is simple to use and prepares food in about 2/3 the time of a conventional oven. You can quickly whip up an appetizer for any type of gathering. And little known fact: the secret to the perfect chocolate chip cookie (ooey, gooey on the inside and crisp on the outside) is to bake your cookies in the steam oven.
As you can see, the benefits of steam cooking are plentiful. But what I really want to know is what you would cook if you had a steam oven in your kitchen. Let us know in the comments below. And, watch this video to learn more about how this awesome product works!