So I must admit that I do love cooking, but my husband does as well. We both love to be in the kitchen trying new things or making our favorite dishes. Over the past couple of weeks I was able to check out the Superheated Steam Countertop Oven and boy I must admit that we both fell in love with not only the convenience of the oven but how it worked in general.
For me, the number one seller is that you don’t have to wait for preheating at all, cutting down on time waiting for dinner and I have found that you actually cut the total time in half because of the superheated steam. No preheating and instantly on the oven combines superheated steam (up to 485 degrees vs. others at 212 degrees) and conventional, radiant heat. The combination keeps food crispy (yes… even bacon gets crispy!) and browned on the outside and juicy and delicious on the inside. The dishes that we tried out in this oven came out restaurant quality with minimal effort. Which is awesome! (we have many recipes coming)
The one thing that I was worried about when it comes to the SuperHeated Steam Oven is that it would just be too small, but it’s not! We are able to make everything our little hearts desire. The 12.5”x12.5” broiling pan and crisper tray gives users more cooking area than a standard quarter-size sheet pan (9 slices of toast or a pizza for a visual).
Since there is no preheat time, you actually can go straight from the freezer to the oven, again saving you time, which is huge this holiday season. I must say that when I left on Saturday for Deleware, I do wish I would have brought it with me because this baby is a must when trying to cook dinner, lunches, or breakfast quickly. As we are running back and forth to the hospital, this would have really come in handy.
Another huge advantage to using this countertop oven is the ability to clean it up in a breeze! Simply swipe a clean cloth across the inside and outside, and you’re good for the next cooking session. Less time scrubbing and soaking means more time enjoying whatever you’d rather be doing (like that glass of well-deserved wine). My husband totally Diggs this part ?
The unit itself is very easy to use with the large digital display and hand-dial. Below the dial is also a little tray, and this is where you put the water. Everything is very compact so that it is not to take up too much room which I love. My husband and I are making a little area for this oven, so make sure to look out for that posting soon. To test this and try it out, we simply put it on top of the oven.
You would be totally surprised with the amount of food you can cook in this baby!! This is sold at many retailers including Best Buy and on the Sharp website for $499.00 (holiday pricing to take advantage of is $398.00). I think you will find that you actually use this more than your oven. One point, that my husband, wanted to say, is that during the summer and hotter months most don’t use their oven to keep the heat out of their home. This is the perfect alternative, when grilling outside is not an option.
My husband and I both will be sharing recipes, but for the first one, I wanted to show a favorite of ours the Hasselback Potatoes. These are so easy to make, and I am sure that your family will adore them. To use the Superheated Steam Oven, I had to play around with this recipe I bit, but in the end, they came out perfectly.
- 6 small russet potatoes, scrubbed, rinsed and dried (do not peel)
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- fresh chopped parsley
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, optional
- Slice the potato into thin slices, leaving 1/4 inch at the bottom unsliced; the chopsticks will prevent you from slicing the potato all the way through.
- Melt butter over medium-heat in a large nonstick skillet or pan
- Add garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned, stirring very frequently.
- Brush the prepared garlic butter over the potatoes, making sure to get in between all the slices.
- Place the potatoes in your steam oven at bake (400 degrees) for 30 min.
- Once this is done, pull your potatoes out and brush with a bit more butter. I just used a small amount and added some parmesan cheese.
- Stick the potatoes back in on broil/grill for 15 min just to toast the skin a bit.