Best Steam Ovens

Best Steam Ovens

Steam ovens are the best way to prepare food. You are injecting moisture and not baking out nutrients like regular radiant cooking. 

That said, steam is a very different type of cooking. You have to almost relearn how to cook with steam. We teach steam at Yale both before and after you buy so you are comfortable using your oven. If you are reading this outside the Boston area, just experiment, and be patient. The results are worth it.

Many companies offer ovens with a “steam cook” or “steam assist” type of feature. These will offer limited steam cooking capabilities in comparison to a true steam oven.

Jenn-Air, Bosch, Thermador, Wolf, Miele, and Gaggenau offer true steam ovens. Prices can range from approximately $2,600 (Jenn-Air) all the way up to about $8,200 (Gaggenau).   

They differ in features, guided cooking programs, voltage, and whether or not they are plumbed or non-plumbed units. 

In this article, you will learn about the different options and prices to consider as well as what will be the best for you and your family.

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Best Steam Ovens

Fisher & Paykel OS24NDB1


  • 1.3 cu ft
  • Easy installation
  • Easy cleaning

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Jenn-Air JBS7524BS


  • 1.3 cu. ft.
  • Stainless Steel
  • Convection Bake Mode

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  • Convection mode
  • Keep Warm mode
  • Recipes mode

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Thermador PODS301W


  • True Convection
  • Commerical style rotisserie
  • Stainless Steel

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Gaggenau BS474611


  • 1.7 cu.ft.
  • Fully automatic cleaning system
  • Star-K certified

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Plumbed vs. Non-Plumbed Steam Ovens

You will be adding water in a non-plumbed unit whereas the water is directly fed in a plumbed unit. The plumbed units are more convenient and won’t need to be refilled especially in longer recipes.

110 Volt vs. 220-Volt Steam Ovens

You should consider 220 volts for new construction because it can reach higher temperatures for longer periods of time. If you are replacing an old microwave or have limited amps or voltage in your house, then 110-volt speed ovens would be a direct replacement without rewiring.

Which is Best?

There is a radical swing in price and features between a more basic Jenn-Air and the feature-laden Gaggenau.

For basic steam functions, Jenn-Air, Bosch, and Thermador are all decent. Wolf has some cool programs, but Miele is the easiest to use and learn.

Gaggenau would be the best, but I only recommend it if you are familiar with steam cooking. You will have to learn how to use a steam oven. We have two chefs on staff to teach you and there are steam classes offered regularly.

You should understand how they work and be comfortable using them before you buy. We offer free seminars with our chefs or you can schedule your very own 1-on-1 appointment.

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We bring your products into the home, including stairs to the second floor. Removal of the old unit (one for one), and all product packaging and boxes are standard. We also connect electric stoves, electric dryers, and freestanding refrigerators to existing fittings.

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Steam, Speed and new convection ovens are popular. We have dedicated chefs on staff to help you learn your new ovens.