Do Steam Ovens Need Plumbing?

If you’re thinking about buying a steam oven, you might be wondering if steam ovens need plumbing.

Most steam ovens don’t require plumbing because they have a water reservoir that needs to be filled manually. The water is then heated and turned into steam, which is used to cook the food. Some steam ovens, however, do require plumbing because they are connected to the water supply. These types of steam ovens are usually larger and more expensive than manual ones.

What are the benefits of using a steam oven?

Steam ovens have many benefits that make them a great choice for cooking. They retain more nutrients and preserve food’s color, eliminate the need to use oil, and prevent cross-flavoring. This makes them a great choice for healthy cooking and for those who want to make multiple dishes at once without having to worry about making a mess.

How do you use a steam oven?

To use a steam oven, you simply place your food on a sheet pan or in a baking pan and touch the start button. The cooking process will begin automatically and you don’t have to worry about attending to the food or whether the heat will go off, as is the case with stovetop cooking or a conventional oven.

What are some of the best recipes to make in a steam oven?

There are a variety of recipes that can be made in a steam oven, from healthy fish and vegetable dishes to hearty stews and casseroles. One of the great things about steam cooking is that it retains nutrients better than other methods, so it’s a good way to make sure you’re getting the most out of your food.

Some of our favorite recipes to make in a steam oven include:

  • Steamed salmon with lemon and dill: This simple recipe is healthy and full of flavor. The salmon steams quickly in the oven, so it’s perfect for a weeknight meal.
  • Vegetable soup: This comforting soup can be made with any mix of vegetables you like. The key is to chop them all roughly the same size so they cook evenly.
  • Chicken stew: This hearty stew is packed with flavor thanks to the addition of aromatic herbs and spices. It’s also great for meal prep since it reheats well.

What are the different types of steam ovens?

There are three main types of steam ovens available on the market: standalone steam ovens; combination (or combo) steam ovens; and electric ovens with an additional moisture function.

Standalone steam ovens are designed to be used solely for steaming food. They typically come in smaller sizes than combo or electric steam ovens, and don’t have any other functions besides steaming. This makes them a good choice if you only plan on using your oven for steaming, or if you have limited countertop space.

Combination steam ovens are just that: a combination of a traditional convection oven with a built-in steamer. These units offer the best of both worlds, giving you the ability to roast, bake, and broil your favorite dishes while also being able to steam foods quickly and easily. Combo steam ovens come in a variety of sizes, so you can find one that fits your needs perfectly.

Electric ovens with an additional moisture function are similar to standalone steam ovens, but as the name suggests, they’re electric rather than gas-powered. These types of electric ovens usually have two compartments: one for dry cooking and one for moist cooking. This allows you to cook different types of food at the same time without worrying about them drying out or becoming overcooked.

Final thoughts

Most steam ovens use a small water tank to generate steam. The size of the tank will determine how often you need to refill it - larger tanks will need less frequent refilling than smaller ones. Some high-end models may be able to connect directly to a water line, but for most models, no special plumbing is required.

Author: Scott Sanders


All the information on this website - - is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. Planet 997 does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (Planet 997), is strictly at your own risk. Planet 997 will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.

From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone 'bad'.

Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their "Terms of Service" before engaging in any business or uploading any information.

By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclaimer and agree to its terms.

Some of the links on this page may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product or service through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same, but we will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated and helps us keep going!
Copyright © 2023 Planet 997