tell me about the old Miele steam oven DG4080

scrappy25April 28, 2014

Sadly I do not have room for my 27" gaggenau steam oven that I purchased on clearance a few years ago since my kitchen remodel has contracted to the existing space.

Pendng finding a buyer for the gagg, I need to find a steam or speed oven that will work under counter in a 24 inch space, and there is an opportunity to buy a Miele 24" DG4080 steam oven.

Is this the one that only operates at 100 percent steam? I know that would be a step down from the gagg which operates at levels of steam from 10 percent to 100 percent.
If so, can anyone who has this post their experience with it?
Can this oven also be used as a backup convection only oven, or does it operate only in steam fuction? I have downloaded the user manual but cannot figure that information out.

thanks in advance for any info!

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That model Miele is only a steam oven and does not have a convection oven feature for browning food. If you just wasn't steam functionality, this oven is a great choice.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 5:03PM
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thank you, very helpful. Are there older discontinued models that operate in convection also?

Still looking to see how useful this DG4080 is, if anyone has it. thanks!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 5:09PM
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Are the Miele DG4082, DC4084, DG4086, and DG4088 models all steam only also? Why are they called "convection steam" ovens?

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 9:43AM
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The combi unit has an XL after the name. All the models listed above are steam only units. Are you sure you can't figure out a way to fit the 27"? Another thing I can suggest is the AEG steam oven. It was only available inCanada but I think someone on the forum imported one from Euroline appliances. The AEG was a combi oven and I believe it was 24". It is shorter than most of the other 24". Did you also look at the Thermador or Viking? Another option could be the Sharp steam oven. This is 24" and is a Combi unit. It is really small if I remember correctly.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 11:08AM
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the miele dgc4086xl steam oven is the tops in the business
far surpassing the wolf

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 12:43PM
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thanks for the help and suggestions homepro1!

Problem with the 27" gaggenau steam oven besides that extra 3 inches is that it can't be installed under counter. :). My existing kitchen just can't fit it in.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 1:24PM
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The Gaggenau can be installed under counter. I think you have to have the stand pipe installed in a certain way. I think a few folks on the forum have it installed this way.
I have an ulterior motive for helping you too:-)

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 7:28PM
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Hmm... I did not know that! I have gone searching in the forums and emailed the 2 I found who installed it undercounter, but did not give details of the installation. I cannot drain it into the finished basement in that location so we shall see! Now to think hard about that extra 3 inches...

Thank you! Although I can't for the life of me think of your exterior motive.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 9:44PM
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