Gaggenau Steam oven to replace microwave?

ilovecat1September 8, 2012

Hello. This is my first post! We are about to start a kitchen remodel and getting a Gaggenau Ed231630, which should arrive in a couple of days. This is the older Gagg steam oven, but I am getting it new, never used. Any thoughts on using this in place of a microwave???? We currently just use the micro for heating up stuff and snacks for our 11 & 13 year old boys. I have to decide quickly because it is holding up our design and I need to finalize in order to order my cabinets. Prior to "having to have" this steam oven, I was going to do the Thermador wall oven/conv micro combination (2 ovens.) Now I am not sure if I need that many ovens. Help. Thanks.

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Can it replace a microwave, yes, will it be the same as a microwave, no. What I mean is you can use it to heat and reheat foods, but think of it as an oven, not a microwave. It will heat up quicker than a full size over, but it still requires heat up time and takes time to cook food, it doss not have the speed of a microwave.

Hope that helps.


    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 1:03PM
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Here are two good threads about this on gardenweb. See if these help:

Reheating - Miele Steam Oven vs. Microwave - How Long?

Will a steam oven really replace our microwave?

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 9:12PM
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You will love your Gagg but you still need a small, cheap microwave somewhere for occasional use. But, you will never want to use it to reheat after you use your Gagg.

Good threads Zartemis linked for you above.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 2:05PM
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Thanks so much. Another question. Gaggenau wall oven 27" which is the 200 series. I can buy a floor model at a good price to go with my steam oven. Concerned about the size. Although it is wider that my current old oven by 3", it is also 3" shallower. Will I have enough oven for my family of 4? Anybody have the steam plus 27" wall oven? thanks.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 3:21PM
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I am planning a 27in gaggenau oven with a 24in combi steam above.. Kitchen is stil work in progress., so everything is is waiting in the garage for the installation.


    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 2:08AM
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see my comments re: Gaggenau 27" oven in the other thread

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 2:35AM
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