gaggenau steam oven uneven cooking?

michoumonsterDecember 26, 2013

Hi all, Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!
I have been using my gaggenau steam oven and it is great. I made 4 cornish hens today which came out super moist and yummy. However, I only have one gripe which is that it cooks very unevenly. the right side of the oven cooks faster. I bypassed this issue by rotating the food, but hope i wouldn't have to do this since I thought electric ovens should be better than this. Does anyone else have this issue? Is there some way to calibrate it? The manual does have a calibration procedure, but I performed that already, and I think it was just for the hard water.. I cannot tell where the burners are located. thank you!!

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jakvis

You don't mention which Gaggenau steam oven you have. There are 2 different models. One is a plumbed version and the other is a water tank version.
They are very different in their build and where the heaters are located.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 11:56AM
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michoumonster

Hi Jakvis, my oven is the plumbed version. it is the discontinued model ed220 27" aluminum.
thank you!

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 6:33PM
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attofarad

We have the discontinued 24" version. We haven't used
it very much yet (just moved back in Thanksgiving), but
we noticed when roasting veggies that the front right corner
get a bit overdone. Sorta unexpected, since the heat
comes from the left. I'm wondering whether it is the
heat from the halogen oven light.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 6:56PM
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michoumonster

attofarad, i think you might be right. mine also heats things faster on the right side, maybe more towards the right front.
i read the manual and it did mention that the light is turned off at lower temps, but on higher temps, the light also contributes to the cooking. this seems like a design flaw since the light is not centrally located..? i wonder if there is a way to even out the temps on both sides, like putting a mirror in there or something?

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 3:53AM
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jakvis

On the plumbed version the heater is on the left behind the cover and the heat blows out the back and I think bottom of the cover and circulates back to the middle of the cover. You also need to make sure the grease filter is clean to ensure non-restictive airflow.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 11:24AM
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michoumonster

Hi Jakvis, thanks so much for the info! I will check the grease filter. I never cleaned it since install. though i haven't used the oven all that much to accumulate a lot of grease, but it doesn't hurt to clean it. thank you!

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 4:47PM
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