Steam Oven 'Regeneration' setting is awesome
Got lots of advice on this forum regarding appliances and our Gaggenau steam oven is IN. Still no stove or countertops.
We've been giving the 'regeneration' setting a workout and it is a killer replacement for leftover reheating we previously did in the microwave. We have no dishware yet (still in storage since all we have for washing is an itty bitty 9 inch bathroom sink, a shower, and the outside spigots), but we wrapped some paper plates in aluminum foil to try out the steam oven.
plllog had posted that this function was great, and she was right! Although it takes a few more minutes than the micro, the result is better. Thanks plllog, because of your advice, this was one of the first things we tried.
Folks who are trying to decide what mix of steam oven/speed oven/toaster oven/microwave might be best for them should know that if you don't use your microwave for anything other than reheating, a small steam oven (so it heats up quick) is a capable replacement. We do use our microwave for other tasks (it's actually best at the reverse skill than the steam oven: drying things out, since it evaporates water from food so quickly and for drying or flat frying herbs for garnishes), but the steam oven is clearly going to usurp the micro for reheating in our house.
Here is a link that might be useful: Video on making fried herbs in the microwave