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Need help w/ Miele oven choices - speed and steam

Posted by Dana2777 (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 20, 13 at 11:24

Hi -
I am in the middle of a kitchen remodel and am stuck on which wall ovens to install:

1. Initial plan was to do a Miele 30" wall oven with a microwave drawer underneath

and then I started reading this wonderful forum and discovered steam and speed ovens, so the new plan became:

2. Miele 24" speed oven with 30" wall oven
3. Miele 24" speed oven with Miele 24" combi steam oven

-My cabinet choices are completed - I have room for a 30" oven if needed. Not worried about the lost space putting a 24" oven in a 30" cabinet box as I have plenty of counter area. Wiring is already completed so I can put any other above combinations in easily. Not planning on selling anytime soon (but if I did, someone else could easily put in a 30" oven in the current set up)

-I am single, enjoy cooking and looking forward to cooking more - but don't really make a lot of "big" dishes - maybe a lasagna or casserole every now and then. I also love seafood/vegetables which is why the steam oven was so appealing

-Don't have room for a microwave anywhere else and didn't want one on the counter - also don't want to give up the microwave function of a quick reheat which is why I liked the speed oven

-Last consideration - felt like the 24" ovens would heat up quicker and use less energy - I am trying to be as green as possible...trying, trying, trying.

So final questions:
-Is installing both the 24" speed and combi steam ovens just silly? Does anyone have both AND use both?

-Anyone regret not having a 30" oven who installed a 24" (wish they made a 30" combi steam....)

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Need help w/ Miele oven choices - speed and steam

Doesn't the steam oven need plumbing? My Gaggenau combi steam needs both water inlet with a shutoff valve and a drain. If you can easily add that if Miele needs, highly recommend a steam oven. Opens up your cooking repetoire vastly. From a configuration perspective, I have a 24in combi steam above a 27in convection. I used the 3 inches for some small shelves on counter side.. Looks good and very useful.

RE: Need help w/ Miele oven choices - speed and steam

the miele convection steam does not need plumbing nor a drain. It has a reservoir that needs to be filled/emptied. The control panel flips up to reveal the reservoir

RE: Need help w/ Miele oven choices - speed and steam

I am going with the Miele Speed oven 24". Will tell you how it works when it's installed, up and running. I liked that I can broil, bake and microwave in one unit. I like the idea of a steam oven and if you have the space go for it - everyone really seems to love them.

RE: Need help w/ Miele oven choices - speed and steam

Thanks for the info -

Does anyone have both a speed and steam miele oven?

RE: Need help w/ Miele oven choices - speed and steam

Hi Dana,

Just wondering what you went with. Did you end up with both 24" steam and speed? If you did, do you wish you had gone for a bigger oven like the 27" or 30"? Thanks

RE: Need help w/ Miele oven choices - speed and steam

If you wait a month we'll be able to tell you since we just had the same decision to make.

We went for the combi-steam oven over a 30" convection oven. Cabinets aren't in yet so obviously, no oven at the moment.

RE: Need help w/ Miele oven choices - speed and steam

I'm interested in this also. Current plan is for a Miele 36" Induction cooktop with Miele Steam-combi and 30" convection oven. Still going back and forth on whether to get a speed oven instead of the convection oven. Worried that it won't be big enough for large items over the holidays. Don't use the microwave much, so thinking I can hide one somewhere if I go with the convection.

RE: Need help w/ Miele oven choices - speed and steam

This is why we decided to go ahead and do a convection oven below the combi-steam oven. It's sort of hard to add one at a later date if we realize that we need it.

We were going to put our countertop microwave in the pantry but decided to go ahead and get a microwave drawer since there was space for it. It's a bit far from the other appliances so we won't run into the different colored stainless issues people ask questions about.

RE: Need help w/ Miele oven choices - speed and steam

We have the gaggenau convection oven and combi steam, both 30". I also bought the smallest microwave I could find and put it on a shelf out of view. After a few months I gave the microwave to my mother. Honestly, once you have reheated leftovers in the steam oven, you will never microwave again. It takes a few minutes longer, but everything tastes like freshly cooked.

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