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    Hi,
    We are more than likely building a new house, and with that, goes picking a new kitchen.
    As well as a normal oven, we are very loosely investigating the possibility of a steam oven.
    To fit in with other appliances, the brand would be miele. They are very expensive and I am worried it would be a purchase which we may not use efficiently or to best use.

    My question is for people who have steam ovens, or people familiar with steam ovens.

    Do you like/love/hate with a vengeance, your steam oven?
    What kinds of foods or meals do you cook in it?
    Has it been life changing? Would you feel naked if it broke down and you could no longer use it?

    We would be looking at a base model, not a combination steam oven. They are still very expensive. I haven't really given it much thought, but DH thinks if we have the oven wall installed, there needs to be a second appliance. Painful. Not sure if I will win the battle that "one" appliance on the wall, won't look stupid. His other option is to buy a miele microwave to install above the oven. I have a Panasonic which works just fine. Don't know if I can justify the $$ on a microwave to reheat food.
    I would rather spend the $$ on a thermomix if I liked it after demo......

    Thoughts?

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    Ps I'd go 2 x Miele 60cm wall ovens, or change one of those to a steam oven (personally not sure if I'd use the steam oven).

    Wouldn't get a Miele microwave unless money was absolutely no problem.

    And I'd rather the thermie than microwave too.

    Can u compromise on 1 x 90cm wall oven? A friend has one and it looks super.

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    We have decided against a 90 cm oven on advice from others who have them.
    They said it is a large volume of space to heat for smaller meals etc. We had been advised to use 2x60cm ovens.
    We were planning on keeping our old oven in the butler pantry (yes, a butler pantry. I'm almost wetting myself in anticipation).
    On reflection it seems silly to have 2 ovens plus steamer. It really wasn't on my radar to be getting a second appliance. My head wants to explode

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    We have a large free standing oven in main kitchen and have just finished renovations which include a butlers pantry (so excited).

    We kept our free standing because it's so beautiful and agonised about what to put in butlers pantry.

    We ended up with a 60cm AEG oven. We thought about a steam oven and I went to a couple of those cooking demos at winning appliances and Harvey Norman and that convinced me I didn't need a steam oven.

    We had a Miele microwave in the apartment we owned before this house and I really didn't love it, not worth the money IMO.

    We have 'built in' our standard stainless steel microwave near the new oven and it looks great.

    I agree the single oven might look a little lonely in a large kitchen but it's a whole lot of money to spend just to make it pretty.

    Anyway pretty sure I'm not helping at also I will stop.

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    We have the Neff combi steam oven and I absolutely love it!

    I do about 80% of all my oven cooking in the combi steam. Would definitely recommend the combined steam over the straight steamer as it seems to have more application and can be used as a straight oven if you need.

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    Ok. Miele combi steam is too much for our budget ($7000), so may pull out.
    May still go to a demo to see if it is up my alley.

    Looks like we may be moving towards a coffee machine then.
    I think our oven would be in a single column of cupboards, with the stove top next to it iykwim, so it wouldn't be in a massive wall of cupboards, all on its lonesome.

    We have months to work on this anyway! Not urgent at all!

    Thanks for all the above help.


 

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