About Steam & Bake

This site was created to help fill a void in steam oven, combi steam and convection steam recipes, and to answer common questions about these great appliances. You’ll find inspiration, support and ideas here to make you a more confident steam oven cook. 

After more than a decade of working with and using steam ovens, I know there aren’t nearly enough websites or cookbooks out there with reliable combi steam oven recipes and advice for home cooks.

Most of my recipes aren’t fancy, they’re just good everyday family dishes and more than a few sweet treats; the things I make and eat at home with my family and friends!

If you have no idea what a steam oven is, read this post.

If you don’t have a combi steam oven, most of my recipes can still be made in a regular oven or on the stovetop.

All the recipes here are for things I’ve made and eaten; if I’ve taken recipe inspiration from a particular source I will always credit it. Photos are copyright of Emily Rhodes/Steam & Bake unless otherwise credited. Please don’t republish or use content from this site without permission.

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About me

I’m Emily Rhodes: food writer and steam oven tragic.

I’ve been cooking since I worked out how to climb onto the kitchen counter as a 2 year old, and working in the food industry for more than 20 years.

These days I put my years of food writing and marketing to good use as a recipe developer, food copywriter, ghostwriter and cookbook author.

As well as my regular ramblings and recipes here, you’ll find me helping foodie and appliance businesses all over the world to articulate whatever it is that makes them special. If you’re interested in learning more about my writing, or you’re looking for a food or appliances copywriter, I’d love to hear from you!

Wondering how I came to be the proud parent of a website solely devoted to steam ovens?

Once upon a time, more years ago than I care to remember, I was employed as a home economist by a global kitchen appliances company. My job was teaching consumers how to select and use their kitchen appliances, and developing recipes to show off the company’s brands and products. Yep, that’s a real job (lucky me)!

I did some – ok, a lot of – digging around while I was in that role, and found that buyers of ALL brands of combi steam ovens seemed to be under-confident when it came to getting started with using their appliances, and altering recipes to suit the technology. And thus, I began posting recipes and articles on the interwebs.

I live in sunny Western Australia, and have a lovely husband, three gorgeous boys and two highly strung cats. If I’m not working, blogging or wasting time on Instagram, you’ll find me deep in domestic bliss (or hell, depending on the day).

I love hearing from readers! Email me via the contact page, or head over to the blog’s Facebook page or Instagram and send me a message. If I don’t respond immediately, it’s not because I’m being rude! I get a LOT of reader emails these days – I read every single one, I just can’t reply to every email or I’d never have time to create new recipes or content for you!

Disclaimer about my steam oven recipes

Every manufacturer makes different appliances in terms of operation, technology and steam control/capacity, so it’s impossible to write recipes which cover every variation across the brands. With minimal tweaking of oven functions and cooking times, my recipes should work in any combi steam oven (and often in a ‘straight’ steam oven or a stovetop steamer). Feel free to contact me if you’re stuck on a recipe or settings and I’ll do my best to help.

A note about affiliate links

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Occasionally I include affiliate links in posts. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I receive a small percentage of that purchase price from the seller (you don’t pay anything extra, don’t worry!). This goes some way to offsetting the growing costs of running this website.
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