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About Steam & Bake

Over twenty years after steam ovens first made their way into the domestic kitchen space, most users still struggle to find reliable steam oven recipes, cookbooks and education that’s designed for home cooks rather than professional chefs.

Steam & Bake was created to help fill the void in steam, combi steam and convection steam oven 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. 

Most of the recipes on this site are simple, everyday family dishes. You’ll also find more than a few sweet treats and lots of baking, because those things really shine in a steam oven!

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

If you don’t have a combi steam oven, most of the recipes here can still be made in a regular oven or on the stovetop. Many recipes contain directions or methods for both steam ovens and regular oven cooking. 

All the recipes here are for things we’ve made and eaten; if we’ve taken recipe inspiration from a particular source we 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. It’s illegal and frankly just bad manners. 

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About me

Emily Rhodes is the food writer and steam oven educator behind Steam & Bake, and our sister membership site, Steam Oven Insiders.

She’s been cooking since she 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.

Emily now puts her years of food writing and marketing to use as a recipe developer, food copywriter, ghostwriter and cookbook author.

She has written 3 cookbooks and consulted for brands including Anova, Bosch, Braun, DeLonghi, Gaggenau, Neff and Siemens. Emily has had recipes published with Anova, SideChef and for multiple food industry clients.

As well as her regular updates here, you’ll find Emily helping food and home appliance businesses all over the world to articulate what makes them special. If you’re interested in learning more about Emily’s freelance recipe development or copywriting, get in touch!

About me

“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 a lot research while I was in that role, and found that buyers of ALL brands of combi steam ovens were under-confident when it came to getting started with using their appliances. They didn’t know how to get started with a new steam oven, and couldn’t work out how to alter their own recipes to suit the technology. And thus, I began posting steam oven recipes and articles on the interwebs.

I live in sunny Western Australia, and have a lovely husband, three gorgeous boys and a floofy little black and white dog. If I’m not working or running my house full of boys, you’ll find me dreaming up gardening or renovation projects for the 1950’s fixer upper we live in.”

Emily loves hearing from readers! Email her via the contact page, or head over to the blog’s Facebook page or Instagram and send a message. If Emily doesn’t respond immediately, it’s not because she’s being rude! We get a LOT of reader emails these days – Emily still reads every single one, she just can’t reply to every email or she’d never have time to create new recipes or content!

Disclaimer about 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, Steam & Bake recipes should work in any combi steam oven (and often in a ‘straight’ steam oven or a stovetop steamer). Feel free to contact us if you’re stuck on a recipe or settings and we’ll do our best to help.

A note about affiliate links

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Sometimes we include affiliate links in posts. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, Steam & Bake receives 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 high costs of running a website and keeps our content here free for you.