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Steam & Bake has a brand new look

Just over a year ago, in June 2023, I decided to do something about the requests I kept getting from readers and members of my Facebook group, for more detailed and more frequent combi steam recipes and content. I was taking on a lot of freelance writing and recipe development work at the time, which supplemented the modest part-time income brought in by ads on this very site.

To produce more content here, I had to reduce the freelance work without losing that income for my family. And I wondered if some of you would be prepared to pay a monthly or yearly membership fee in order to get access to more recipes, more articles and more of my knowledge.

It turns out plenty of you were! Steam Oven Insiders started as a small experiment but has evolved into a thriving membership community of aspiring combi steam cooks. We started off with a simple bi-monthly newsletter of premium content, but it quickly became clear that I needed to combine the premium and free content into one place. I needed a new site, where Insiders could access everything in one seamless, easy-to-search experience, and regular visitors could continue to enjoy the hundreds of free articles I’ve created over the years.

Whether you’re an Insider or not, I hope you’ll enjoy the features of the newly-rebuilt site. You’ll notice some design changes around the place but the big changes are in the better search functions, and the introduction of more detailed categories on the website. Steam Oven Insiders, you have more advanced search features and an ad-free experience across the entire website when you log into your dashboard.

Non-Insiders, you can still access everything you could before the changes (there are 250+ free recipes and articles here for steam and convection oven cooks of all levels!). You’ll also get ‘teasers’ of my premium content – if you enjoy it, I hope you’ll consider joining us over in Steam Oven Insiders for full, ad-free access of the entire site archive. 

Combi steam recipes you can trust

Many people don’t realise how little user information is out there until they’ve bought and installed a steam oven. It’s really frustrating to have a fantastic new appliance but not much idea what to do with it!

Whether you haven’t bought your steam oven yet, or you’ve owned one for years, I hope this website will help you build confidence and learn to love your combi steam oven as much as I love mine.

Below are some useful links for steam oven newbies. And across the site you’ll find general information about steam, combination steam and convection steam ovens. So whether you’re interested in buying one, or you own a Miele, Neff, Gaggenau, Wolf, Thermador, V-Zug, ASKO, Bosch or any of the other numerous steam oven brands on the market, you’ll find help and great recipes here.

spiced apricot date and seed bread

Thinking about buying a steam oven?

Start by having a look at some of the posts below.