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A steam-assist ovenSteam cooking is rapidly gaining popularity among professional and home chefs alike, and it’s easy to see why. Cooking with steam is incredibly healthy as less fat and oil are required. Plus, it’s great for preserving the moisture in food and creating a crispy crust on bread and pizza.To save time and hassle, look for a steam-assist oven with automatic programs that allow you to create restaurant-quality meals at the touch of a button. Or, if you want the versatility to choose between different cooking methods, choose a combi-steam oven that offers three different types of cooking in the one machine (pure steam, convection cooking and steam-convection combination cooking).
Appliances of choiceShopping for appliances? Forty-seven per cent of renovators opt for a gas cooktop, followed by induction (31 per cent) and electric (13 per cent). Stainless steel is still the most popular finish for appliances, and is chosen 61 per cent of the time. Black appliances have grown in popularity in recent years, coming second behind stainless steel as the finish/colour of choice and chosen by 15 per cent of kitchen renovators. White is the next most popular, chosen by 9 per cent of respondents.Browse more kitchen photos
Double ovensFor those households with two master chefs vying for cooking space, a double oven saves time and tension. Both partners can create their cuisine independently at the same time – with no under-the-breath muttering involved.