Cook fuss-free, healthy meals easily with the Bosch Compact Steamer CDG634BS1, which helps retain food’s aroma and vitamins.
Steaming is one of the healthiest cooking methods. Vitamins and minerals are retained, and studies show that steamed broccoli contains 50 per cent more vitamin C than boiled broccoli. Though steaming is thought of as “boring”, and not as delicious as roasting or frying, it’s possible to make steamed meals that are both healthy and yummy.
The Bosch Compact Steamer is the easy and convenient way to cook steamed meals.
It comes with four heating methods: Steam 100 °C, Regeneration, Fermentation and Defrost. Here are five benefits of using a steamer, instead of boiling or heating up your food in the microwave.
1. MAKE HEALTHIER MEALS FOR THE FAMILY
Steaming is a low-fat, nutritious form of cooking, as steam envelopes the food without any added pressure on it. As a result, the best flavours are brought out of food. You also don’t need to use oil when you steam food, giving it yet another healthy kick.
2. STEAM RICE WITHOUT A RICE COOKER
There’s no need to have numerous, cumbersome appliances in your kitchen: Just one device is sufficient.
Say goodbye to your rice cooker as you can steam rice and couscous, as well as veggies and meat in the Bosch Compact Steamer. You’ll now have one less appliance to wash and clean!
3. COOKING MADE EASY
With the AutoPilot mode, all you have to do is programme your steamer and go about your chores, and you’ll be guaranteed a satisfying meal. This programme mode automatically achieves the best cooking results – just place the dish in the oven, enter its weight and select the suitable operating mode. There are 20 pre-set automatic programmes to choose from, ensuring that every dish is cooked just the way you want it. Plus, it’s easy to use, thanks to the control ring with full text and symbols, so no more wasting time trying to figure out how to use a new kitchen appliance.
4. COOK MEALS ALL IN ONE DEVICE
One of the best things about cooking by steaming is that you can pretty much do it with all kinds of foods.
And with the Bosch Compact Steamer, you can cook at three levels at the same time, without the odours from the various dishes mixing. For instance, you could make popiah in your steamer by steaming shredded turnips and carrots on one level, pork and prawns on another, and your popiah skins on the third.
5. PRACTISE SOUS VIDE COOKING
This form of cooking seals in the juices for meats, instead of making them tough and dry, which happens with some other methods of cooking. The sous vide method is often used by professional restaurant chefs, but you can do this with the Bosch Compact Steamer, too. Pop your meat, such as chicken breast, in a sous vide bag, place it in the steamer and enjoy tender and juicy meat, with all its vitamins and minerals intact.