Miele unveils large combination steam ovenMiele DGC 5080 XL is oven and steam cooker in one

21 January 2010

Miele DGC 5080 XL steam oven

The DGC 5080 XL large capacity steam oven - a conventional oven and steam cooker in one - is the latest cooking creation from Miele.

According to Miele, the oven combines 'all the benefits of steam cooking with the programs and usability of a conventional oven to increase cooking abilities'. The dual functions of the oven can be used separately, or combined for specific cooking requirements.

The oven has a 'futuristic' stainless steel finish, a large 39-litre capacity and comes equipped with a water reservoir and condensation jug for the steam cooking function.

Miele appliances

We've not tested this particular Miele oven, but we have reviewed four other Miele built-in ovens, as well as washing machines, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and fridge freezers.

Miele claims the DGC 5080 XL's combination mode is 'unparalleled for roasting meat', featuring an oxygen sensor and wireless roast probe to test if meat is moist and properly cooked.

The oven is also available as a plumbed-in model (DGC 5085 XL). Both models go on sale in March and prices start at £2,150. Go to Miele.co.uk or call its helpline on 0845 365 6600 to find local stockists.

Miele steam oven

Which? ovens expert Matt Stevens commented: 'Steaming is a good way of keeping nutrients in your food and it's good to see more ovens featuring this kind of technology.

'Miele appliances have a good reputation and plenty have done well in Which? tests. But at over £2,000 this particular oven is going to have a limited market - and if you take a look at our ovens review you'll see that you don't have to pay nearly so much for other brands of steam oven.'

We've also independently tested steamers, range cookers, cooker hoods, slow cookers, microwaves and more - see our kitchen appliances section for a full list of product reviews.

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