Miele steam injection oven



The Miele H5000 domestic ovens include a steam injection feature that let you inject steam at any time (and any number of times) during the baking process.  Has anyone got a Miele oven with the steam injection feature and if so could they advise what they think of it for baking bread.  Its about twice as much as a normal oven but could be worth it for baking bread. I'd love to hear from anyone who owns one and uses it for baking bread.  

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cozzyozzy 2013 January 9

Also would love to hear any comments on this steam oven as I have several bread recipes asking for steam during baking and making steam dumplings.

imspartacus2 2013 May 24

I ended up buying a Miele Moisture Plus oven and all I can say is that the steam injection feature is absoutely hopless  for baking bread. I think who ever designed the moisture plus feature on the miele oven knew absoluteyt nothing about baking bread.. The problem is that the miele only lets you inject steam when cooking in the fan forced mode. This is no good.  If I want a good crisp crust on my bread I  introduce steam when the oven is cooking on bake mode (no fan) and only go into the fan forced mode AFTER you stop steaming. But the miele wont let you do this. Instead you have to have the fan on all the time (why its this way God knows) and the result is an insipid limp soft crust. If your a serious bread make and  want good crispy glassy brittle crusts on your bread the miele moisture plus feature is not for you and I strongly recommend against it.   I'm very disappointed. This oven cost me twice as much as a normal oven and I really regret it. Hope this helps someone else.    

Moohie 2013 May 24

Good to know, thanks. We are upgrading our kitchen and I agonised for a long time over whether to pay (a lot) more for the Miele. I ended up not getting it, it was really just too expensive for us.

After not actually having an oven for over 18 months, and relying on a little microwave sized Breville Smart Oven (which is surprisingly very good), I'll just be happy when the kitchen goes in and I have a full sized oven again anyway!


greenlikeapples 2015 August 1


I know this original post was years ago but it is still valid - I have a question/possible workaround:

I was playing with a Miele in a showroom yesterday and thinking about doing exactly what you hoped you could do.

Can't you do it using a user program? YOu can save up to three stages I believe, so you could have it on the standard oven setting for a certain time and then on moisture plus while you do your steam (yes ith the fan) and then back on normal no-fan oven? Or however you want to do it. Wouldn't that work for doing this sort of thing?




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