February 18, 2015

What is the Gourmet Mode in the Wolf Convection Steam Oven?


It seems that the Chinese have been cooking with steam for more than 3,000 years. And the “combi oven” (steam and convection combined) is a fixture in the finest European restaurants, bakeries and home kitchens. For the past several years in the U.S., many have been talking about steam ovens and how this is such a healthy way to cook. People bandy about the terms “Steam Oven,” “Combi Oven,” “Convection Steam Oven” and we’re here to talk about the one option that is leading the pack in features, performance and number of models available.

With the Wolf Convection Steam Oven you enjoy exactly the right mix of heat and humidity for any dish – crispy or flaky on the outside, moist and tender on the inside. You have ten cooking modes at your command: Steam, Auto Steam Bake, Convection, Convection Humid, Convection Steam, Gourmet, Slow Roast, Reheat, Recipes and Keep Warm.


Wait…Gourmet? What’s that?

The Wolf Gourmet mode is the place where magic happens. You select the dish and the Wolf Gourmet mode does the rest. Really. On the electronic display on the face of the oven, you select from fourteen categories of food you are putting in the oven – anything from a soufflé to a freshly made pizza to a few sweet potato wedges – and you’ll have perfect results.

Once you make your food choice, the climate sensor detects the volume, shape and consistency and adjusts the time, temperature and humidity for guesswork-free, delicious results. The Gourmet Mode is perfect for nearly any food. Use the “Frozen Appetizers” option and you’ll enjoy frozen egg rolls, perfectly crisp, just as though they came from the deep fryer. Want to make your potatoes in the oven, while your steaks are on the grill? No problem, just choose “Baked Potatoes” on the display, season your potatoes with oil, salt and pepper, pop them into the Wolf Convection Steam Oven and your done. They’ll be perfect.

We know this sounds too good to be true, so we’re willing to prove it. Simply schedule a Wolf Test Drive at one of Clarke’s Showrooms in Massachusetts or Connecticut, and you will have the opportunity to cook on this extraordinary appliance yourself. This is one oven you simply cannot appreciate without using it.