About Steam & Bake

Despite the enormous increase in availability and super technology over the past few years, as far as combi steam ovens are concerned there aren't nearly enough websites or cookbooks out there with normal steam oven recipes for home cooks.

This site was created to help fill that void in combi steam recipes and to answer common questions about these great appliances. 

I hope you'll find inspiration, support and ideas to make you a more confident steam oven cook. Most of the recipes aren’t fancy, they're just good everyday family dishes, the things I make and eat at home with my family. 

If you have no idea what a steam oven (or combination steam or convection steam) oven is, read this post.

If you don't have a combi steam oven but you like my recipes, most can be made in a regular oven or on the stovetop.

All the recipes here are for things I’ve made and eaten, and photos are mine unless otherwise credited. Please don't republish or use content from this site without permission (I'll generally give it if you ask nicely!).


About me


I’m Emily Rhodes: food writer and steam oven tragic. I've been cooking since I worked out how to climb onto the bench as a 2 year old, and working in the food industry for more than 20 years. 

When I'm not testing the limits of my steam oven, I put my journalism and nutrition training to good use as a food copywriter, ghostwriter and recipe developer. So as well as my regular ramblings and recipes here, you'll find me writing for foodie businesses all over the world, helping them articulate whatever it is that makes them special. If you're interested in my writing gig or looking for a copywriter, head over to www.emilywrites.com.au.

Wondering how I came to be the proud parent of a blog solely devoted to steam ovens? Seven years ago, I took a contract with a global kitchen appliances company, teaching people how to buy and use their kitchen appliances, and developing recipes to show off the company's brands and products. I got to create recipes for some amazing appliances, and I discovered along the way that there was very little information out there for people who bought combi steam ovens. So here we are.

I live in sunny Western Australia, and have a lovely husband, two gorgeous kids and two highly strung cats. If I'm not working, blogging or wasting time on Instagram, you'll find me deep in domestic bliss (or hell, depending on the day).

I love hearing from readers! Email emily[at]steamandbake[dot]com, or head over to the blog's facebook page or instagram and send me a message. If I don't respond immediately, it's not because I'm being rude - I get a LOT of reader emails and although I try, I can't always reply straight away. Please be patient.


Disclaimer about my steam oven recipes

Every manufacturer makes different appliances in terms of operation, technology and steam control/capacity, so it’s impossible to write recipes which cover every variation across the brands. My recipes are most often tested in Neff, Gaggenau or Cuisinart combination steam ovens (sometimes all three). With minimal tweaking of oven functions and cooking times, they should work in any combi steam oven (and often in a ‘straight’ steam oven or a stovetop steamer). See the Steam & Combi-Steam Info page if you're stuck, or feel free to contact me via email or facebook and I’ll help if I can.


A note about affiliate links

Occasionally I include affiliate links in posts, and there are several on my resources page. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I receive a (very) small percentage of that purchase price from the seller (you don't pay anything extra, don't worry!). It's a tiny amount of money, generally only a few cents, but it goes some way to offsetting the growing costs of running this website. I only ever link to products I have used and can recommend.