Sage Steam Zone – Dual Zone Steam Cooker
Steam cooking has long been noted as one of, if not, the most healthy way to cook your food, with far less nutrients being lost when compared to grilling, frying or oven cooking. The Sage Steam Zone capitalises on this and then, in typical Sage style, they have added features that make the chef's life a little easier. The Steam Zone is ready to cook in only 30 seconds from it being switched on, which we feel is one of the key features that makes this suitable for cooking with on a daily basis with busy lifestyles.
- Includes 2x Stainless Steel Steaming baskets with lids
- Hard Water Identifying Kit
- Zone split technology
- Foods can be synchronised to finish cooking at the same time
- One or Two tier steaming setup.
Created for the Chef
As we’ve already mentioned, the Sage Steam Zone appears to have been designed with a true chef in mind. We say this because it offers features that really allow someone who is preparing a meal to set up what they need in regard to steaming, and then focus on the rest of the meal, safe in the knowledge that the Steam Zone will look after your Chicken, Fish, Vegetables, Rice or even Sponge Pudding all by itself. There is a timer sync button that will ensure two different types of food will finish cooking at the same time, which helps when it comes to plating up a meal, where you want to ensure that everything is the same tasty temperature. In line with this there is also a handy keep warm function that we found works superbly at keeping any food hot/warm even if it hasn’t been cooked in the steam zone.
It is known that water type can vary and there are two main types in domestic homes; those being hard or soft water. The Sage Steam Zone includes a feature where by it can set a reminder for you to descale it once it has established what type of water you have in your home. The testing kit is supplied inside and the purpose of this is to ensure that, in harder water areas, limescale does not build up on the heating and operating elements, which in turn could cause the longevity of the Steam Zone to become much shorter. If cleaning the Steam Zone by hand looks like a chore, it really isn’t and all the removeable parts like the steaming baskets and tray are all dishwasher safe.
Advanced Alert System
In regards to the water level, some primitive steamers will rely on you monitoring the water level and adding more if needed, however the Steam Zone will monitor the water level itself and beep to alert you if it needs more. It also has a handy failsafe whereby it will pause cooking and alert you through a audible cue, rather than continue to heat up an empty water reservoir to the point where it will sear your food if is in contact with the metal surface.
The Versatility of the Zones
The Steam Zone has two main steaming zones; however this does not mean that it can only be used in that capacity. There are different configurations that can be used depending on what you are cooking. For example, you can cook a whole fish or whole chicken across the two zones, you can also use one zone to steam a basket of vegetables and the other zone to steam up to 4 chicken fillets. If you are a fan of Asian style dumplings, then all that is needed is a bamboo steamer (of up to 3 layers) and you can steam your dumplings to perfection.
- Model: SFS800BSS
- Colour: Brushed Stainless Steel + BPA FREE
- Dimensions LxWxH (mm): 500 x 230 x 250
- Wattage: 1800W
- Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
- Weight (kg): 5