When it’s time to replace or upgrade existing plumbing and appliances, consider the hottest technology heating up the home, steam! The product experts at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery share three ways steam technology is used to produce succulent meals, create an in-home spa experience and launder away dirt and wrinkles.
Steam cooking – As more homeowners look for ways to incorporate fresh foods and healthy meal preparation into their daily routine, the popularity of cooking with steam is on the rise. Steaming preserves many of the vitamins, minerals, nutrients and micro-nutrients in foods that are typically lost through traditional cooking methods. Steaming also allows for flavorful cooking without using butter or added fat. Since the food only absorbs the amount of moisture needed to cook, there is less chance of overcooking or drying out. Steam ovens are also available with seamless integration within a range, allowing for increased cooking flexibility.
Steam showers – Enjoy the spa experience of lounging in a steam room within the comfort and privacy of your home. Steam showers produce steam in seconds, and some systems even include Bluetooth technology that can control water temperature, light and music from your mobile device. Be advised, there are many factors to consider when converting a traditional shower into a steam shower such as: bathroom size, access to behind-wall panels, shower door height and where the steamhead should be mounted.
Steam laundry – Reap the benefits of steam cleaning with washers and dryers that have the technology built-in. By relaxing the fibers in the garments, the hot temperature generated by the steam cycle helps to provide a deeper clean to heavily soiled clothes, sanitize fabrics and remove allergens. The use of steam also helps to reduce wrinkles and minimize the need for ironing.