All true Convection Steamers have a drain. The drain not only prevents pressure from building up in the compartment, but it also enhances the heat transfer process and keeps the compartment cleaner. The condensing system allows hot condensate to be forced down the drain so fresh steam can transfer the heat into the food more efficiently.
The Steam Chef’s patented Klean Shield boilerless
convection steam system functions the same as a traditional convection
steamer with a generator. During cooking
Klean Shield collects food waste and forces the waste
down the drain and not back into the cooking compartment. This prevents
the waste from contaminating the open water reservoir. Not only does this
enhance the heat transfer process, but it also prevents flavor transfer.
Klean Shield keeps the compartment and water reservoir
clean which makes it easy to maintain, eliminating the need to descale a
The Steam Chef’s patented Klean Shield design eliminates foaming and contamination of the water reservoir commonly found in boilerless steamers. Because of this development and the addition of automatic water level controls and free venting open drain, the Steam Chef now performs like a traditional generator style convection steamer but without a boiler or generator.
The Steam Chef is the first ENERGY STAR approved
Boilerless Cleveland Convection Steamer.The Steam Chef exceeds
ENERGY STAR requirements for cooking and idle efficiency
with 72% cooking efficiency for heavy load potatoes.
The Steam Chef is the first true boilerless convection steamer that meets ENERGY STAR requirements and exceeds their cooking efficiency standards by 30%. It also has the lowest water use of all true convection steamers.