Dear user of DeSh~Stoom,
Read the user manual carefully before using for the first time and keep it safe for future use.
When to use
DeSh~Stoom is only for products that require steam when baking in an oven, combination microwave when used as an oven, grill or barbecue (gas and charcoal).
When used regularly, DeSh~Stoom can become discoloured due to crumbs/remnants from the products being baked. This cannot be avoided in this natural product. It does not affect the results.
Preparing DeSh~Stoom for an oven or combination-microwave used as an oven
Rinse with lukewarm water before using DeSh~Stoom for the first time. Dry thoroughly. DeSh~Stoom can now be placed anywhere in the oven although the bottom of the oven will give the best results. Pre-heat the oven to between 220C and 250C. When the oven has reached the desired temperature continue to preheat for about 20/30 minutes so that DeSh~Stoom will retain its heat for longer. After this reduce the oven temperature to the recommended baking temperature. The product for baking can now be placed in the oven.
PLEASE NOTE! The pre-heating temperature is not the same as the baking temperature!
Carefully fill DeSh~Stoom with cold/lukewarm/hot water up to the upright edge of the DeSh. This depends on the real temperature of your oven, you measure this with an oven thermometer and how long you want to preheat.
Close the oven door. After a few seconds DeSh~Stoom will give off steam and become completely empty after 4 to 5 minutes.
For even more crisp results, open the oven door in the last 1 to 2 minutes.
Preparing DeSh~Stoom for a barbecue
Rinse with lukewarm water before using DeSh~Stoom for the first time. Dry thoroughly.
DeSh~Stoom can now be placed on the rooster/baking tray of the barbecue.
Preheat the barbecue between 220C and 250C. When the barbecue has reached the desired temperature continue to preheat for about 20/30 minutes so that DeSh~Stoom will retain its heat for longer. After this reduce the barbecue temperature to the recommended baking temperature. The product can now be placed in the barbecue for baking. If necessary bake for a shorter period than the recommended baking time.
Try out DeSh~Stoom a few times to discover which settings suit your oven, combi microwave or barbecue and the baking time that best suits your personal taste.
Allow DeSh~Stoom to cool completely before cleaning. There is danger of burning!
Wash with luke warm/warm water only.
Never use soap, detergent or chemical cleaners to wash DeSh~Stoom.
DeSh~Stoom is not suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher.
Take care not to touch hot parts of the oven with your hand or arm! Wear oven gloves or other suitable heat protection when using the oven.
DeSh~Stoom can get very hot. Always be careful when using it!
Allow to cool!
Leave DeSh~Stoom to cool in the oven, combination microwave or barbecue. Do not take DeSh~Stoom out of the oven even if wearing oven gloves. DeSh~Stoom gets so hot that the heat can pass through the oven gloves. DeSh~Stoom takes a few hours to cool. Only then can it be removed from the oven. However, this is not necessary; DeSh~Stoom can remain in the oven, combi microwave or barbecue even when used to bake other products that do not require steam.
DeSh~Stoom has been tested and has been approved under the following food safety inspection certificates:
– COUNCIL DIRECTIVE of 15 October 1984; on the approximation of the laws of the Member States
relating to ceramic articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs 84/500/EEC
– Commodity Act Packaging and Food Utensils Regulation of The Netherlands of 20 November 1979
and its amendments up to and including 1028394-156011-VGP of 26 October 2016
– Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of 27 October 2004