By Martin Vedris

SYDNEY, NSW: Steam cooking is a growing technology and Samsung is the latest company to add this technology to its microwave range with the new MW9114ST.

According to Samsung, the MW9114ST microwave’s steam cook function offers a whole host of cooking benefits, including working efficiently so your food only absorbs the moisture it requires to cook while retaining vital vitamins, nutrients, flavour, colour and texture.

It enables people to choose from five automatic steam cook options. This latest model also features Samsung’s unique Triple Distribution System (TDS) technology. By spreading the microwaves wider and more consistently across the food, this new 32-Litre capacity microwave ensures food is cooked evenly and thoroughly.

The MW9114ST also has an in built humidity sensor that detects the level of humidity in the microwave and adjusts the overall cooking time automatically so that food is cooked or warmed to the optimum temperature.

An auto defrost function thaws food quickly and easily. By setting the weight of the food and choosing one of the five auto defrost settings, the microwave will automatically set the defrosting time, power level and standing time.

“Steam cooking is becoming an increasingly popular method of cooking due to its health benefits,” said Samsung Electonics Australia product manager, White Goods, Kalina Murgovski.

“By combining automated steam cooking in a microwave, the MW9114ST accommodates the needs of time poor consumers who want to cook quickly but also to retain the taste and goodness of their food.”

Also launching in October 2009 is the Samsung MW9114W microwave which features an in built humidity sensor, TDS technology and an auto cook and auto defrost menu. Both the white MW9114W and the stainless steel MW9114ST microwave ovens are available from electrical retailers for RRP $199 and RRP $259 respectively.