Tips on eco-friendly usage: Steamer

Steamer door

Avoid opening the appliance door frequently. Wherever possible, check the food through the window instead of opening the door.


Only preheat the cooking space if the cooking or baking result depends on it. Preheat for as short a time as possible.


Only switch the illumination on when needed.

Residual heat

Make use of residual heat: if cooking for 30 minutes or longer, turn the appliance off 5–10 minutes before the end.


Use the EcoManagement function, which shows the average energy consumption of the last 25 times you used the oven, the total energy consumption in the last month (or since it was reset during the last month), the total energy consumption over the last year (or since it was reset during the last year) and the overall energy consumption.

Don’t waste food – regenerate it!

Leftover food can be reheated to a high standard of quality using the regeneration function.

Vegetarian or vegan recipes

Animal products usually generate a lot more CO₂. Plant-based margarine, for example, is better than butter.

The choice of recipe is the main factor that affects how climate-friendly your cooking is. This is because most of the carbon emissions associated with cooking come from the ingredients you use. As a rule of thumb, the fewer animal products, the better. The most climate-friendly option is therefore a vegetarian or vegan dish.

When it comes to ingredients, you can also do more than just choosing a vegetarian or vegan recipe. You can also avoid a lot of CO₂ by using organic products. It’s also best to opt for seasonal ingredients where possible (for example apples instead of strawberries) and local produce. In the case of plant-based spreads, for example, avoid palm oil or palm fat and opt for rapeseed or linseed oil instead.

Sources:, V-ZUG operating instructions