• Bosch US

30" Steam Convection Oven
Benchmark™ Series - Stainless Steel

The only Steam Convection Oven in its Class Installs Flush, for a European Kitchen Design.

Price $ 3,099.00


  • HSLP451UC
  • HSLP451UC
  • HSLP451UC
  • HSLP451UC
  • HSLP451UC
  • HSLP451UC
  • HSLP451UC
  • HSLP451UC
  • HSLP451UC

Steam Convection Cooking Cooks Meals that are Crispy and Tender.

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Designed to Fit Perfectly Above a Warming Drawer or Storage Drawer.

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Installs Horizontally for Perfect Alignment with Speed or Steam Oven.

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Steam Cooking Maintains your Vegetables' Nutrients, Flavors and Color.

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The Color TFT Control Panel with SteelTouch™ Buttons is Easy to Use.

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  • Key Features

    Product features

      • Design
      • Color TFT Touch Control with SteelTouch™ Buttons for Easier Operation of the Oven
      • One Halogen Light Provides Superior Illumination
        • Performance
        • Genuine Euro Convection for Even Baking Results.
        • Features Vegetable and Chicken Programs: Oven Automatically Sets Temperature and Humidity
        • Perfect Reheating: Enjoy Yesterday's Food Today
          • Convenience
          • Timer with Cook Time and Delay Start Function
          • 1 Rack, 2 Perforated and 2 Non-Perforated Pans are Included
          • Non Plumbed for Easy Installation
          • Steam Assist Clean
          • 1.4 qt. Water Tank Can be Used for an Entire Cooking Cycle
          • Child Lock
            • Capacity
            • Large Capacity at 1.4 Cu. Ft
            • Specifications

              General Properties  
              MFRNR-code 1,000,036
              • Cleaning & care instructions for your steam oven.

                Clean the oven before its first use: The steam oven and its accessories should be cleaned before using it for the first time. See the product manual for specific step-by-step instructions for how to do this.

                To clean accessories and racks: Accessories and racks can be washed with soapy water and a soft cloth. 

                How to use the cleaning sponge: The steam oven comes with a cleaning sponge. Use it to remove any water remaining in the evaporator dish and to wipe down the oven. Dry afterwards with a soft cloth. The cleaning sponge should be washed before initial use. It can be washed in the dishwasher.

                To steam clean the oven’s interior: There is a 2-cycle process to steam clean the oven’s interior with dishwashing liquid. Steam cleaning the oven’s interior is good for cleaning away heavy food debris. Please see the product manual for specific step-by-step instructions. 

                To hand clean the oven’s interior: Use mild, soapy water with cleaning sponge provided. Do not allow soapy water to come in contact with oven light bulb or door gaskets. Do not use chlorine-based cleaners or abrasive cleaners, sponges and cloths. 

                To clean the exterior stainless steel: Wash with mild, soapy water and a soft cloth. Dry with a soft cloth. Always wipe in the direction of the stainless steel grain. Apply stainless steel conditioner to steel surface with soft cloth and wipe off any excess with a soft cloth. Do not apply stainless steel conditioner to control labels and markings. The Bosch Stainless Steel Conditioner (part number 00576696) can be purchased in our online Bosch Accessories & Parts Store. Do not use chlorine based cleaners or abrasive cleaners, sponges and cloths. Using these things can create scratches and rust on the steel surface. Immediately wipe away food debris and liquids when they come in contact with the steel surface once the oven has cooled.
                Warning: Some stainless steel cleaners are known to have negative effects on materials other than stainless steel. Make sure to apply stainless steel cleaners to stainless steel components only! Do not apply to control labels or markings.

                To clean the control panel: Spray glass cleaner onto a soft cloth and wipe on control panel. Do not use chlorine based cleaners or abrasive cleaners, sponges and cloths. 

                To clean the evaporator dish: Wash with mild, soapy water and a soft cloth or the cleaning sponge. Dry with a soft cloth.

                To clean the water tank: Wash with mild, soapy water. Do not put into a dishwasher.

                Descaling instructions for your steam oven.

                You will need to descale the steam oven periodically if your water is not soft. The steam oven will let you know when it needs to be descaled. A “Descale Needed” message will be displayed each time a new heating mode is selected until the oven is descaled.

                The descaling process is a 2-cycle process with a total time of approximately 35 minutes. Please see the product manual for specific step-by-step instructions. Descaler (part number 00573828) can be purchased online in the Bosch Accessories & Parts Store.

              • How do steam convection ovens work?

                The Steam and Convection Oven features a 1.4 quart water tank that needs to be filled with tap water and inserted into the oven prior to use.

                When the oven is turned on to Steam or Combination Mode, the water flows through a small water pipe into a reservoir located at the bottom of the oven cavity. There it is heated up via an electric element that sits below the reservoir.

                After the water reaches the boiling point of 212°F it starts to generate steam in the cavity.

                Steam carries latent energy that is released as soon as it encounters cooler food, so the energy from the steam is transported directly to the food. Because the density of steam is higher compared to hot air, it is also possible to cook at lower temperatures compared to normal cooking. (For example, compare sitting in a normal sauna at a temperature of 120°F to sitting in a steam sauna at 120°F – the steam sauna will feel much hotter. That physical phenomenon is used in steam cooking.)

                The overall advantages of cooking with steam include:

                • Better browning of meat.
                • No more dried out food.
                • Vegetables keep more vitamins and nutrients.
                • Reheats food better than a microwave, as the food retains moisture, flavor and texture.

                What kinds of food can be cooked in a steam convection oven?

                A large variety of foods can be cooked in the steam convection oven. Of course this includes vegetables but it also includes roasted chicken and meats, seafood, hard-cooked egg, bread and pastries. Steam cooking retains vitamins and minerals better than traditional boiling in water.

                How do I convert regular recipes for the steam convection oven?

                In general, the cooking time is decreased by a quarter. For example: if it takes a chicken 1 hour to roast in a traditional oven, it will take about 45 minutes in a steam convection oven.
                Also, the denser the food, the quicker it will cook. This means that denser foods like casseroles and turkeys will cook even faster.

                Does the steam convection oven have any special installation considerations?

                No, the steam oven is non-plumbed so it doesn’t need to be connected to any water lines.

                Does the steam oven dry out food?

                Foods retain their natural color when cooked with steam and do not dry out. Cooked vegetables look like they have been freshly harvested. You rarely need to stir or turn the food. This means that even delicate fish dishes retain their shape.

                How does food taste when it’s cooked in a steam oven?

                Steaming provides naturally flavorful food that needs hardly any salt. With steam you can cook different dishes of a menu at the same time without having any flavor transfer between the dishes.

                What kind of water should I use in the steam oven?

                Use only fresh tap water in the water tank or if necessary, plain, noncarbonated water purchased from the store. Do not fill the water tank with distilled water or any other liquids.

                If your tap water is very hard (10 grains per gallon or higher), we recommend using softened water.

                If your tap water is very chlorinated (>40 mg/L), we recommend using plain, noncarbonated, water with a low amount of chlorine purchased from the store.

                Do I have to refill the water manually in the steam oven?

                Yes, the water tank needs to be filled with tap water manually. The water tank is easily accessible. It can simply be pulled out and filled with cold, tap water to the “MAX” line.

                For more information on the type of water that can be used, see the question and answer above.

                Can regular foods (such as bread) be baked in a steam oven?

                Yes. The Bosch steam oven is very versatile. You can set it to bake bread and pastries or set it to bake a 14 lb. turkey that is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. It will bake any type of food you would normally use a conventional oven for.

                Will the escaping steam from the steam oven damage my cabinetry?

                Steam will not escape and damage cabinetry of the installation guidelines are followed correctly.

                Can the steam oven be used as a regular oven?

                Yes, the Bosch steam oven has several cooking modes - steam, steam and convection, and European convection. European convection has 3 heating elements and a fan that distributes the heat evenly.

                Where does the water drain in a steam oven?

                There is no water drainage.

                Is there a Star K steam oven?

                Bosch does not have a Star K steam oven.

                Are the steam ovens plumbed?

                The steam ovens are not plumbed. The water tank is easily accessible on the right side of the steam oven.

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