Rommelsbacher Food Steamer DGS 855

Test 04/2020

  • Rommelsbacher Food Steamer DGS 855 - testing
  • Rommelsbacher Food Steamer DGS 855 - front
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  • Rommelsbacher Food Steamer DGS 855 - boxed
  • Rommelsbacher Food Steamer DGS 855 - detail
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Test seal: Rommelsbacher Food Steamer DGS 855, Rating 8.9

last modified: 17.12.2019, 11:32

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 35%
Cooking result 20%
Design 15%
Safety 10%
Range of functions 10%
Cleaning 10%
Tested by: Xenia



The Rommelsbacher Food Steamer DGS 855 stands out from the other steam cookers in the test primarily due to its innovative display, which offers you an exact setting of the cooking time and numerous programs. The aroma distributor attachment and the heat retention function are two of the noteworthy features that only the Rommelsbacher steam cooker has in the test. Even cooking larger foods is no problem with this model thanks to the removable shelves. The only criticism in the test is that the cooking containers cannot be put into the dishwasher for cleaning. In addition, you should not rely on the cooking times according to the operating instructions.


  • Simple operation
  • Steam vessels are numbered
  • Automatic switch-off during dry cooking
  • Removable floors
  • Convenient refilling of the water tank
  • Flavour distributor attachment
  • Digital timer
  • Warm-keeping function


  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Small water tank and only slow refill
  • Cooking times are wrong
  • Slower than other steam cookers

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Steam cooker in a chic design with many functions, but long cooking times and not dishwasher safe.

The Rommelsbacher Food Steamer DGS 855 is a special feature of the steam cooker test, as it is the only steam cooker with an aroma distributor attachment. In this, you can add herbs and spices as you like and flavor your food as needed. Unfortunately, the vessels of the steam cooker are not suitable for cleaning in the dishwasher; a major disadvantage in the steam cooker test.


The Rommelsbacher steam cooker consists of a white and robust base and three transparent cooking containers. These are made of dark plastic and look very valuable. Unfortunately, the view of the food is somewhat clouded. With the steam cooker, you get a manual in German and English language, which fortunately also contains numerous illustrations. Unfortunately, you can only rely on the cooking table to a limited extent, because the cooking times are too short for all foods. You will be explained exactly how to use the aroma attachment.

This steam cooker from Rommelsbacher is one of the few devices in the test which is equipped with a display. You can choose from a total of six different programs. The warming function, which is also not offered by many models, is also very popular. You can either select these separately; after cooking has finished, it will automatically switch on for a period of 20 minutes. With this model, you can set the cooking time to the minute using the plus/minus keys. This model stands out from most of its competitors because even when the water is used up and the appliance switches off, a signal tone sounds.

Preparation in the steam cooker

To use the steam cooker, you must first add water. The maximum capacity of 1.1 litres is slightly less than most other devices in the test. With this amount, you can cook for up to 60 minutes. Filling up with water is a bit more time consuming than with comparable products. The individual baskets are numbered, which makes stacking much easier. If necessary, you can remove the shelves from two of the three baskets to cook larger quantities of food. A rice bowl, which you can also use to prepare sauces or dips, is included. The flavour dispenser is practical: fill it with the herbs or spices of your choice to give your food an incomparable flavour. During operation, the steam cooker is not only pleasantly quiet, but the cooking result is also impressive: All foods retain their own taste, which can be enhanced by adding herbs and spices. A little tip: Do not necessarily follow the cooking time chart in the operating instructions, but let the food cook a little longer. All in all, the Rommelsbacher steam cooker needs a little longer to cook all foods than most competitor models. After use, you can not only stack the individual steam baskets on top of each other to save space, you can also simply stow the power cord inside the appliance. Unfortunately, you cannot put the individual steam inserts in the dishwasher, but have to clean them by hand.

We have evaluated about 30 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 80 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are a good 20 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 80% positive and 20% negative ratings

The following points were often positively noted:

  • Good workmanship
  • Large capacity
  • Fantastic result

The following points were often negatively noted:

  • Cleaning, not dishwasher safe
Manufacturer Rommelsbacher
EAN 3045386309276
Scope of delivery Base, juice container, 3x basket, rice bowl, lid, manual
Number of steamer baskets 3 + rice bowl
Capacity litres 9 l
Display Yes
Timer Yes; 99 min
Dishwasher safe No
Automatic switch-off Yes
Material Plastic
Stability Excellent
Length of the power cable 104 cm
Quality impression Excellent
Additional warranty 2 years
Manual language Pictures
Quality of instructions Good
Height 44 cm
Width 30 cm
Depth 21 cm
Weight 2,070 g
Power consumption 800 W
Cooking result
Range of functions

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Can a later start time be set on the device?
No, this is not possible.
Are the containers dishwasher safe?
No, the containers must be washed by hand.


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