Yes, you can use any reasonably heavy covered pot to bake bread in your home oven. It’s far from perfect, but it works well enough that no one really sought to make a dedicated dish for baking bread at home. That is, until now with the Fourneau Bread Oven.
Billed as “the perfect tool for making the most beautiful and most delicious bread at home,” the bakeware comes with a door out front, so you can simply slide the dough in using a bread peel when the oven reaches your desired temperature. It fully encloses, too, so it will trap all the steam from the baking bread, ensuring you always end up with a golden, crispy crust.
The Fourneau Bread Oven consists of three separate parts: a base, a hatch, and a cover, so it should be easy to clean. When assembled, it measures 14.8 x 9.6 x 4.7 inches (length x width x height), so it can accommodate multiple loaf shapes and sizes, whether you want to bake rolls, baguettes, or even pizzas. A seasoned cast iron construction allows it to evenly radiate heat for efficiently cooking your dough, with a hefty and sturdy build that should last you many years of use.
Aside from use inside ovens, the Fourneau Bread Oven can bake on gas grills, too. Just make sure to close the lid to ensure it reaches and maintains the desired temperature.
Available now, the Fourneau Bread Oven is priced at $225.