Challenger Bread Pan
You spend hours making dough—don’t leave that last step to chance. The Challenger Bread Pan delivers the right amount of heat and steam to help you bake the perfect loaf, each and every time. This revolutionary cast iron bread pan was designed by bakers, for bakers, to help you bake better bâtards, boules, and demi-baguettes.
Steam is key to making bread with a crackling crust, rich colors, open scores, and full volume. There are countless baking hacks to add steam to your oven, but unfortunately most of that steam escapes the minute the oven door opens. The Challenger Bread Pan's exclusive design ensures a tight seal between the cover and the base to trap in the steam your dough needs while baking.
Small combo cookers yield small boules, and Dutch ovens have bakers cutting elaborate parchment slings to lower dough without burning their hands (or degassing the dough). Baking stones and steels require even more elaborate workarounds to create steam and clay bakers crack. Stop struggling with baking workarounds— the Challenger makes it easy to load and score your dough. The thick, black cast iron delivers powerful radiant heat to the bottom and the top of your dough, while the pan's loaf-shaped design ensures your dough gets the heat it needs right where it needs it.
The Challenger Bread Pan is perfect for making all your favorite types of bread of almost any size right, as well as other baked goods like focaccia, cornbread, dinner rolls, sticky buns, and so much more. Made to last for generations, the Challenger Bread Pan has been pre-seasoned and arrives ready to use. Prior to your first bake, simply wipe the pan with a damp cloth. It's also extremely easy to clean—simply brush it free of any crumbs once it has cooled.
15.4"L x 10.5"W x 5.4"H
- OriginUnited States
— Warranty: Manufacturer's 1 Year
— The Ultimate Bread Pan
— Produces Better Bâtards, Boules, Demi-baguettes, & Other Loaves Of Almost Any Size
— Shallow Base For Easily Loading Your Dough
— Sealed Environment Creates The Perfect Amount Of Steam
— Thick Black Cast Iron Delivers Uniform, Radiant Heat
— Top Handles To Easily Remove The Cover Mid-bake
— Deep Cover: Plenty Of Room For Your Oven Spring
— Pre-seasoned & Ready To Use
Care: Brush away crumbs after cooling. You may occasionally want to wash your pan with water or dish detergent. After washing and rinsing thoroughly, lightly wipe the surface of your pan with grapeseed or flaxseed oil to preserve the pan’s seasoning and beautiful finish. Allow the pan to dry in a warm oven. Only store the lid and base of your pan when they are completely dry.
Use: It is recommend to preheat your pan to 450—500°F. The time it takes to reach this suggested temperature will vary depending on your oven. Your pan retains consistent heat longer than other baking vessels and therefore you may need to adjust your usual bake times. Please monitor baking times closely during the first few uses and adjust oven heat and bake times as necessary. Minor smoking may occur during your first few bakes. This is normal and safe and will not affect your bread. The smoking will soon dissipate.
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Shipping AvailabilityUnited States (EXCEPT Hawaii, Alaska)
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Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return or cancellation