The Original terracotta Spring Oven. A specialised terracotta ovenware pot for baking high quality bread with the use of steam.
The Spring Oven is an ovenware pot designed for bakers. Baking bread with steam helps your dough rise and gives you a good crust. However I found generating steam in a home oven was quite difficult and rarely that effective. The Spring Oven is a solution to this problem; an ovenware pot with a water channel in the base of the product that generates steam inside the product while you bake.
Many home methods to create steam often see minimal results and also have a cooling effect on your home oven which inhibits the rise of your bread. The Spring Oven combines the benefits of high steam-baking while allowing your home oven to still reach high temperatures.
Using a traditional ceramic slip-casting process, each Spring Oven is hand-made to a very high quality using high-fired, locally sourced terracotta. The procedure of slip-casting cannot be rushed and requires focused attention and skill to produce the exceptional finish on each Spring Oven.
Here is a short video of just a few of the steps our manufacturers go through to create each Spring Oven.