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  • Natural 11-in. La Cloche Brick Oven by Sassafras

Natural 11-in. La Cloche Brick Oven by Sassafras

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One of the earliest ways to bake bread was underneath a curved cover or cooking pot placed over an open hearth. This is such a cooking bell made from hard-fired clay that nests on a lipped baking stone 10" in diameter. Place your bread dough on the pie-shaped base, cover it with the bell, then put it in a preheated oven. A 2-pound loaf fits under the 8 1/2" high dome. The lid traps moisture escaping from the bread to create the steam needed to produce a light, brittle crust. During the last few minutes, remove the cover to lightly brown the crust.
  • Cleaning & Care: Wipe with damp cloth
  • Dimensions: 11 x 6-in.
  • Material: Natural stone (clay)
  • Origin: USA
  • Size/Capacity: 11 x 6-in.
  • Warranty: 1-year
  • MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS

  • Good product, poor packaging

    I purchased the La Cloche specifically for baking bread. After reading the reviews of this product on Amazon.com, I learned that most who ordered the La Cloche received it broken. My assumption was that Amazon was not doing a good job at packaging the product for shipping. This is what prompted me to order from Cooking.com, my hope being I would receive it not only at a slightly lower price but also not broken.

    The La Cloche arrived in a secure box with good packaging but it was broken. I attributed this to the manafacturing packaging and not Cooking.com. I was sent a replacment ASAP which arrived in good condition.

    There are literally 20 + reviews on Amazon of people who ordered this and recived it broken, not once, not twice but many going on three times. Let the manufacturer know they need to change their packaging to avoide irritating thier customers.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
  • The top is great, the bottom will break

    I still recommend this, but you have know you're buying it for the top only. The bottom pan will break, so get yourself a separate pizza stone to substitute for the bottom (and then use that for pizza and cookies too). I just use my old pizza stone, which I prefer anyway to that stupid pan 'cuz it's easier to slide the loaf onto it with a baker's peel. I think my old stone might be the Bialetti square, but there's no markings on it to be sure of that anymore. That combined with this bell top has been doing great, cooking a loaf of killer spelt sourdough every week now for more than eight months. I have not tried any other products like this to compare, but haven't seen any others like it out there to try.

    The upper bell on this oven is thick and sturdy. It has even stood up to a quick air-cooling outside the oven rather than letting it cool slowly inside the oven like you're supposed to do. It makes for great rustic breads in a conventional oven because it holds in the moisture, and you don't have to spritz your loaf every 5 minutes or have a professional oven with steam jets.

    My first one arrived with a shattered bottom pan. Cooking.com promptly sent a replacement that had different manufacturer's packaging than the first one, plus they added more padding in the outer box. After three or four uses, however, the bottom pan cracked in the oven anyway. The pan is thinner than the top, and it looks like we've all had this same problem here, so don't count on the bottom lasting for you. If yours arrives with broken bottom but top intact, just save your time and skip asking for a replacement.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
  • I love the results I get from baking bread in the La Cloche. I bought one several years ago, but when the base broke after a few uses, I regretfully returned it. The vendor was no longer carrying it, so I couldn't get a replacement. When I decided to check it out again, I noticed from the reviews that others had had a similar problem. I finally managed to find Sassafras online and wrote asking them about this problem. They sent me a replacement base! There I was with the base, but no

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
  • Customer Reviews for Natural 11-in. La Cloche Brick Oven by Sassafras

  • Overall Rating:

    4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 38 ratings

    97% of reviewers recommend this product

    86% say this is a "good value"

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  • I bought this as a gift

    Son'- in laws are difficult to buy for but I found out he has just gotten into baking bread. I bought the Cloche as his Christmas gift. He was SO EXCITED !!!! It looked great. I hope to hear how it bakes, perhaps even taste some of his goods.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 26, 2013
    • By: Dominique
    • From: WI
    • I Cook: Every Day
  • Round La Cloche Brick Oven, (11-in.)

    Oven looked to be of high quality, but I thought it was overpriced as it was imported from China & NOT made in the USA as advertised in the product description. Looking forward to using it next week.

    Was this helpful?
    • November 6, 2013
    • By: TIM
    • From: ID
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband. He and I both enjoy cooking. He loves crusty artisan breads, so I knew that he would like this gift. I gave it to him before Christmas because I wanted him to practice making bread before our guests began arriving. Also, I was hungry for some homemade bread! The bread was delicious and the oven was easy to use. I think that we will get a lot of use from this product.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • December 17, 2012
    • By: Sandra
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Love it.

    l Would have rated thus product a 5 but, I have only used once and some of the other reviews complain that it crackes over time so I will have to see. But, so far I love it. The bread it makes is the best-

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • February 19, 2012
    • By: Lori
    • From: TN
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Lives up to expectations!

    All the information already reported about this oven is true! My sourdough bread is the best it's been!

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • March 4, 2011
    • By: Diana
    • From: IL
  • retirement is having fun

    I am a little handicaped and retired, have 5 kids 14 grandkids so I have always cooked and everyone says my food is good, so I started reading about italian breads and there you go. I bake about 5 loaves a week now. all kinds. I have my daughter take some to work and the girls go crazy. it get a little pricey but who cares. my daughter-in-law found a loaf of peppers and cheese at a farmers market and said my was better, there you go again what can I say. I just wished I'd bought this product years ago. happy shopper. would like to buy another, but can't afford at this time. nancy

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • November 13, 2010
    • By: nancy
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Was what I expected and am happy the way the bread tourned out.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • October 8, 2010
    • By: Paul
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: For Special Occasions
    • Style: Family
  • exceptional producyt

    I bought this to bake my bread. After using this to make rustic Italian bread, it was amazing.
    It is a exceptional product with very reasonable price.
    I recommend this producty to everyone who loves to bake breads.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • July 3, 2010
    • By: YOSHIRO
    • From: MO
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • best piece of equipment a home baker could ever own if one wants to make artisan bread.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • July 19, 2009
    • By: thomas
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Professional
  • Great Bread Baker

    Based on reviews of others, I fully expected at least one of the two I ordered would be broken (base is fragile). However, both were received in perfect condition. I have used other clay bakers, mainly the elongated versions, with terrific success in bread baking. This round version is no different. It bakes a round loaf with results similar to what you would find in a tradition Italian bakery.
    I use the round version for sourdough bread.

    I highly recommend this item.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • February 17, 2009
    • By: WILLIAM J
    • From: MD
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Love that crusty bread

    I like the way the oven works, it puts a nice crust on the bread. Have been having trouble with the bread recipe that comes with it though. I would have liked a few more recipe options and a trouble shooting section.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • February 6, 2009
    • By: duane
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Great Product

    This was a replacement for the identical item we have had for several years. My wife dropped a pot on the lid and broke it, so I ordered a new one. We have found that it is an ideal item for cooking everything from vegetables to meats in the oven. I believe it would be great for baking bread in the oven also. I highly recommend it.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • December 13, 2008
    • By: Thad
    • From: FL
    • I Cook: For Special Occasions
    • Style: Family
  • Fast shipping, quality merchandise, weould recommend.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • November 12, 2008
    • By: David
    • From: NC
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • I love the results I get from baking bread in the La Cloche. I bought one several years ago, but when the base broke after a few uses, I regretfully returned it. The vendor was no longer carrying it, so I couldn't get a replacement. When I decided to check it out again, I noticed from the reviews that others had had a similar problem. I finally managed to find Sassafras online and wrote asking them about this problem. They sent me a replacement base! There I was with the base, but no

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • May 3, 2008
    • By: Margaret
    • From: MO
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • La Cloche pans rock!

    If you are looking for artisan results in your home oven the La Cloche is the way to go. No fuss, no muss. The more they are used the better they get!

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • November 24, 2007
    • By: Michael
    • From: IL
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Party Host
  • Great bread oven

    Mine arrived intact in a well-packed double carton. I love this thing! It makes bread with a wonderfully crisp crust that I have never been able to achieve before. I haven't bought store bread since it got here. I've been using the recipe provided with the cloche.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • October 29, 2007
    • By: Glenis
    • From: MI
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • The top is great, the bottom will break

    I still recommend this, but you have know you're buying it for the top only. The bottom pan will break, so get yourself a separate pizza stone to substitute for the bottom (and then use that for pizza and cookies too). I just use my old pizza stone, which I prefer anyway to that stupid pan 'cuz it's easier to slide the loaf onto it with a baker's peel. I think my old stone might be the Bialetti square, but there's no markings on it to be sure of that anymore. That combined with this bell top has been doing great, cooking a loaf of killer spelt sourdough every week now for more than eight months. I have not tried any other products like this to compare, but haven't seen any others like it out there to try.

    The upper bell on this oven is thick and sturdy. It has even stood up to a quick air-cooling outside the oven rather than letting it cool slowly inside the oven like you're supposed to do. It makes for great rustic breads in a conventional oven because it holds in the moisture, and you don't have to spritz your loaf every 5 minutes or have a professional oven with steam jets.

    My first one arrived with a shattered bottom pan. Cooking.com promptly sent a replacement that had different manufacturer's packaging than the first one, plus they added more padding in the outer box. After three or four uses, however, the bottom pan cracked in the oven anyway. The pan is thinner than the top, and it looks like we've all had this same problem here, so don't count on the bottom lasting for you. If yours arrives with broken bottom but top intact, just save your time and skip asking for a replacement.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • September 13, 2007
    • By: Chad
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day
  • Good product, poor packaging

    I purchased the La Cloche specifically for baking bread. After reading the reviews of this product on Amazon.com, I learned that most who ordered the La Cloche received it broken. My assumption was that Amazon was not doing a good job at packaging the product for shipping. This is what prompted me to order from Cooking.com, my hope being I would receive it not only at a slightly lower price but also not broken.

    The La Cloche arrived in a secure box with good packaging but it was broken. I attributed this to the manafacturing packaging and not Cooking.com. I was sent a replacment ASAP which arrived in good condition.

    There are literally 20 + reviews on Amazon of people who ordered this and recived it broken, not once, not twice but many going on three times. Let the manufacturer know they need to change their packaging to avoide irritating thier customers.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • April 11, 2007
    • By: Lisa
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host
  • Works as advertised with reservations

    This product definitely produces the crusty artisan-style loaf as advertised. However, I returned my first order due to cracks in the base. The base on the replacement order cracked shortly after it arrived. I used it anyway and the cracks don't seem to affect the function of the oven. (See Amazon.com for many other similar comments.)

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • April 7, 2007
    • By: Margaret
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • as alan scott said in his book about baking bread and building ovens the results in using this device are unblievable. it produces a real artisan loaf of bread that cannot be duplicated in anything other than a masonry oven

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • December 4, 2006
    • By: john
    • From: OH
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
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