A protocol request re: steaming
Much information has been generously shared on TFL about people's experiments with introducing steam into home ovens. However, more often than not, there is no mention of the type of oven (gas or electric) one is using in these experiments. The same holds true for books like BPA and Bread.
From my own personal experience and from hearing about other's experience, I can say that what works in an electric oven may not work in gas (for example - Sylvia's towel technique worked great in my electric but poorly in my gas oven). Having switched to gas recently, I've been combing these pages for steaming techniques that will help me get the same grigne and crust I used to enjoy when cooking with electric. It's been a little frustrating because I don't know whether the technique recommended was tested in a gas or electic oven (or both).
Therefore, my request is that when people post their experiments or suggestions related to creating steam in a home ovens, to please specify the type of oven (gas or electric) they are working with.