Low Cost Steam Oven
I attended a trade show last week where I found a vendor who just put a new pizza oven on the market. They also have 2 other small model (portable, countertop) ovens that heat up to 400+ degrees. The pizza oven heats to over 600 degrees. The cost? Each is under $300.00.
I talked with the vendor rep who I've known for a couple of years and explained the need for a low cost steam injected oven. For the 3 models the vendor currently sells, the only missing part is the steam.
I undertand the need for high quality insulation, quality parts (tight door, hinges) etc, and the pizza oven the vendor just introduced is great quality as is. The vendor was open to looking at a method to add steam to the oven if they could see there would be a large enough market for the change.
My question is: how much interest is there for a steam oven that may only cost $200 - $300? For a price in this range, the oven may only be large enough to bake 1 loaf or 2 smaller loaves, but if the oven produced high quality bread with good oven spring, would it be worth considering? I don't know of any steam injected ovens on the market in this price range. Let me know if something like this would be of interest for home use.