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Don't try this at home.

July 23, 2009 - 5:13am -- ClimbHi

Masonry ovens cook differently than a normal home gas or electric oven. The latter bakes primarily by heating the air in an enclosed space, which in turn heats the food. A masonry oven relies more on radiation from the hot masonry to cook the food. Well, I knew this I guess, but the following experiment has proven how much different masonry ovens are.

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