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bagels and breads(rolls, loafs, baguettes) in oven...need steam injection or not that necessay?

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koloatree

bagels and breads(rolls, loafs, baguettes) in oven...need steam injection or not that necessay?

hi, i am looking to purchase an oven for my home that will eventually be used for business. the oven i am looking to purchase is powered by gas and is laid out with firebrick on the floor, side of walls, and ceiling. would this kind of oven by suitable to make loafs and bagels? or should i consider an oven that has built in steam injection(which is many more times expensive). 

 

thanks

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ehanner

I saw this last week and thought you would get an answer from someone who bakes with gas. I don't have any experience using a gas oven but I know the folks here who do also use steam like I do. If it is your plan to bake baguettes and other french style breads you will want to be able to introduce steam for the first minutes of the bake. If you buy a deck oven I'm sure the manufacturer will have a steam kit

 Eric