oblong cloche help
I've searched but not found just the same question.
Looking for recommendations (or negative info too) about any oblong cloches out there. I was really hoping to find a brand I already knew, but haven't. I always use just a round glazed pot with a lid for my regular loaves. In order not to have gigantic slices of bread (especially for toast), the loaves are fairly small...maybe they last 2 days. That's okay, but with my schedule it would be nice to have at least one more day ;-). A longer loaf would hopefully give a few more reasonably sized slices.
I've only seen unglazed clay so far. I think that might behave differently from what I'm doing. Currently I heat up my pot and lid (both glazed) as I'm pre-heating the oven, turn down heat after about 15, take off lid after another 15 or so, & finish in about another 15. I don't even know how the oblong would affect this, as well as the lack of glaze. I was using a dutch oven, but found occasional scorch.
If you have other advice for a reliable oblong loaf that gives me the crispy crust I have now, largish holes, etc. I'm all ears, seriously. And though I've baked my family's bread for years out of necessity due to where we live, I'm definitely an amateur.