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Loading a hot Dutch Oven Fourneau Levee

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barryvabeach

Loading a hot Dutch Oven Fourneau Levee

I am a fan of the original fourneau bread oven, though I bought it used at a fraction of the price - at list price, it is hard to justify.  I did go by the site the other day and saw  https://www.fourneauoven.com/collections/fourneau-grande-and-levee-pre-order/products/fourneau-levee   It is hard to tell, but it appears to be an aluminum disk, with stainless steel handles, and a high temp parchment mat.  You apparently load the dough onto the mat onto the disk, then use the handles to lower the assembly into the dutch oven.   I don't use that size dutch oven,  Le Creuset 7.25 quart dutch oven, #28.  so it is of no interest to me,  but others might find it useful, especially those that use the parchment sling technique.   The list price of $25 doesn't seem outrageous, but no idea what shipping would be, or whether it would fit other dutch ovens.