November 10, 2011 - 4:57pm
cantilevered oven door?
a door that opens down and into the oven when you hit it with the peel and closes when you remove the peel.
i saw one in a video on youtube and can't seem to find it again. if you've got one in your oven or even put some thought into making one, i'd love to hear it.
the one in the video was cast, but.i'm thinking insulating castable poured into a welded frame, that folds into the oven, with a recessed area in the 'foyer' (if you will) so the door is flush with the deck when open. if i could figure out how to do anything with google sketchup i'd have a picture. sorry if this is hard to visualize.
The oven in the Max Poilane video has a sprung door, when they use the peel it does as you indicate, but first when they clean the oven & refresh the water vessel, the door is released into the oven.....is this the one you saw:
that oven is a different design than most very interesting.
here is another one i found: it looks more like what i need and much simpler than what i had envisioned:
looks like it's outside of nashville and i found contact info for the baker so i'll be giving him a call.
the ash dump is recessed so the door is flat with the floor when open. the door/frame assembly is removed for firing.
i'm aiming for an insulated version, but shouldn't be too hard to get something welded up that can maybe hold a few inches of fb board.