Trick to get the most out of your home oven
Upon discovering that my Kenmore Elite oven waits until it's >50 degrees off of set temp before reheating, I came up with this method that I believe will benefit all those using home ovens:
I preheat the oven for at least a good 30min and always have some extra mass in there to help hold the heat; at least a tray with lava rocks in it (that I will pour boiling water into when I put the bread in) and sometimes I'll add a pizza stone too.
When I put the bread in, I'll turn the oven OFF for a split second and then immediately turn it back on. This will put the oven back in pre-heat mode where it'll keep pumping heat into that oven until it hits the set temp, which will keep it cranking for a good long while with a fresh cold loaf in there. Works a treat!