Since deck ovens use conduction and radiant heat, the hearth continuously is designed to circulate heat throughout the oven. This is why deck ovens are beloved for their ability to help dough rise and bread bake evenly throughout. If you’ve ever savored a gloriously crusty baguette or exquisite sourdough with a light, yet hearty texture, you probably have a deck oven to thank for these immensely enjoyable experiences.
Benefits of a deck oven for bread baking include:
- The ability to retain heat within the baking hearth
- Consistent, even heating
- A steam system that doesn’t rely on moving air
- Independent temperature control for each deck
- Cleaning is simple
- Deck oven require little maintenance