The revolutionary cast iron bread pan designed by bakers, for bakers. Challenger Breadware crafted their bread pan to help you bake better bread every day! Bake bâtards, boules, demi-baguettes, and other loaves of almost any size. Made in the USA.
Top 5 Reasons You’ll Love Your Challenger Bread Pan™:
- Shallow base: Loading your dough is easy.
- Sealed environment: Creates the perfect amount of steam.
- Top handles: Easily remove the cover mid-bake.
- Deep cover: Plenty of room for your oven spring.
- Exclusive: It’s the only pan of its kind!
Your Challenger Bread Pan has been pre-seasoned and shipped ready to use. Prior to your first bake, simply wipe the pan with a damp cloth. Your pan is extremely easy to clean. Simply brush it free of any crumbs once it has cooled. You may occasionally want to wash your pan with water or dish detergent. After washing and rinsing thoroughly, lightly wipe the surface of your pan with grapeseed or flaxseed oil to preserve the pan’s seasoning and beautiful finish. Allow the pan to dry in a warm oven. Only store the lid and base of your pan when they are completely dry.
We recommend preheating your pan to 450—500°F / 230—260°C. The time it takes to reach this suggested temperature will vary depending on your oven. Your pan retains consistent heat longer than other baking vessels and therefore you may need to adjust your usual bake times. Please monitor baking times closely during the first few uses and adjust oven heat and bake times as necessary. Minor smoking may occur during your first few bakes. This is normal and safe and will not affect your bread. The smoking will soon dissipate.
When you’re done baking, you can let your pan cool in the oven after you turn it off. You can store it right in the oven, or anywhere that will keep it dry.
Jim Challenger began in 2016, and, as bakers do, became obsessed with baking the perfect loaf. What started out as an expression of love—making healthy food for his family—grew into a commitment to learning the craft of baking bread. Challenger Breadware grew out of Jim’s daily baking practice, and his personal goal to help more people bake better and eat more healthfully, one delicious loaf at a time.