I don't know about you, but when done properly, home made bread is absolutely delicious. Even though it may require more work than driving to the store to pick some up, you have the peace of mind knowing what ingredients are being used to make the loaf. Best of all, you also have the ability to eat it hot and fresh, straight out of your own oven. However, the right tools needed for the baking may not always be available to us, which in my case, could lead to me burning the house down.
Recognizing that the right instrument needed to bake bread at home doesn't exist, avid home bakers, Sharon and Ted Burdett of the design company Strand, have set out to use their designing experience and love for baking in order to create the right tool for the rest of us. With 325 backers at the time this segment was written, Strand is on its way of opening up the opportunity to bake bread at home for the backing community.
Simplicity and functionality truly describe The Fourneau. It's neat design, along with the material that makes it whole, show why so many backers are investing in Strand's product. I also love the fact that Strand is providing recipes as part of its rewards.
Potentially, The Fourneau will be successful beyond the Kickstarter campaign. It makes baking bread at home easy, opening up opportunities for us to spend time with friends, kids, significant other, etc. in the kitchen and enjoy it as well. I'd also like to point out how "nomtious" that pizza in the photo above looks. Personally, I think the pizza should be a reward as well.
Overall, designing and producing an item for baking bread at home POPs.
The Fourneau's Campaign Page
With a patent pending product, The Fourneau Bread Oven, Strand is getting closer and closer to bringing its bread baking instrument to our homes. As described, "After more than a year of design, development and prototyping, we’ve come up with a simple, elegant solution — The Fourneau Bread Oven — The perfect tool for making the most beautiful and most delicious bread at home."
The Fourneau is simple to use, as it can be placed in the oven and turned on to preheat. Once ready, you'll be able to place the dough in The Fournea. At this point, the cast iron walls of the tool allow for even distribution of heat, giving the bread a crispy and golden crust. Fortunately for us non-pros, we don't have to worry about tossing the bread in a hot pot, risking burns (that'll come from being impatient of wanting to eat your deliciously home made bread too quickly).