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Old 09-11-2012, 08:51 PM
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Awesome door, Chip. While baking bread yesterday, I was wishing I had a window!
Every time I have made bread I wished for a window. First bread with the new door on schedule for Friday.

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Old 01-15-2013, 10:31 AM
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How's this door been working so far? I'm considering making a similar one with a round insulated plug that would twist lock in the window hole to maximize heat retention.

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Old 01-15-2013, 02:05 PM
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How's this door been working so far? I'm considering making a similar one with a round insulated plug that would twist lock in the window hole to maximize heat retention.

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It has been working out great, It does steam up at first because of the heat contrast - condensation but once it warms up - couple of minutes it is clear again, Not losing much heat as far as I can tell. I use the insulated door when I do not need to look in and the window door when in final stages of baking.

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:36 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Now I just need to find a pyrex lid.
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Thanks for the reply. Now I just need to find a pyrex lid.
Try a thrift store in Wausau or just wait for garage sales this spring.

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:03 AM
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Try a thrift store in Wausau or just wait for garage sales this spring.

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I'm allergic to thrift stores and garage sales, but I did find a 6" lid at a thrift store. I'll post my progress on my build thread.

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Just an update, the porthole window door is still going strong after almost a year of use. The window has servived several high to very low temperature changes when baking bread when it has been cold and no problems so far.

I did see an almost rectangular and a large oval cooking pan at the store a few weeks back and they might give a larger viewing area but my small window seems to be doing fine.

The condensation still appears at the beginning of using the door due to the high heat differential but once the temp equalizes the inside steam disappears.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:29 AM
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Creative idea there...very resourceful too.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:35 PM
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I picked up a sprayer with a brass wand and tip that attaches to the garden hose. I will be removing the thermometer from the door and replacing it with some type of hole that can be plugged. Through the hole I will spray a fine mist into the oven for baking bread.

I will post results on next bread baking cycle.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:52 PM
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I picked up a sprayer with a brass wand and tip that attaches to the garden hose. I will be removing the thermometer from the door and replacing it with some type of hole that can be plugged. Through the hole I will spray a fine mist into the oven for baking bread.

I will post results on next bread baking cycle.
Great Chip....believe it or not, I was planning on something similar with my door. Interested to see if its worth the effort.
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