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Round Banneton Bread Basket

Generations of European bakers have used baskets like this one-called a banneton in French, and a Brotform in German-to proof bread dough for round loaves. The dough rises evenly into a uniform shape, while the rattan coils draw out moisture, promoting crispy crust. Spiral indentations left by the coils bake into the bread, so loves come out with a classic artisanal finish. For proofing up to a 2-lb. loaf. Simply flour the banneton and add kneaded dough for the final rise. Great with handmade and machine-made dough. Doubles as a serving basket.
Average Customer Rating:
2.333 out of 5
2.3
 out of 
5
(3 Reviews) 3
1 of 3(33%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sort by Customer Reviews for Round Banneton Bread Basket
Review 1 for Round Banneton Bread Basket
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
,Lawrence
,KS
January 11, 2016
Would You Recommend? No
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
Buyer's Remorse
January 11, 2016
This is a large proofing basket, and I haven't been able to find a liner to fit it. Also, it's really expensive for what it is, especially considering it's made in China. Most of the more expensive ones are made in Europe. Do your research before you purchase, because it cannot be returned.
Pros: Balance, Color
Cons: price, liners don't fit
Review 2 for Round Banneton Bread Basket
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
December 29, 2015
Would You Recommend? No
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
cheaply made, overpriced, non-refundable
December 29, 2015
Banneton made in China for Frieling. Has cracks and splits in rattan, and tremendous amount of staple marks. You can see the regularly spaced rectangular holes and the cracks in the rattan if you enlarge the photo. Poor quality. Not comparable to ones made in Germany.. Way overpriced. Can find same brand online elsewhere for half the cost. Disappointed in WS selling product as non-refundable. Guess they know it's a terrible purchase and trying to get rid of inventory. Avoid.
Cons: Quality, price
Review 3 for Round Banneton Bread Basket
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
,New York
,NY
May 31, 2014
Would You Recommend? Yes
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
Excellent Bread Making Tool
May 31, 2014
The banneton is a special tool used for making bread. This banneton is very well made from what appears to be birch. The coil construction means that the end product bread will have the "beehive" look one finds in high end artisinal bread. Using the banneton really helped my bread baking. I made a wild yeast bread using my new banneton. The dough rose well. After baking it had a nice crunchy crust. I attribute this to using a cloche but also to the banneton which draws some of the moisture from the outer layer of the dough. Also the banneton is attractive enough to use to serve the bread. But be warned, this is equipment for the serious repeat bread baker.
Pros: Good for Entertaining, Appearance, Design, Weight
Cons: expensive