This clay baker is one of my newest additions to my small home store. The clay mimics the effects of a steam injected oven to obtain a perfectly, crispy crust. This will work for sourdough, no knead breads, or regular sandwich breads. I personally love the oblong shape of this baker, which allows you to easily make a French loaf. And, if you like to make a double batch of your no-knead bread, this baker fits in the oven alongside a Dutch oven.