Sotero Oven

From: "Bev Marois"
To: Jim Buckley
Subject: San Francisco Baking Institute Teaching Oven
Date: October 7, 2003

San Francisco Baking Institute #180 teaching oven. Completed in early October, 2003.

Ben Sotero and his crew of Sotero Masonry from Aptos, CA, recently completed the masonry work on a gorgeous installation of a model #180 le Panyol oven at the San Francisco Baking Institute in South San Francisco.

The design for the oven installation was created by Ben Sotero, Timothy Seaton of Timely Construction in Camas, WA, in consultation with Evelyne Suaz from SFBI. SFBI/TMB Baking are the new West Coast distributors for the le Panyol and Romain ovens. Timothy Seaton and Ben Sotero are gifted West Coast masons, and members of the Masonry Heater Assoc., with previous experience with the le Panyol oven cores.

Albie Barden of the Maine Wood Heat Co., Inc. flew in for several days to assist Ben and Tim with the installation.

The oven has been fitted with thermocouples and will become part of the on-going teaching programs at SFBI. SFBI is regarded as a leading teaching facility for artisan baking in North America.

People interested in classes with this oven or visiting the installation should contact SFBI: Richard Abit,

See also Sotero's big outdoor Rumford

Superior Clay Bake Ovens
Buckley Rumford Fireplaces
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