Jim Challenger Baker, Founder & President
You spend hours making dough—don’t leave that last step to chance. The Challenger gives you the right amount of heat and steam to help you bake the perfect loaf, each and every time.
The Challenger Bread Pan is a revolutionary cast iron bread pan designed and crafted to bake boules, bâtards, baguettes, and other baker’s favorites.
The Challenger’s thick, black cast iron delivers powerful radiant heat to the bottom and the top of your dough. Our pan’s design—shaped like a loaf of bread—ensures your dough gets the heat it needs right where it needs it. Learn more.
The Challenger forms a tight seal between the cover and the base, trapping the perfect amount of steam you need for bread with crackling crust, rich colors, open scores, and full volume—each and every time. See the pan.
Calling all bakers! Beginner? Hello. Seasoned? Why yes. Obsessed? We’re with you. We can’t wait to bake with all of you. Behind the scenes, we’re hard at work on The How of Learning—our community resource for baking techniques and process. In the meantime, browse our Ingredient Directory and Bakers’ Glossary.