I recently stopped at the Lodge Cast Iron outlet near Chattanooga. I really should have taken photos of their nice new store, which has been open for about two years ago. I picked up this cast iron bread loaf and quickly put it to the test with a loaf of anadama bread. After I baked the bread, I realized that my traditional loaf pan has been glass. These two materials have opposite properties: glass is an insulator while cast iron is a thermal conductor (not a great one, but at least better than glass). After thinking about it for a moment, I realized that cast iron probably delivers more even heat. At some point, I may run a side-by-side test. In the mean time, that's darn good bread.