Thanks David. I haven't gotten a chance to use the Danish whisk yet. I will as soon as I make some pancakes, waffles, or knead dough by hand again.
Yes its the Romertopf clay baker from breadtopia. They also sell round cloches for boules. I decided to start with this as i like to make loaves for sandwiches. It really did seem to help make the loaf more like ones you can buy at the store. Once the bread is done baking after 45mins, you are suppose to take the top off and let it brown up for 3-4min. When I removed the lid, this is how the loaf looked so I just pulled it out of the oven then.
What is also worthwhile to get if you haven't placed an order yet is the Lame (pronounced like Llama without the "a" at the end). It's a razor blade mounted on a handle to make cuts in the bread. Another usefull little gizmo for bread making.
BTW, I won't be able to make pizza next week, since I'll be up in Canada fishing all week.