Vessel for no-knead bread? Christmas list

I'm planning to start making no-knead bread, and I'm thinking of asking for something to bake it in, on my Christmas list. What have you used?

I'd be happy for a new dutch oven (mine is cast aluminum and I don't use it much anymore). I'm looking at a calphalon one - can that take the pre-heating? Apparently I could use a pyrex dish, too.

Just wondering what you've used, how small/big a vessel you've used, and if you always pre-heat or if you've made it by putting cold dough into the cold oven and turning oven on, which would mean a wider choice of containers would work.

If you were asking for some multi-tasker that would also serve to bake no-knead bread, what would you be asking for?


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