4 Types Of Commercial Pizza Ovens Such As Convection Oven

4 Types Of Commercial Pizza Ovens Such As Convection Oven

Research shows that we love pizza and in fact, Americans eat 100 acres of the pie each day! Pizza is a staple at many restaurants, regardless of the style of pizza that you serve, you need a good way to cook it quickly without compromising taste. So, what are the best types of commercial pizza ovens? Ever consider a convection oven?

Even if you don’t run a pizzeria, you might want to invest in a quality commercial pizza oven for a restaurant so your pies come out just right. There are several varieties of commercial pizza ovens for sale on the market, and you need to know which is the best restaurant pizza oven to meet your needs. While there are multiple types of pizza ovens, each type of commercial oven comes with its own benefits and features.

Convection Ovens

Convection Ovens

Any restaurant that needs to cook pizza evenly and efficiently (in terms of time and money) could benefit from a freestanding convection oven or countertop convection oven. These commercial kitchen pizza ovens take up less space on your countertop than other ovens and help you cook delicious pizzas for your customers. Like other convection ovens, such as the Vulcan VC4GD-11D150K, this oven uses hot air circulated throughout the entire oven, not a conveyor belt. Air circulates efficiently, the temperature stays lower than the heat generated by other kinds of commercial pizza ovens. As a result, using a convection oven as a pizza oven helps reduce your energy costs.

  • Power Source - Pizza convection ovens are available in both gas or electric models.
  • Temperature - Pizza convection ovens cook at 460°F.
  • Preheat and Cooking Time - A convection oven will preheat to the right temperature in 15 to 20 minutes, while cooking time is accomplished for pizza in 5 to 6 minutes.

Brick Ovens

Brick Ovens

A throwback to the first pizza ovens, brick wood-burning ovens are ideal for pizza that is authentic, rustic, and crispy, Italian style. If you want to please pizza connoisseurs, you can’t go wrong with a wood-fired, brick pizza oven. The premise of a brick oven is the same as the ovens pizza makers of old used for centuries. The appliance features construction elements that aid in cooking the pizza by using a combination of convection, reflection, and conductive heat. The dome enables convection heat to flow naturally, while the hearth conducts heat, and the dome reflects heat back to the pizza. In a brick oven, the hearth and the dome are made from refractory bricks, which are able to withstand high levels of heat.

  • Power Source - Brick pizza ovens are typically fueled by wood-fired, but gas and coal options are available.
  • Temperature - The hearth can reach temperatures between 700°F and 1,000°F.
  • Preheat and Cooking Time - A brick pizza oven can take 45 minutes to an hour to preheat, and cooking takes 90 seconds to 5 minutes; these factors depend on how thick the crust of the pizza is, as well as how many total pizzas are in the oven.

Conveyor Ovens

Conveyor Ovens

For businesses that don’t have to put out hundreds of pies a day, conveyor ovens are an efficient, but slower way to cook pizza. Conveyor ovens like the Vollrath PO6-20818 use a conveyor belt to pull the food through to cook it, which can be too slow to keep up with the demand of a bustling pizza chain. However, you can cook other foods in the conveyor oven, which makes a handy 3-in-1 commercial kitchen appliance for some restaurants. There are two types of conveyor ovens - countertop industrial pizza oven models, which use radiant heat, and full-size freestanding units which use forced-air heating.

  • Power Source - Conveyor ovens come in gas or electric models.
  • Temperature - For properly cooked pizza, a conveyor pizza oven temperature can reach between 400°F and 600°F.
  • Preheat and Cooking Time - Little to no preheat time is required, and cooking a pizza can be accomplished in 4 to 5 minutes if the heat is set between 500°F and 500°F and 520°F.

Deck Ovens

Deck Ovens

If you can’t afford a brick oven or don’t have space for a proper one, a pizza deck oven like the Vulcan VC4ED-11D1 is an excellent alternative. You’ll still get an authentic taste and an efficiently-cooked pizza. The design of a pizza deck oven features stone shelves where you place the pizza; the shelves are also referred to as “decks” in commercial pizza ovens. A burner heats the individual stones, cooking the pizza on each deck.

  • Power Source - Deck ovens come in gas or electric models.
  • Temperature - For properly cooked pizza, a deck oven can reach temperatures between 400°F and 600°F.
  • Preheat and Cooking Time - If the deck is cold, a deck oven can take 60 minutes to reach cooking times; cooking a pizza can be accomplished in 6 to 8 minutes if the heat is set between 500°F and 520°F unless the pizza is very thick and has a lot of toppings.

Pizza is now as American as hot dogs, hamburgers, and apple pie, and if you serve pizza at your restaurant, you need an oven that will get the job done well. Whether you have a small space, a limited budget, or a need to serve delicious authentic pizza, there’s a commercial pizza oven out there for you.

Comments

  1. comment authorApilinariosilviaJan 20, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to post about this oven. Commercial ovens are the right oven for your restaurant or foodservice business. These ovens are the best options for Restaurants. Thanks for sharing the types of these ovens.

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