I have looked at a CK to rent today that has a gas oven and stove and a pizza oven. It is 6 feet tall and has four ovens. I wish I had taken pics. I have never used one and do not know if they would be good for baking cakes. The kitchen use to be a store front bakery so I assume they used the pizza ovens for baking?
Any information or advice that can be given would be greatly appreciated. TIA
Is it *really* a pizza oven, or are they just deck ovens?
Ok forgive me as I am just going off what the owner said it was. Let me describe it.
about 6 feet tall, 3 feet wide with 4 doors to ovens that were about a foot tall. Gas oven. I looked up 'deck oven' and although this one is pretty old it is the
same design concept, so I guess that is what it is.
That's good, right? Do cakes bake differently in it?
Deck ovens are pretty normal. Usually have separate top and bottom element controls. I've only baked in electric deck ovens, though. Bakes just like a regular oven. For some reason, we always put an upside down sheet pan on the bottom of the deck and then put our cake pans on the sheet pan. I don't really know why, and no one ever asked.
Pizza ovens are designed to run very hot and may only be temp adjustable in a narrow range.
My partner from culinary school got a great deal on a rental of a closed pizza place. He had to bake cakes with the oven doors open to regulate the heat. Srsly.
Good to know!
I am leaning toward renting this place over my other option. I think I will take a day and just "play" bake so I can figure out how well it all works.
Thanks for the reply!
Pizza oven is just another term for deck oven. My bakery had three gas deck ovens stacked fairly high. They are excellent, well-insulated, and you'll be quite happy.