In Need Of New Oven For Baking

Decorating By CupcakesbyLee Updated 22 Mar 2012 , 12:54am by CindiM

CupcakesbyLee Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 7:55am
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Hey guys, im in need of a new oven and wanted to hear any recommendations on ovens that you guys are using? My ovens fan doesnt work properly so everytime i bake a cake it bakes unevenly and burns my cake on the sides. Its soo frustrating im deciding to buy a brand new one!

Thanks in advance,
Lee

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scp1127 Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 7:16am
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If this is for home use, KA makes an oven for baking. The fan is mild. One model has a steamer for bread. I have six of them. But there is no warranty for commercial use. When the motherboard goes out, and it can on all digitals, the part is about $300 plus about $100 labor. That is the worst repair, so it isn't worth getting an extended warranty.

cai0311 Posted 21 Mar 2012 , 4:45pm
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I have a convection oven at home that has the option of regular bake and convection bake. If I select convection bake I punch in the temp I would use for regular baking and the temp is automatically adjusted (lower by 25 degrees).

When I had just a regular oven I baked my cakes at 325 degrees. With the convection bake I punch in 375 degrees, the temp is automatically lowered to 350 degrees, and I get the same results (moist cake, no "hump"). I have NOT noticed the baking time being shorter using the convection oven but I can bake so much more at a time by using all 3 racks in the oven.

I can bake an entire 4 tier cake (2 12" round, 2 10" round, 2 8" round, 2 6" round) at the same time. Takes about 1 1/2 hours (baking and cooling time).

The main thing you have to look for is a true convection oven. Some ovens call themselves convection ovens because they have a fan, but they are not really convection ovens. The oven I have has a third heating element behind the fan so the air that is blown into the oven is the same temp as the oven. This is really the only way the entire oven is the same temp causing even baking.

The only negative I have is sometimes (not every time) the top the cake gets hard, almost crust like. I trim the top off of each cake so it doesn't matter and it doesn't affect the rest of the cake - just the top. I think it is because of the fan blowing on it but I am not sure. Like I said, it is only sometimes this happens.

Cupcaks, cookies and pies bake wonderfully too.

There is also a convection roast setting that makes the beautiful crispy skin on turkey.

I own the Samsung FTQ38LWGX. I bought it from Lowes for $1400 including installation.

CindiM Posted 22 Mar 2012 , 12:54am
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DeLuxe Ovens in Florida make ovens just for Cake Bakers.
I have 2 of them. We set one up for my cupcake shop, it has 4 shelves/racks and I use the other one, a 3 shelf, for my wedding cakes. One of my ovens is 12 years old and the other is 3 years old. I have never had a problem with them. These ovens have a gentle convection fan just for cakes.
My cakes come out perfect. I love my ovens!

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