Has anyone ever used the Super Systems OP3 oven/proofer combo for cake baking?
I know it's typically used at subways, but wondered if it might work for cakes too? I've priced deluxe convect-a-ray oven and the super systems are way cheaper. I would appreciate your thoughts
how big is the deck? is it half proofer and half oven? do you bake breads?
No I bake cakes, muffins, cookies, and cinnamon rolls. The deck are full size
We used one at a shop I worked in that came from Subway. Top was oven and bottom was proofer. The proofer was used as a cake pan storage area (we did nothing but cakes, cupcakes and a few gingerbread Xmas time). I found that the cakes did not rise as much as what they did in my electric oven at home. I also found that the tray of cakes that were on the top crusted and would usually place another baking sheet in the slots over it so that didn't happen. We never used the top and bottom slots because a cake just didn't seem to bake right on either of those.
The one you are looking at may be a different model from the one we had but that was my experience with one!
i copied this from my post in a thread in dec of '08 -- so even though it was 7 years ago this price was thousands below how much deluxe was charging even with their 'caker' discount at that time -- if you are going to invest you need a nice oven -- and my oven might have been 'a second' -- it was brand new but i have noticed the top rack has a little slightly bent up corner which affects nothing at all -- and for thousands in savings --was worth it --
Jim Wilmot was our salesman.
Last January we got the cr-2-3 for $2767 that included shipping to TN
Hope they still carry them.
Sadly they do not, but thanks for the info
That is exactly what I needed to know. I'll probably stick with the deluxe system. It has gotten very good reviews from all the cake bakers out there!!
this is a huge oven -- they have the specs screwed up on the listing though -- if it's the CR-2-6 it holds 6 full size sheet trays not 12
but it's local pick up only -- you anywhere near lexington south carolina? you could get a local shipper to pick it up for you palletize it and ship it to you --
but it might actually be too big for you -- idk -- if you can't fill it up regularly then there's no reason to heat up and maintain something this big -- the electric bill would be pretty heavy and the install would be more than necessary too --
now here's one for $900 but it only holds half sheets -- for 14" cakes and bigger you'd have to use half pans-- but watch ebay!
just gotta find on in the middle there
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blodgett-Convection-Electric-Oven-/281440717935?pt=BI_Commercial_Ovens_Ranges&hash=item41872c8c6f - -blodgetts can blow the convection too hard on say for example cookies baked on parchment -- the corners of the parchment blow up -- and the tops of cakes are nice & leathery but you just cut that off anyhow --800 bucks c'mon!
but look at this --
seriously? gonna list on ebay and try & screw them out of their fees -- hahaha -- no don't buy this they are crooks and they don't care who knows
anyhow -- i've bought & sold commercial equipment on ebay and i've had good success -- but you gotta do your homework and watch out for people like this
Checked out the post. Right now I have a quote from Deluxe for a cr-2-3 for $3495. a little more for shipping. Didn't think that was too bad and it's new. Still looking though. My problem is, that all my deliveries come by ferry and it will stop running in about 8 weeks for the winter. Puts a bit of a time constraint on me. :(
Will never use a Blodgett again. Great for bread, stinks for most everything else.
yeah but the blodgett is a good deal just not a good cake oven --
we have a story in our family -- true too -- uncle hank drove joann to the grocery store when she needed a ride -- joann turns around and sees avocados in her cart and puts them back -- turns around comes back & the avocados are back in there -- takes 'em out again and goes about her shopping and sure enough there's the freakin' avocados -- she goes to pick them up and uncle says -- don't touch those avocados -- she says i don't like avocados, hank, nobody likes avocados -- uncle hank says -- they're on sale -- it's a good deal on the avocados -- so she bought them! hahahaha --
no i got the exact model deluxe you are looking at -- it's a lotta money but you will not regret spending one penny of it -- this oven is a thing of beauty -- get some long soft silicone gloves too-- the decks are not tall and one tiny glance of a touch and you gotta a nasty burn -- i'm always touching on my baked goods --
and it looks like deluxe really changed their pricing too-- good for you -- it's not just a good deal it's a good avocado oven!! you will not be sorry
where are you located? 'everything coming by ferry' sounds like beautiful scenery not to mention expensive shipping