I need to purchase an additional oven as mine is an old gas one and it's very unreliable (hot/cold spots, can never get the temperature right, even with a thermometer). From my research I understand that convection ovens are not ideal for muffins and cupcakes as the strong fan can cause them to turn out lopsided or prevent them from rising. So I now started looking at deck/pizza ovens, which some users find good for cakes and pies. Has anyone used them for muffins or cupcakes? Will they overbake on the top and bottom, because the chamber is smaller and they will be closer to the heating elements?
Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
i baked for years in a 4 deck pizza oven that held 8 full sheet pans -- baked everything in there muffins/cupcakes included --
but just about every oven has highs & lows -- obviously your oven's issues must be extreme but with that established -- the pizza ovens i've had have stone floors that hold the heat so the temperature is more stable and there's more even baking --
but i even had these giant sheet pans that filled the entire deck and i baked giant coffeecakes in there -- i would not bake a cake in there but yeasted kuchens baked great --
the only problem with the shorter oven space is that one year i had to smash all the turkeys to get them to fit in there --
but all ovens are not created equal --
i now have a 3 deck deluxe cake oven that has soft convection and it's a lovely thing :)
best to you -- it's a big decision
Thanks for the reply, K8memphis!
Did you find that you have to adjust the recipes in anyway in your pizza oven? Also how long did it take to reach the temperature? Thanks!
no, my recipes i just straight up multiplied them out to fit my needs or used commercials mixes etc, was for a cafeteria in a boarding school -- just a normal time to come to temp -- i loved that oven think it was a blodgett
Thanks so much! It's very helpful :)