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- 259 Posts. Joined 12/2006
- Location: Punta Gorda, Florida
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And divaricks, thank you for your kind words!!! Keep us posted on your progress. Opening a shop is a lot of work (and fun). Seven years ago, my husband and I had to paint walls, put in tile ceilings, tile floors, get permits, bring in a plumber and an electrician, build cabinets, buy signs, buy equipment, pass building and dept of ag inspections and pay for state license. My deluxe oven was my "shop opening gift" to myself. Yes, I am very creative about my gifts to me! Two years ago, I gave myself a 30 inch somerset sheeter! One year ago, I hired a part-time apprentice and my husband does the Quicken payroll. I have 950 Sq ft in a shopping center. It is a lot of work, but I have a ball. Enjoy, CindiM
I am thinking about buying the Deluxe CR2-4 oven but I have a few 4 inch pans but mostly 2-3 inch pans. Will they work in the 4 rack oven? I like the idea of having 4 racks better. Do the racks come out at all or do they just not move? I know it's been awhile since anyone posted on this thread so I hope someone can help me out. Thanks! Bren
- 722 Posts. Joined 7/2005
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The racks will come out to you can clean, or if you want to use a taller pan. They are not adjustable. I can measure the distance between racks when I go into the kitchen tonight. Let me know if you want me to do that.
I have two Deluxe ovens I bought three years ago. I wanted them for four years before that, but I have to say that now that I have them, I really don't like them. I bought them for the even heat they advertised, but they really don't heat evenly. They are hard to calibrate and they often suddenly get hotter than what they are set at for no apparent reason. Things on the bottom rack cook more quickly than the middle. Though the instructions say to load from the top down, we usually don't even use the top rack if we don't have to. The manufacturers rep will talk to you on the phone and try to troubleshoot, and he sincerely wants to help, but they don't have service people, so you are kind of on your own. At the beginning they sent me new thermostats and new thermocouples to see if that would fix the problem (my husband installed them and said it wasn't too complicated) and one oven is better, but the other is still kind of wonky, (though to be fair it may just need calibrating again)
One advantage that is touted is the heating coils above and below each rack. This is OK if you only want to bake cakes, though I'm not sure it is really an advantage, but is a problem for macarons or anything that doesn't want browning on top. I'm not sure what I would get if I had to do it over again, since I'm not a fan of convection for cake baking, but I would not buy these again if I could help it.
An additional irritant is that it seems you can only set the timer for a full minute. If you want to bake something for 30 more seconds you just have to watch--, not a big deal, just an added annoyance.
Because that is what I am having problems with already and want to avoid this in the future.
I have a convection oven at work and absolutely love it! It has 2 settings and you can turn the
Air down so it does not blow around the cupcake tops. Does not effect the cake tops at all.
No, I do not need you to measure for me because I think I have decided to hold up on ordering.
Appreciate your help very much!