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Purchasing Oven! Which brand?

Poll Results: Which Oven Brand Is The Best?

 
  • 50% (2)
    Deluxe
  • 25% (1)
    Baker's Pride
  • 0% (0)
    Moffat
  • 25% (1)
    Vollrath
4 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hello! I'm purchasing an oven for my bakery that we are beginning construction on. My supplier offers Baker's Pride, Vollrath, and he suggested Moffat. I also told his to price Deluxe for me as well.

 

Baker's Pride

Vollrath

Moffat

Deluxe

 

What do you all think? I appreciate it!

post #2 of 8

deluxe

 

i got mine from jim wilmot at restaurant solutions in marietta ga

 

www.restaurantsolutionsinc.com

 

he gave me a better price by a long shot than the deluxe guy in bradenton fl

who offered a discount but was kinda pushy too--

he said, 'price won't last long'

phffft on that

 

this was about 6 years ago

 

i love my deluxe oven

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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the detailed response. I appreciate it so much! I am really leaning toward Deluxe. It's so much more expensive than the others though!

 

My supplier is charging me almost $1000 more than buying direct for the manufacturer....but includes delivery and installation. I feel like this is alot and I am planning on haggling....

post #4 of 8

call that guy and see if he is still in business--get a quote maybe

 

get a few quotes

 

you have to have an electrician anyhow to install

 

i got the three deck

 

it was exactly six years ago

 

4499 was list price for cr-2-3 at the time

 

2569 for the oven from restaurant solutions

 

39 to palletize

 

139 freight (ga to tn)

 

20 for liftgate

 

delivered to my drive way

 

we had to bring it in

 

2767 total

 

bradenton could not touch that price

 

then we had some more involved electric issues so it was $500 to do the wiring

 

so $800 for delivery & install & new electric wiring

 

but if your bakery spot has your commercial electric lines already in or going in--you are getting gouged because all it is is a plug that has to be 'installed'

 

i mean most restaurant supply places don't do certified electric wiring anyhow

 

the $500 we paid was to wire the building

 

all the oven needs is the plug (they come without any electrical cord atttached)

 

haggle is a great idea

 

find another supplier sounds reasonable too

 

but i mean i don't know all the facts or anything but have fun

 

love to buy equipment!!!!

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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

I have a contractor who is also an electrician, so the wiring is taken care of.

 

I am worried about actually getting the oven into my basement when it arrives...That is why I am tempted to pay this guy want he wants for delivery.

 

I would just die if I ordered it from somewhere and I couldn't get it into my house!

 

 

Was it difficult to get yours into your bakery area?

 

And thanks again for responding! No one is even taking my poll!

post #6 of 8

it's heavy and wonky but two guys got it in--three woulda been better

 

up some outside stairs and in the doorway and just a lateral to the bakery

 

i got some of these but they didn't even use them

 

http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-15838/Moving-Boxes/Forearm-Lifting-Straps?pricode=WU329&gadtype=pla&gclid=CJbkp97W3rQCFQWonQodVU8A1w

 

but we used them to scoot it around some since then

 

it's a table top and that's where you gotta get some strong guys to place it up on the table

 

nice to have the table up & ready so it can be once & done

 

it does weigh 200 pounds or something--but it weighs less than the freight --you won't need to bring the pallet in

 

idea for you

 

tape together a couple boxes to make that approximate size and

 

see how that goes through your door and down your steps

 

i gotta deluxe book right here if you want me to look it up assuming it hasn't changed

 

in some cases i think you can pay to get the item moved in by the freight company?--costs more---not even close to a thousand dollars--but you gotta be zoned commercial --some restrictions apply i think

 

I am beside myself with the $1000 thing! my freight was $200--your contractor/electrician can wire this for you

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post #7 of 8

i also have the deluxe CR-3 and i got the stand for it too.  Got mine from Strattonsales and they also beat the price the company quoted me,  it even included delivery.

K8- what temp do you bake your cakes on, im finding they take alot longer then in a normal oven.

post #8 of 8

longer? wow interesting mine bake much quicker

 

especially compared to my home oven which is just about shot

 

i hover about 325 350 for cake--i've mostly been doing cookies lately

 

i keep thinking i probably should be baking at a lower temp

 

but the almost correct temp is working--the temp maybe needs to be a  little lower

 

i've had the oven for 6 years but only had it hooked up for one year--don't ask

 

i can't explain it myself

 

but nevertheless i love it

 

i just got a stainless steel table to set it on

 

it's a wonderful piece of equipment

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