Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › Best oven for baking?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best oven for baking?

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 

Hi,

I really enjoy baking and hoping to start a cake decorating business from home. I'm re-vamping my Kitchen at the moment and choosing a new oven (important decision!) and need some advice.

Which is the best oven for baking cakes? I've only ever baked with an electric oven but is a gas better? And are there any particular features I should look for, can the right oven achieve better and more consistent baking results? I'm especially looking to create moist and well risen sponge and fruit cakes.

I would really appreciate any advice,

Thanksicon_smile.gif

post #2 of 27

I believe electric is better, I've had both. I don't trust the gas one, even bought those thing to measure the temperature inside, and my oven was off like 50 degrees.

Convention is great, because it cuts down baking time. But, you will have to start taking notes. Lets say your recipe says, 40 mins. In the convection will only take 25.

I had a fancy one, with all the digital buttons in the front, the minute the digital screen started acting weird, displaying wrong numbers, I couldn't trust it anymore. So I bought one at IKEA, simple, just a regular, no convection oven, and It does its job. Its all about how much can you afford, but a $400 its more than enough, if you are only baking occasionally.

This one has a feature that if you bake non stop for a couple of days, it will go into sabath mode, it will quit working for two days, its resting, the manual said, after the 48 hours period, it was back like normal. It freaked me out at first, but its something too considered if you will be baking non stop.

post #3 of 27

I adore my kitchen aid double oven/slide in range. Top oven is smaller but fits all my cake pans just fine.  Bottom oven is large - fits my cake pans and is a convection.  True even baking!  LOVE LOVE LOVE! Worth every penny - It ended up costing me about $1,000 because I bought a kitchen package.

post #4 of 27

my ge profile gas home range/oven is the worst

 

i have a deluxe (commercial) cake oven in my home kitchen--i love it

one baker's never ever do is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
Reply
one baker's never ever do is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
Reply
post #5 of 27
Hate my gas. Gas is great for cooking but awful for baking.

I like convection. The fan helps circulate heat for even baking. Not necessary, but a nice addition.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
Reply

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
Reply
post #6 of 27

In my old bakery, I had a commercial electric convection oven and hated it.  

 

When we were planning my new bakery, I wanted natural gas so badly that I had to pay to have the gas company extend the pipeline to reach us.  

 

It was well worth it.

 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my commercial natural gas convection oven, 6 burner range, water heater, and all of the same appliances at home too.

 

Natural gas FTW!! :D

~ Sherri
Reply
~ Sherri
Reply
post #7 of 27

Pls where did you buy your oven? Which is the best oven for non stop cake baking pls

post #8 of 27

Pls where did you buy the deluxe commercial oven? is it still very good? I need to buy one

post #9 of 27

I have both gas convection and electric convection.  I prefer gas convection for cake;  electric convection for cookies.

Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
Reply
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
Reply
post #10 of 27

I'm having a hard time understanding why gas or electric would make any difference...............what the.............?

 

 

P.S. I'm not a newbie and have used many an oven.

post #11 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stitches View Post
 

I'm having a hard time understanding why gas or electric would make any difference...............what the.............?

 

 

P.S. I'm not a newbie and have used many an oven.

 

I think it's a matter of what we're used to - it's more about which method is familiar and therefore feels more comfortable.

VISIT US at BAKINGFIX

 

             Bookshelf    Consulting    Classes    Blog    Facebook  

    

 

 

Reply

VISIT US at BAKINGFIX

 

             Bookshelf    Consulting    Classes    Blog    Facebook  

    

 

 

Reply
post #12 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stitches View Post
 

I'm having a hard time understanding why gas or electric would make any difference...............what the.............?

 

 

P.S. I'm not a newbie and have used many an oven.

 

Electric is supposed to be more consistent and even throughout a baking period.  The elements reach the desired temperature and hold.   A gas oven doesn't heat as consistently because it fires on and off, and the temp can fluctuate more during the baking period.  That's what I learned, anyway!

 

Liz

Follow me on my Twitter handle: @Sugar_Iowa

Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SugarFineBakedGoodsAndConfections

Reply

Follow me on my Twitter handle: @Sugar_Iowa

Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SugarFineBakedGoodsAndConfections

Reply
post #13 of 27
Exactly what Liz said!

My gas oven would fluctuate up to 18 degrees.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
Reply

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
Reply
post #14 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by liz at sugar View Post
 

Electric is supposed to be more consistent and even throughout a baking period.  The elements reach the desired temperature and hold.   A gas oven doesn't heat as consistently because it fires on and off, and the temp can fluctuate more during the baking period.  That's what I learned, anyway!

 

I worked for a national appliance company, testing a wide range of ovens (both theirs and those from competitors.) Electric coils and gas flames transition on and off, based on ambient oven temp, and all ovens are designed to fluctuate 25 degrees above and below the set temperature.The rate an oven holds its temp is dependent upon insulation, not heat source. 

VISIT US at BAKINGFIX

 

             Bookshelf    Consulting    Classes    Blog    Facebook  

    

 

 

Reply

VISIT US at BAKINGFIX

 

             Bookshelf    Consulting    Classes    Blog    Facebook  

    

 

 

Reply
post #15 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by MimiFix View Post
 

 

I worked for a national appliance company, testing a wide range of ovens (both theirs and those from competitors.) Electric coils and gas flames transition on and off, based on ambient oven temp, and all ovens are designed to fluctuate 25 degrees above and below the set temperature.The rate an oven holds its temp is dependent upon insulation, not heat source. 

 

That is true, but don't gas ovens have to fluctuate more during a given period to remain at temperature?  So there would be more high/low periods during baking?

 

Liz

Follow me on my Twitter handle: @Sugar_Iowa

Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SugarFineBakedGoodsAndConfections

Reply

Follow me on my Twitter handle: @Sugar_Iowa

Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SugarFineBakedGoodsAndConfections

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating Business
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › Best oven for baking?