My church wants me to start making pizza for them. Unfortunately, I am used to using a home oven at 550°, and they have two gas ovens that only go to 500. One is an ordinary commercial gas oven with a range, and the other is a tall convection oven. The brand name (both ovens) is "Royal."
The convection oven would be convenient, because it has many racks, but I'm wondering: will it make decent pizza?
I want to start out with Sicilian, about an inch thick. In my home oven, I bake on the lowest rack, and then I flop the pizza out onto a stone for a minute or so to improve the crust. With these ovens, I won't have the advantage of a heating element right under the bottom rack, to heat the pan and cook the bottom of the crust. That concerns me.