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Offline Puzzolento

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Gas Convection Oven for Pizza?
« on: February 08, 2010, 09:41:01 AM »
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.


Offline Puzzolento

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Re: Gas Convection Oven for Pizza?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 04:23:54 PM »
Tried the oven. It turns out a commercial convection oven will make sublime Sicilian pizza, but it doesn't do a great job on thin pizza. The thin pizza's crust was similar to Papa John's, so I consider it a failure. Everyone else thought it was great.