I took over a small family shop which is mostly deli but has a small selection of groceries and also makes pizza.
We currently do sandwiches, hoagies and pizzas in a small 2 shelf electric oven. I have a spare 2 shelf electric oven also.
I have a small room that was dedicated to pizza and I have an old Peerless 4 shelf gas oven but it hasn't been used in around 10 years.
It has a lot of surface rust but doesn't appear to have rotted through anywhere. It looks like both the inside and outside were painted. The outside is the standard oven black and the inside had some sort of silver paint. The burners appear to be in good shape and the oven is actually still hooked up to a gas line (valve obviously turned off).
My question is what would I need to do to repair this oven? I was planning on trying to sand off all of the surface rust inside and out. I'm pretty sure I can repaint the outside with a black high temp paint. What can I do about the inside? I would can replace the burners if they aren't in as good of shape as they look, but what can I coat the inside with? I assume there is some sort of high temp food safe paint or something but I want to be 100% positive.
I'm hoping to start delivering in the near future and promoting the business they way it needs to be, but right now my oven capacity is a serious bottleneck During our normal business hours, especially lunch, only 1 shelf of the front hoagie oven could be used for pizza. This means I can only bake one pie at a time right now. If I do some rearranging in my pizza room I can setup my backup oven which will allow me to do 2 more pizzas at once which may be ok to start. I would most prefer to repair this oven if possible to give me the greatest capacity.
Thanks for the help and recommendations in advance!