You're not kidding. In half hour the temp was at 975 & climbing. The top thermostat had shut off but the bottom was still on. A few more minutes & I could of easily hit 1000 degrees. I'm impressed!
wow, it sounds like that puppy gets even hotter than mine
Im definitely very interested in how hot you can get an EVEN bake. I think you are going to be able to do better than I can because your elements are exposed, where my top elements are behind a metal sheet. Its really tricky in these ovens, and the best way for me to get the fastest pizza is still my old tried and true cleaning cycle trick of having the oven on full blast and sliding in a thin room temp stone in a few minutes before the pizza goes in. I can do a 2 minute pizza with this method, but if I try to put the pizza on the stone that belongs to the oven the highest temp I can get an even top/bottom bake is about 675-700 floor, which is more in the coal oven range of 3-4 minutes.
Once you have spent some time experimenting please let me know what your highest oven temp is that will allow an even top/bottom bake. I hope im not asking too much, but if you could pm me it would be great because I often cant check the forum for a few weeks at a time and loose track of threads. Thanks Matt!