I agree with Craig's last post at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,20353.80.html
I love pizza and anything related to it... Many years ago, I attempted to make pizza dough and it was a failure, it was sticky, I just didn't know what to expect. , this was way before information became easily available on the internet.
Back in 2004, we got a food processor as a wedding present, it included a dough blade, a recipe book and video. I have been using that recipe since than till I joined this forum.. The video really helped me seeing what to expect..
All these years, I used rough measurements, the results were better than I ever eaten at any major pizza chains... Over the years I start inquiring different tools to improve and simplify my pizza making experience...
All along, I have been looking for an affordable gas powered pizza oven, I just didn't want WFO, I just wanted something that I can turn on and off, movable, affordable, doesn't occupy big section of my backyard.
Anyway, I got layed off few years back, so I had plenty of time to experiment with fire bricks in my home oven and my grill. It was just not practical. my experiments stopped after I got rehired few month later, untill last December, I started thinking of building an oven that I can lift to load and remove my pies on my gas grill.
With my home MPO prototype, my pies were even better than the one I done in my home oven...still using food processor recipe book and rough measuring technique...
I guess what I am trying to say, even with rough measurment you still can make pretty good pizza...better than pizza chains.
Inititially I like to reach:
- Individuals who always wanted to make pizza and never knew how
- Individuals who thinks it is too complicated and too much work.
- Individuals who have been using pizza stones in indoor ovens and want to improve and not invest too much
My goal to show them how fun, satisfying, easy and simple to make their pizza and why MPO. .... All my instructions need to cater to that market and need to be simple straight forward. I don't want to scare them awyay. I want the majority to say " That's easy, I can do that"... Video is critical... I am already planning for one before Kickstarter...
In regards to MPO pricing, originally, I wanted to include Pizza Stone turning device, Pizza Cutter, Wood peel and Metal peel. These tools enhance MPO experience. I took all these accessories out to lower MPO cost and will be offered as optional recommended accessories.
- Deleted the thermometer, for other reasons than lowering MPO cost.
- Changed the chimney from 5" to 2.5" high and secured chimney cover to the chimney
- Deleted front window / cover
- Lowered the front handle and made it spring handle.
- Added additional rails, which allow 4 different setting for the top stone and addition storage space while MPO not in use.
With Kickstarter, I am hoping to raise enough money for marketing, minimum order requirement for MPO/ Pizza Stones / Pizza cutters / Wood peels / Metal Peels and a molds for all MPO components. MPO prototypes has been hand made.
If this works, and take off... I will add other models and accessories to my product line.
I had many dreams before, I hope this one become a reality and become my full time job.
This forum has been great, all these discussions are helping me to refine my qoals, and expand my Pizza knowledge.