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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2012, 11:39:15 AM »
Boom, gonna order both when the site stops having Internal Server Errors on this iMac.  >:(

Seems to be working now: http://www.thespicehouse.com/
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« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2012, 12:54:54 PM »
still not working for me, I tried to access it now from work. it might be browser issue, my work browser is IE 7.
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2012, 01:00:41 PM »
It wasn't working for me the past couple days, but it is now. I have IE9 on this box.
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2012, 01:40:17 PM »
Here is few pics of MPO final design, I should have it in a week or so:

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- front door / opening , I believe this should make the oven more heat efficient
- thermometer, the temperature by this thermometer due to its location was not indicative of true oven temperature and can be misleading.

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- additional railing for the top stone. More options regarding the top stone setting,

I still have not finalized MPO introductory price, I have not found good price for small order of stones.
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #44 on: September 26, 2012, 08:36:55 PM »
That looks amazing Bert. Did you ever think about trying to source a different brand of thermometer or was the whole idea just better left out of the design? I know some people just like to see some sort of temperature even if it isn't very relative.

And where is the logo gonna go on it? Planning on making it out of some sort of metal, like a small casting or CNC piece? The logo you have is pretty unique, I've liked it ever since I saw your first thread.
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2012, 09:49:26 AM »
Thanks Cory,

I think it is better to leave the thermometer out.  I wasn’t able to correlate temperature indicated by the thermometer to the stones temperature or the oven inside temperature.  There are too many factors that affect temperature measurement by the thermometer.  The user is better off to use an IR gun.  Even if you don’t have an IR gun you can tell the stone is ready by simply sprinkling couple of drops on the bottom stones, if it disintegrates immediately, the oven is ready for baking.

I n regards to the logo, I may not be able to add on for the first 2 to 300 ovens due to minimum requirement to custom a logo. Plus I have not found a good source to make them. My plan is to have premade whole for it (will be covered) , and send the logo later to owners to install.

My original plan was to use kickstarter to fund minimum order for the oven and couple accessories (stones, peels, cutter…) . But all these accessories require minimum orders  in thousands. It  will allow me to offer these accessories at lower price than the one available in the market. But there is a risk of my project failing if not funded. So I am thinking to delay launching the oven / accessories on kickstarter till January or February and start small , by placing  a small order (100) for the oven / stones. This should give some momentum going for the oven at least before launching on kickstarter.

By placing small order my cost will be much higher (material cost, shipping etc..), regardless, I am planning to set my introductory price for the first 100 ovens so it will be  equal or less than the introductory price on kick starter. My profit will be less than 50% for the first couple of hundred ovens, but I think it will be more conservative way to get started.
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2012, 11:56:08 AM »
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Now this is only my opinion but....there is no way I would try launching the MPO on kickstart (or anywhere) without having a good looking logo on that unit, period.
I understand you are having difficulty finding something that won't break the bank. Is there anything out there along the lines of a medallion/logo that you could apply yourself with a high temp adhesive maybe?
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2012, 12:10:29 PM »
Bert: I've been following your MPO build since you first posted. What are the outside dimensions of the MPO?

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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2012, 01:12:35 PM »
That make sense Bob, I am working on it, hopefully , I will have something before placing my first order.

Barry, MPO width is 16" and length 17", hight not including the chimney is 5". I should have my production samples middle of next week.

I am hoping to keep it under $230
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2012, 01:33:31 PM »
That chimmny is begging for your avatar...
I would maybe change the green an red colors(looks a little Christmasy)
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2012, 05:22:15 PM »
I am thinking of a stainless steel logo that can be attched to mpo with screws or nuts. It has to be stainless to prevent any rusting.  For the long run, I am thinking of having different logo designs, maybe even engraving option for custom messages.



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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2012, 05:38:10 PM »
From my screenprinting experience working in a factory making prototypes, best bet would be enamel directly on the chimney. I'm sure the manufacturer would be happy to do the extra step of sending out the chimney before assembly. 
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2012, 06:17:30 PM »
I'm sure the manufacturer would be happy to do the extra step of sending out the chimney before assembly. 

It will be easier to have a tag or medallion of some sort and attach it to MPO.
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2012, 06:46:36 PM »
MPO width is 16" and length 17", hight not including the chimney is 5".

Does that include the handles, Bert?
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2012, 07:13:17 PM »
Barry, with the handles folded down, it will be 17" x 17"

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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2012, 10:07:26 PM »
Put me down for one once you release them for production. :chef:
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2012, 08:11:04 AM »
Put me down for one once you release them for production. :chef:

Thank you in advance Steve.   

I should have my production samples, mid next week. It will probably takes me about 2 weeks to test, and come up with a solution for the logo.

I will be ordering 100 units, I should get them within 6 weeks after placing order . The cost per unit will be 220 to 230

Estimated shipping cost within the US is about $30 for ground FedEx, from Houston to NY (Just an example)

If anyone else interested, please send me a pm.
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #57 on: September 30, 2012, 08:19:43 AM »
and come up with a solution for the logo.

Laser engrave?
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #58 on: September 30, 2012, 08:40:22 AM »
Laser engrave?

I will look into Laser engraving. my imediate thought, it my not stand out like a 3d lettering or medallion. Definately an option to consider.

For logo location, I am thinking to place it on the oven , centered at above the front handle. That space looks really empty .
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Re: Mighty Pizza Oven General Discussion
« Reply #59 on: September 30, 2012, 09:06:49 AM »
Please put me down for one of the initial batch if they are available. You can PM me for shipping details.

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