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Offline Mighty_Quinn

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Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« on: November 24, 2013, 03:40:48 PM »

I've ruled out building one from scratch myself...not much desire to or patience, and if they budget allows, hey, why not go with a modular unit.  A goal will be Neapolitan pizza, but it is definitely not the only factor into my decision...I'm looking for the versatility to allow for bread, as I bake quite a bit and the ability to fit roasts/birds for a small crowd.  I've decided on right around the 39"- 40" size and am considering FB Premio, Four Grand Mere (raised model) and Forno Classico.  I've done some searching here and found a couple threads doing a comparison and multiple threads with owners of each respective brand oven touting why they love theirs and showing them in action. Any comments on which might be better for my intended purpose??  I'm leaning towards the Premio since I believe it has the higher dome which will (might?) ultimately be more versatile for me, but can be swayed based on feedback from this thread...also, open to brands I'm currently not considering if anyone has feedback on others.  Thanks
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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 04:41:09 PM »
What's your location shipping these babies around the country. Get a bit $ expensive
What's your budget ?
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Offline Mighty_Quinn

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 04:47:23 PM »
Denver area....3-5K budget including pouring foundation, building a base, and covering/finish...

Offline Peasant

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 11:35:10 PM »
Check these folks out; I'm not sure if they have smaller ovens but luckily they're near you:
http://www.woodfiredovenbaker.com/

I've talked to Elle; she's really nice.

Offline flyboy4ual

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 12:11:33 AM »
I have a FB Premio100 and love it. I wouldn't go any smaller than 40 inches.

Offline Mighty_Quinn

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 12:28:14 AM »

Check these folks out; I'm not sure if they have smaller ovens but luckily they're near you:
http://www.woodfiredovenbaker.com/

I've talked to Elle; she's really nice.

Thanks...I'll definitely be checking them out...looks like a great place.

Offline Mighty_Quinn

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 12:30:03 AM »

I have a FB Premio100 and love it. I wouldn't go any smaller than 40 inches.
Is that stand the one FB sells or did you have it custom fabricated?

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 12:47:31 AM »
I bought the kit and built the rest of it myself.  Except for the custom metal stand.  Had a welder make that.

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 12:48:45 AM »
Had to put it on wheels or the county wouldn't let me have one.  So it is supposedly portable, but does not move far as it weighs about 2000 pounds!

Offline Mighty_Quinn

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2013, 12:56:07 AM »
Very nice looking oven!


Offline theppgcowboy

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2013, 03:44:14 PM »
Flyboy, nice job.  Can you explain a little how you worked out that design.  It looks well done.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2013, 03:47:16 PM by theppgcowboy »

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2013, 10:52:43 PM »
Hi MQ,

Just sent you a PM. FB has very attractive prices but for what you are looking to cook the FGM is I think a better fit.
I think many forum use will attest.
Would be happy to answer any question you may have.

Antoine
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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2013, 10:59:45 PM »
^^^^^
Thanks Antoine!!  Response to pm coming....

Offline csafranek

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2013, 05:24:36 AM »
I have the FGM 950B and absolutely love it. I started out with a forno bravo and then went to FGM. The quality was instantly noticeable the moment I began to unpack my FGM oven. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I also have a build threat of my oven on here if you want to look at that.  If your looking around a size 40 the 950 is perfect. My oven also holds heat for several days after firing it up!

Offline Mighty_Quinn

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Re: Looking for help with WFO purchase...
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2013, 09:54:22 AM »

I have the FGM 950B and absolutely love it. I started out with a forno bravo and then went to FGM. The quality was instantly noticeable the moment I began to unpack my FGM oven. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I also have a build threat of my oven on here if you want to look at that.  If your looking around a size 40 the 950 is perfect. My oven also holds heat for several days after firing it up!

Thanks....I just checked out your build thread.... Nice looking oven, good job!  I guess I'm now leaning heavily towards the 950., the brick finish in the dome looks really sharp...I may bust the budget and opt for the B model.