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Offline PudgeJunior

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« on: February 28, 2014, 12:07:58 AM »
With this pizza oven

http://www.costco.com/Forno-Magnifico-Electric-12%22-Pizza-Oven.product.100073122.html

how can you stop the heating cycle from turning off?  How do you take it apart to bend back the the control that turns off the heat cycle/


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Re: How to to keep g3 heat cycle to not stop>/
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 08:46:58 AM »
With this pizza oven

http://www.costco.com/Forno-Magnifico-Electric-12%22-Pizza-Oven.product.100073122.html

how can you stop the heating cycle from turning off?  How do you take it apart to bend back the the control that turns off the heat cycle/
Welcome Pudge.  Read through this thread and you should gain a lot of knowledge: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=19732.msg295183#msg295183.

Also search Ferrari G3, or Deni - they have similar electronics.
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Re: How to to keep g3 heat cycle to not stop>/
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 09:12:12 AM »
Forget cracking it open.

Get a small fan, and aim it at the thermostat from behind the unit. It won't shut off...Promise.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 09:49:02 AM »
Forget cracking it open.

Get a small fan, and aim it at the thermostat from behind the unit. It won't shut off...Promise.

Have you used this method? I don't think it will work, the thermostat is not exposed, the largest opening to it is where the knob comes out. There's also an aluminum strip that's directly connected to the thermostat's bimetal strip on one end and the dome of the oven (right near the heat element) on the other.

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Re: How to to keep g3 heat cycle to not stop>/
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 11:15:22 AM »
haven't tried the fan method yet

I  preheated the g3 once for 15 minutes, and noticed that the crust had more holes in it.  The problem is that the most he g3 will run is like 20 minutes.  o if I put the pizza in there is a good chance the element will turn off.  I think it is worth it to get it to turn off.  I f I only heat it for 10 minutes (as instructions say) the pizza is no better than oven

Is there any chance the unit will catch on fire id the thermostat is is off?  The timer on this will turn off the oven after 10 minutes anyway, so I would think not

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 12:39:52 PM »
Is there any chance the unit will catch on fire id the thermostat is is off?  The timer on this will turn off the oven after 10 minutes anyway, so I would think not

Mine doesn't have a timer. There's not much to "Catch" on fire, but the original front plastic handle for lifting the lid did melt. Recently though I've been running it for 45 minutes non stop without any issue.

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 01:08:22 PM »
The one I have has two plastic handles on the side..the original g3 had a 5 minute timer, the new one it's ten minutes

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Re: How to to keep g3 heat cycle to not stop>/
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 01:32:33 PM »
Have you used this method?

Several times on my Ferrari G3 and my Deni 2100.
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2014, 02:54:56 PM »
Several times on my Ferrari G3 and my Deni 2100.

Where do you aim it? Is the back of the G3/Deni open?

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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2014, 02:07:47 AM »
I did this.  I had a fan pointed at the rear of the g3.  It worked, I ran the g3 for 20 minutes and the light did not go off, so I am sure it could run longer


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Re: How to to keep g3 heat cycle to not stop>/
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2014, 02:52:00 PM »
Forget cracking it open.

Get a small fan, and aim it at the thermostat from behind the unit. It won't shut off...Promise.


Can you post some of your results?  :pizza:  :P

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Re: How to to keep g3 heat cycle to not stop>/
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2014, 12:48:20 PM »
I just signed up on this forum this morning after pointing a fan at my Trebs 99229 http://www.amazon.de/Trebs-99229-Steinofen/dp/B00DK6T034 and being shocked to discover that in less then 2 minutes, the base was almost burnt! I did however pull the temperature control knob off to expose the thermostat.

Umm, so yeah, I would say pointing a reasonably powered fan at the back of the unit is definitely going to help keep the unit from cycling off. Oh and hello to the forum members who don't frequent the new members section :)

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Re: How to to keep g3 heat cycle to not stop>/
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2014, 11:00:15 PM »
I have an oven similar to the G3 that I bought from Amazon for $99.  My problem with it is the bottom of the crust gets done before the top.  I put the pie plate behind the top heating element and that helped a little.
I live in Mexico and don't speak Spanish , so it's sometimes hard to get things done.
This week , I found a small appliance repair shop and had them rewire my heating elements.
The top element stays on all the time and the bottom element is on the temp control.  They made a mistake and have the red light connected to the top element, which is of course on all the time.
I cannot tell if and when the bottom element turns on.
I made a Pizza tonight with the temp control turned all the way down.  The bottom needed more heat.
I'm taking it back Monday and have the light wired to the bottom element, so I can have more control.
The good thing is, here in Mexico, they only charged $15 for the wiring change.

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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2014, 10:19:42 AM »
Turns out wire was loose on temp control and bottom element was not on all the time.
I've baked 5-6 pies this week and they are close to my WFO.
Will post photos in a day or two.
I now love this little oven. I've been experimenting with different flours and dough methods and this oven allows me to bake a pizza in 15 mim from start to finish. I turn the oven on to heat up for 10 min and the pie takes 2-3 min to bake.

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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2014, 09:07:29 PM »
Here is a photo of my Pizza tonight baked on my New Wave

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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2014, 09:09:56 PM »
I couldn't figure out how to put two photos in one post.
Here is another photo of my Pizza tonight.