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Offline Tiramisu

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Re: Modifying Oven to Get Higher Temps
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2009, 12:53:42 AM »
I have been using my oven on the cleaning cycle for about a year now with no issues.  It will get north of 800 in about 35 minutes.  I use nothing but a Fibrament stone and an infared temp gun.  Since my cleaning cycle uses the broiler I have to shut off the cycle once I put the pie in otherwise it will burn the top.  The pie cooks in 2.5 minutes then I restart the cycle which takes about 10 minutes to get back to temp.

At these temps I really recommend getting a nice peel from FGPizza.  I have tried all different types but the slotted one FGPizza sells imported from Italy is amazing.  The pie slides off like butter with virtually no flour on the peel which makes for a better crust. Before getting the FG I had to use too much peel flour and it would burn on the stone making the crust bitter.  I use a very wet dough (roughly 63%) so peel issues where always a problem for me before I got the FG. There is nothing worse then having a peel problem when your hand is in a 800 degree oven.  I had several disasters...



Offline scpizza

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Re: Modifying Oven to Get Higher Temps
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2009, 04:13:51 PM »
Those are G.I. Metal peels:  http://www.gimetalusa.com/

Offline Pizza_Making_Dave

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Re: Modifying Oven to Get Higher Temps
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2009, 10:00:35 AM »
I went to g.i. metals website and they seem to have quite a variety of peels and sizes.  Can anybody recommend one for the home?

Dave

Offline warrax

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Re: Modifying Oven to Get Higher Temps
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2012, 06:31:37 PM »
Hello, I 've been also modifying my home oven, but it's gas oven, not electric.
The problem was, it was reaching only 230C(460F) degrees after 60 minutes of preheating.
So I've bought a cheap pizza stone (no other in our country), which helped a little, not very much.

Then I've tried a trick, that aluminium foil is reflecting warmth. I've put foils firstly only from sides, but then from all side. At the top of the oven, I've put metal sheet, with foil on its bottom. It also shrunk space the oven have, for pizza it's not needed extra space.

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It helped incredibly. With last option, when I've covered even glass window with foil, I was able to reach 310C(620F) in 60 minutes. The oven was preheating very quick, it got to 250C(500F) in 20 minutes! See the differance, from original option, when it got to max temperature 230C(460F) in 60 minutes.

I have question although, can I go even higher, for example to 330C(660F) without a risk?

Offline warrax

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Re: Modifying Oven to Get Higher Temps
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2012, 07:25:29 AM »
Okay, Fibrament at home, so I've modified my oven this way:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/41/img0011wou.jpg/

Also trying version with old stone, but I think, no differance.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/37/img0010gw.jpg/

Anyway, I can say, that this configuration bakes MUCH better, than that before.


 

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