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Offline Laweegie in TN

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Is a 80,000 BTU oven ok...or is a 120,000 BTU really needed?
« on: January 13, 2008, 09:57:59 AM »
   Hi Everyone,

      It looks like there is no opinions on the Franklin Chef oven I posted above? I suspect it is not a very popular brand. I was told by a long time expert that even in a small take out pizza business, I really need a 120,000 BTU Oven.....is this true or is a 80,000 ok for a small operation?

P.S. He told me I would have a hard time recovering heat, after I loaded it up with pizza at peak times.....any thoughts would be much appreciated.    Weegie


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Re: Is a 80,000 BTU oven ok...or is a 120,000 BTU really needed?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008, 10:01:12 AM »
You might try registering with the PMQ Think Tank and posting your questions there, at http://thinktank.pmq.com/viewforum.php?f=6. There are a lot of folks--primarily pizza operators--who post questions on ovens there. You can also use the search feature at the site to look for specific information. Out of curiosity, I did a search on "Franklin" and did not find anything.

Peter
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Offline Laweegie in TN

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Re: Is a 80,000 BTU oven ok...or is a 120,000 BTU really needed?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 10:05:07 AM »
Thank You Peter,

   This site is fantastic!!   I learned so much in the last few months.
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Re: Is a 80,000 BTU oven ok...or is a 120,000 BTU really needed?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 10:12:33 AM »
Weegie,

If you do a simple search on just "BTU" (without the quotes) at the PMQTT, you will get several hits (19 this morning). If you direct your oven questions to George Mills, who is an oven expert (he favors conveyor ovens, however), you may be able to get the information you are looking for.

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Re: Is a 80,000 BTU oven ok...or is a 120,000 BTU really needed?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 04:10:28 PM »
I wonder what you ended up picking?  I have been doing some research myself and 80K seems a little low.
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