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Offline cc

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?Are Equipex Pizza ovens any good ?????
« on: May 06, 2009, 09:41:41 AM »
Hey everyone,

I am thinking of buying a equipex pizza oven for $792 and was wondering if anyone recommends or owns one? If so, which one would work better the PZ330-120V or PZ331-240V.


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Offline smarttowers

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Re: ?Are Equipex Pizza ovens any good ?????
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 12:54:26 PM »
Don't know anything about the oven you are asking about. That said if you have the 240V connection go with it. It should heat up faster and probably reheat faster as 120V has much more limitations on the amount of power you can use. If I'm correct 120V * 5Amps = 600Watts of powers, vs. 240V * 5Amps = 1200Watts. More Watts in this case means more heat.

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Re: ?Are Equipex Pizza ovens any good ?????
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 04:32:40 PM »
I have the 120v model and am very happy with it. I bake at 550 for eight minutes, turning the pie around after 4 minutes.  I use it all during the winter until spring when the brick oven is activated.  I have been experimenting with a number of NY style recipes.

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Re: ?Are Equipex Pizza ovens any good ?????
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 07:39:08 PM »
Don't know anything about the oven you are asking about. That said if you have the 240V connection go with it. It should heat up faster and probably reheat faster as 120V has much more limitations on the amount of power you can use. If I'm correct 120V * 5Amps = 600Watts of powers, vs. 240V * 5Amps = 1200Watts. More Watts in this case means more heat.
I don't agree. If you design an element to draw 10 amps @ 120V, you get 120v*10A= 1200 watts. Watts is equal to volts * amps, so if you draw the amps and the supply can handle the load, you'll get the watts. Vary either one to get the final watts.
Now, back to pizza. ;D

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Re: ?Are Equipex Pizza ovens any good ?????
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 12:16:46 PM »
I don't agree. If you design an element to draw 10 amps @ 120V, you get 120v*10A= 1200 watts. Watts is equal to volts * amps, so if you draw the amps and the supply can handle the load, you'll get the watts. Vary either one to get the final watts.
Now, back to pizza. ;D

Yes your right at 10Amps a 120V would get you 1200 watts, but the same 10Amps at 240V would get you 2400watts. Any way you do it 240 will just get more watts unless they compensate for being 240V by reducing the current but I really doubt that.