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Offline Essen1

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GAM C44 - twin deck pizza oven 8 x 13" pizza capacity
« on: December 08, 2009, 07:59:57 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has ever heard of this company, GAM. They are apparently from Italy and manufacture high-quality pizza ovens for an affordable price. The interior is completely brick-lined, they go up to 450C (842F) with separate controls of  upper and lower heat.

I was unable to find any retailers or distributors here in the US but maybe some of you have heard of the ovens?

Here's a link:

http://www.chefsrange.co.uk/gam-c44-twin-deck-pizza-oven-13-pizza-capacity-p-1253.html

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Re: GAM C44 - twin deck pizza oven 8 x 13" pizza capacity
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 06:51:13 AM »
Hey Mike,
Looks really cool!  I was curious to see what the shipping cost would be.  I set up an account & proceeded to the checkout & it says that the delivery is free.  If that's the case, I would seriously consider the single model, very reasonable at $1200 (CDN).

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Re: GAM C44 - twin deck pizza oven 8 x 13" pizza capacity
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 09:05:10 AM »
wow, pretty cool.........

the closest thing to this is domestically, a baker's pride 2828 i think, which does not have brick ceiling and is $2600 (although it is 2 separate ovens, more similar to the C44).

The small versions of the ovens that Jeff Varasano uses are a bit more expensive too, I think. 

keep in mind these are 240v.
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Re: GAM C44 - twin deck pizza oven 8 x 13" pizza capacity
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 03:46:21 PM »
Hey Mike,
Looks really cool!  I was curious to see what the shipping cost would be.  I set up an account & proceeded to the checkout & it says that the delivery is free.  If that's the case, I would seriously consider the single model, very reasonable at $1200 (CDN).

Matt

Matt,

I doubt that they'll ship it free of charge over to the US from England. I have a feeling that the shipping cost for them would just be as much as the price tag itself. However, I like the fact that they are brick-lined. There's also another company, Italforni, who make an oven similar to the GAM models.

PCampbell,

I checked out the 2828 Baker's Pride EP-EB oven and on their website it says it's designed for baking products with a pre-baked crust, warming and finishing Ideal for hot wings and sushi. Not really what I have in mind  :)
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Re: GAM C44 - twin deck pizza oven 8 x 13" pizza capacity
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 05:58:55 PM »
i saw that, but they do go up to 750F with separate top/bottom heat.  I guess that is still shy of what you might want.

You might check out the BakePartner guy (Jeff Varasano's guy).

PM 451ED was 1651 euros shipped.    maybe the PM 351E is a bit cheaper?  i guess that is pretty pricey.  maybe get a quote for shipping.  at least these are all made in italy.  everything made in italy is good right???? :)

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Re: GAM C44 - twin deck pizza oven 8 x 13" pizza capacity
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2009, 06:30:07 PM »
Patrick,

If I read correctly, the Baker's pride 2828 has an aluminum/steel interior. I'm looking for an affordable but also high-quality pizza oven with a hearth interior.

The ones Jeff Varasano uses are made in Sweden, I believe. http://www.bakepartner.com/index.html

To be honest, I think all the Blodgetts, Baker's Prides and Marsals, albeit good to great ovens, are all a bit overpriced, imho. So I'm looking across the Pond to see what Europe has to offer. Hopefully, the Euro will come down at some point.
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Re: GAM C44 - twin deck pizza oven 8 x 13" pizza capacity
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 11:35:31 PM »
Patrick,

I gotta correct myself. The Baker's Pride 2828 does actually come with a hearthstone deck (Cordierite) and the steel/alu interior is optional.

But here's a couple of the Italforni ovens I was mentioning earlier. Does anyone have some thoughts or real insider info on them regarding performance, features and durability? Obviously the websites that feature them want to sell them therefore pitching the ovens.

http://www.italforni.it/eng/fornipizza.html

« Last Edit: December 09, 2009, 11:38:09 PM by Essen1 »
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