Who said that great pizza only comes from a wood oven?! You may be surprised to learn that electric ovens are increasingly used by authentic, Italian pizzerias.
They’re more practical, economical, and offer excellent performance, even when compared to traditional pizza ovens. In fact, quality electric ovens are more than capable of satisfying the needs of many pizza makers, allowing you to bake excellent pizzas, simplify your work, and keep customer satisfaction sky-high.
But be warned – electric ovens aren’t all created equal. So if you don’t want to ‘get burned’ by a rash purchase, you need to know exactly how to choose the best one for your pizzeria.
Here’s everything you need to know.
What to Consider When Choosing a Pizza Oven?
Choosing the right professional electric oven can be a difficult task, especially if it’s the first electric oven you’re buying. After all, the oven you choose will determine the speed with which you can cook pizzas, the uniformity of cooking, the ease of use, and the power consumption required.
Let’s take a closer look at what you’ll need to consider if you want to end up with the perfect electric oven for your pizzeria.
1. Choose a Custom-Made Professional Oven
Of course, the best oven for you is one that’s tailored to meet your specific needs. Expected usage, the type of pizzas offered, and quantity baked simultaneously, are all crucial factors.
Your own productivity and the number of customers you serve must guide you in determining the size of your oven and the number of cooking chambers you’ll need. A professional electric oven of the right size allows you to serve your customers quickly, without compromising on the product, and also saves on power consumption and energy costs.
2. Ensure Perfect Cooking with High and Constant Temperatures
For truly excellent pizza (and smiling customers), it’s essential that your pizza is cooked uniformly.
The quality of the heating element system, the construction materials used, and the oven’s cooking settings are all essential for determining this. It is here that a difference becomes apparent between a high-quality electric oven and one that looks the part, but can’t do the job to a professional standard.
A good professional oven can not only reach a high temperature but can hold it consistently, allowing you to obtain the desired level of crunch, without burning the pizza. It should also have a system of isolated resistors, which can heat quickly and safely, and use superior materials to ensure uniform diffusion of heat throughout the cooking chamber.
3. Cut Power Consumption and Reduce Cooking Times
Refractory material perfectly lends itself to the distribution of heat throughout an oven chamber. By absorbing the heat itself, it causes less energy dispersion, meaning you can manage and maintain constant temperatures, even when the oven door is opened.
The value here is not to be understated – quality materials can speed up cooking time and allow you to cut energy consumption by up to a whopping 50% – that’s no small feat!
4. Simplify Your Work
You should also choose a professional oven that’s easy to clean and maintain, and with an appropriate number of chambers. Trust us, this can make a huge difference to the speed of your daily work. We also advise that you consider an easy-to-use control panel, which would allow you to effortlessly monitor and control your cooking operation, with the touch of a button.
5. Consider Aesthetic Value
If it’s in plain sight, an oven that looks great can also add value to your environment and for this reason,here at Forni DAVID, we offer a wide variety of colors and customizations to suit your preferences and workspace.
The Advice of Forni DAVID Professionals
Our advice? If you’re in the market for a professional electric oven, don’t limit yourself to evaluating only the most obvious characteristics. Take heed of our considerations above, and also consider the long-term benefit.
Is it worth saving a few hundred dollars upfront, only to need to replace your oven after a few years, or even worse – being forced to serve your customers a pizza that you’re not proud of?
We’re known for the durability and efficiency of our professional pizza ovens. If you need personalized advice, contact us today – we’re here to help.