How to Choose the Right Pizza Oven
One of the most important things that a pizza shop owner is going to have to do when first opening a shop is to decide which type of pizza oven to purchase.
Pizza Deck Ovens
A pizza deck oven features hearth decks on which you will be cooking your pizzas.These ovens use burners to heat the stones that cook the pizza, They are known for producing crispy crusts that customers expect from an authentic pizzeria. There are several reasons why pizzeria owners like this type of oven: it has many similarities to a wood-fired pizza oven and it is lower in cost. It is an excellent choice for pizza shops that want to serve an authentic pizza with an old-world taste. This type of oven should be used by skilled operators who will be constantly monitoring the pizzas while they are in the oven..
Brick Pizza Ovens
The brick pizza oven is a pizza shop classic and many pizzeria owners would never choose anything else. They feature a dome and a hearth that provides a true “old school” way of cooking pizza. Most of the brick ovens that you will find are wood fired. However, you can find some gas and coal brick ovens as well. The brick pizza oven has a high heat density and as a result cooks pizzas very quickly. These ovens also produce a crust that is crispy, yet soft and chewy, and toppings that are crispy as well. A final benefit of a brick oven is that it imparts a unique flavor to the pizza, one that is hard to replicate.
A convection oven uses less energy when compared with other types of ovens, and they require less skill on the part of the operator. They also cook pizza more quickly than deck or brick ovens and can easily be used to cook other foods as well. The resulting pizzas come out tasty, therefor making this type of oven a good choice for those who have limited space or budget.
The conveyor oven uses a conveyor belt to bake pizzas. Although this process takes longer, a conveyor oven can be a good option as it offers more cooking options than just pizza. A worker can place the prepared pizzas on the conveyor belt and perform other tasks while the pizza basically cooks itself. A conveyor oven can also be used to bake cookies or make toasted sandwiches. These can be good for pizza restaurants that offer a diversified menu.
A final note. Be sure to take the time to research the various pizza oven options available and choose the one that best fits your pizza making requirements. Keep in mind the amount of pizzas you expect to make per day and the amount of space you have for your oven. Also keep in mind the type of pizza you are selling and which type of oven will bring out the distinctive flavors of your pizza to the fullest. Budget might also be a concern, but try not to skimp on your pizza oven, as that is the foundation of your pizza shop.