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Using Macadams Five-Deck Ovens (Problems--Solutions??)

January 17, 2013 - 6:04pm -- Iconoclast


I've just started using a Macadams five-deck oven in my new job. I'm pretty sure the oven is being completely underused by the last batch of bakers and would like to know if anyone has a primer on how these ovens work (or a manual!). There is only one temperature read-out, steam for each of the five decks and some kind of vent above the first deck for each of the five decks. I'm interested in differences between decks in temperature, what the vents are for, specific peculiarities for these kinds of deck ovens versus other types of ovens, etc.


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Mixers, Ovens and Bread Slicers

January 23, 2009 - 7:32pm -- Gluten Free Pam

I'm starting a local bakery, and would be glad for anyone's input on equipment.  I'm making gluten free breads and cinnamon rolls.  My sweet great-niece was diagnosed with celiac disease just over a year ago and she missed having baked good so much that I had to do something about it.  After months of experiments (my dogs have gotten fat off the rejects) I've worked out some recipes.  The folks in the local celiac support groups want more of my stuff and local stores would like to carry my bread, so I'm taking the leap forward, but could use some opinions on equipment.

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