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Shopping for Deck Ovens

golgi70's picture

Shopping for Deck Ovens

Hello all, 

We are currently researching a new deck oven in our bakery which has limited space and I was looking with professionals here for opinions and reviews on some ideas.

I have worked with TAGH Gas 8 Door Deck Ovens and I'm seeking other sizing as this oven is just a bit too big and slightly over budget.  I know this oven is a champ and works very well with baking artisinal breads and has the features I desire.  The only change I'd make to have a loader that locks in at the top so it can be walked under while not in use. 


I have looked into Empre's Mini Tube Oven which fits the bill for price and seems to have the specs yet I have not used and cannot find reviews from outside of the website.  


I've also looked at the Pavillier (spelling???) modular ovens which look like they may be a solid choice in a small space but once again I have no experience or feedback on these.  


Anyone with other suggestions or maybe some reviews of the above would be greatly appreciated.  


Thanks all



PastryKid's picture

Please let me know what you find out as I am in the same situation....   currently using hobart convection ovens and need a change...





oventek's picture

Hi Josh,

My name is Bill Lawson, I am the Installation Supervisor for Empire Bakery Equipment and do all of the installations on these ovens.  If you let me know where you are located, I can get you the name of a local reference.  We have installed these ovens all across the US and Canada and probobly have one not too far from you.  We also have a full test bakery in New York on Long Island where you can test bake your product.