My Rofco experience
Just got the new Rofco 10 on sale from pleasanthillgrain.com and wanted to share my experience and get some input.
The thing was very well packed and shipped without damage. Got the new plug installed and ran it through a couple heating cycles, then tried some pizzas, and a couple tartine loaves (hydration for the total formula around 82%). The first run was a pretty good one, I steamed using a Solo hand sprayer (nice--and can't justify taking up space with their steaming pans, at least not yet).
A couple observations: First, the instructions tell you to let it warm for a couple hours, then put your loaves in and then turn the temp all the way down, using the stored heat in the stones after about 10 minutes, opening the vent in the door at the end. This seemed to work pretty well, but I need to dial in that process and could use input from others on what they are doing (for the loaves below, I did 10 minutes at initial heat setting, 10 minutes turned down and another 10 minutes with the vent open).
I periodically tried to check the temp retention after turning the thermostat down and when I finished the bake, it would cycle on at a reading of about 360F...but when I used my IR thermometer on the stone, it was reading 430-450F. I also ended up with burnt bottoms on my otherwise nicely baked loaves (starting with the thermostat set around 520F), so the thermostat seems to have some accuracy issues. Dialing in the temps and baking process is what I need to work on. I will start at a lower temp next time, and will do some checking of temps during the entire cycle to get a better idea of how this thing works.
Overall I'm pretty psyched.