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Rofco Ovens B20 & B40

Fire and Flour Bread's picture
Fire and Flour Bread

Rofco Ovens B20 & B40

Good afternoon all,

I am new to this site and seeking any feedback and information about the Rofco B20 and/or B40 ovens.  I am interested in purchasing a Rofco oven and would like to know if anyone has had experience with them and what the pros/cons/issues are with them.


Thank You

RoundhayBaker's picture

...corner of the page. There's tons of stuff on Rofcos. You might also try, they have some detailed blog posts.

drogon's picture

I've had one for nearly 2 years now.. It's used 5 days a week (sometimes 6). Regularly 2, sometimes 3 loads including cakes, pastys, buns, etc. What sort of things are you looking for?


-Gordon @moorbakes in Devon

MJ Sourdough's picture
MJ Sourdough
Tstockton's picture

Just pre-ordered a B40 to start selling at market in July... eeeeee! 

Gonna piggyback off this post and ask... I was wondering if anyone who has purchased one recently (more recently than some of these other threads) has found that some of the thermostat inconsistencies have been fixed/tweaked? Or any other updates to the machine since 2015 or so?

saintpaulsourdough's picture

Anyone have any pointers or tips on finding a used one in the US? I'm willing to travel a little ways, but I'm in Minnesota. 

barryvabeach's picture

I don't think there are many used Rofco's for sale in the US, since so few are sold new.  Ebay is a good source to see what is selling used, and I don't think I have ever seen a used Rofco for sale.   Have you considered a used convection commercial oven?  They are not as good as a Rofco, since they usually only work with convection heat, which can dry out a loaf, but they do allow baking quite a few loaves at a time, and as long as you stay with the smaller ones, many models operate on normal household current.    Cadco - Unox is one common brand, there are a few reviews on this site,   Moffat is another  manufacturer.  Stay away from anything that requires 3 phase electricity, or 208 volts, unless you have that available.   

saintpaulsourdough's picture

I have not considered that before, but I will do some research! Thanks for the recommendations!

barryvabeach's picture

I forgot to add that Bakers Pride offers countertop ovens.  Most are for pizza, and have a deck height that will be too shallow for boules,  but they do make a few with a 7 inch height -  here is one example    The advantage of this oven over the Cadco and similar models is you do not have a fan blowing on the crust and drying it out.  While the Rofco has thick stones, the Bakers Pride typically come with very thin stones, though you can always add a thicker one if you are fine with long preheat times , which will make it more like the Rofco, though probably not as well sealed as the Rofco.  

WeissN's picture

Hi! Which one did you end up with? How did you make the decision? How has it been?