Rofco Results and Issues
I've had my Rofco B40 for 3 years. I love it, but recently I'm getting strange results.
I find the bread at the back of the oven is not opening up on the score which suggests to me it's either too hot at the back or it's not getting enough steam or both. This has only started happening in the last couple of months and today was very noticeable because I made 6 loaves for a competition and the loaves I really wanted to submit were at the back and hardly opened up - one looks like a rugby ball!
I have always used the steam pods, always use the same temperature settings and always do the same score on the dough, so the only variables I don't have control over are the oven parts.
My initial thinking is that it might be the door gasket/seal. I see a lot of steam escaping when I close the door. Now that could just be due to the amount of steam in the oven, but given the bread at the back is not opening up do you think it might be the seal? Have any of your Rofco B40 owners had a similar issue?
I would go ahead and just buy a replacement seal however the only supplier I can find in the UK want to charge £29 for the part, and an additional £16 to deliver ....a bit expensive especially given these are sold for under $11 in the USA! If the seal isn't the issue it's a big waste of money to me... although if the seal is the issue then it's worth every penny! The problem is that the seal looks ok, but I assume if the seal is the problem it's because it's flattened and therefore not creating a tight seal?
...I think I'm answering my own questions as I type! :D
If you have any insight, I'd be really interested to hear. Thanks :)