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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST
To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.
Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature
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We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!
Most ovens take around the same time to heat up, oven size is all dependent on how many pizzas you need to do at one time and what other things you intend to cook.
You can cook other stuff in them besides pizza......
There are a few small oven owners on the forum so Im sure they will chime in.
The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.
lots of people say they wished their oven was bigger, but having built a small oven I believe the benefits of small outweigh their shortcomings. A small oven is easier, quicker and cheaper to build. You don't need a bomb shelter to house it and it won't take up half your backyard.Most people also tend to cook one pizza at a time as it is the preparation that takes longer than the cooking. My oven is only 21" and I can cook pizzas for a party of 30 quite comfortably. larger parties are more difficult, but I have done up to 70. We also find it is perfectly adequate to cook roasts and bread for the family. A small oven will use way less fuel as the consumption is related to the chamber volume. ( you can do the maths), but a 20% increase in diam is a 100% increase in volume.
Last edited by david s; 02-04-2012, 01:05 PM.
The only two concerns I would have about this oven are, the flue appears to be inside the oven chamber which will significantly reduce the ability to use the oven for other than high heat - think pizza not bread applications. There appears to be a damper but it is unclear. This would help a little on the heat loss but not much.
The other item is that there is no mention of insulation and that would be nice to know if there is any and what type. And thickness.
The oven has a metal enclosure but based on some of the comments by the manufacturer I would be very diligent about moving it inside or have it covered when it rains or Snows.
They indicate it should be protected in inclement weather.
I really like the size of my 42 inch oven but there is no way you could put it on wheels.
Wow..... imagine what you could build yourself for $3000 or $12000
I second that motion and will add this: The pride of DIY (with a lot of research and a little input from the experinced WFO builders on this forum) will go a long way
I'm in the process of building my oven. It is hard for even me to believe that I have given up riding on some real pretty days just to get to back to that oven
Last edited by Gulf; 02-04-2012, 04:36 PM.
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