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K79 03-05-2013 12:41 PM

Oven Floor Height
 
You guys are doing a great job keeping up with my 1 million questions. I just want you all to know I really appreciate the help.

That being said another question :)

What is the distance from the ground to the floor of your oven. Just contemplating putting my oven floor around 48" off the ground? What is a comfortable working height?

Thanks.

Les 03-05-2013 01:26 PM

Re: Oven Floor Height
 
My floor is 41 inches and I am 5'10. I think I got the numbers from the plans but in reality it would have been better if the floor was probably 46 inches.

shuboyje 03-05-2013 02:04 PM

Re: Oven Floor Height
 
I like a bit more hands on method. Hold a peel(or broom since you probably don't have a peel yet) at the top of your chest like you are about to launch a pizza. Hold it there and have somebody measure it's height off the floor. That gives you a good idea of how high your hearth needs to be so you aren't bending over to use the oven or look inside. I bet it's higher then you imagined.

Les 03-05-2013 04:33 PM

Re: Oven Floor Height
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shuboyje (Post 147051)
I like a bit more hands on method. Hold a peel(or broom since you probably don't have a peel yet) at the top of your chest like you are about to launch a pizza. Hold it there and have somebody measure it's height off the floor. That gives you a good idea of how high your hearth needs to be so you aren't bending over to use the oven or look inside. I bet it's higher then you imagined.

Just a heads up. It's more than working the peel for pizza. You will be lifting 22 pound turkeys, pork shoulders, crock pots, etc... Although it's nice not to bend over for pizza it's also nice not breaking your back for the rest of it. It's always about the compromise...

shuboyje 03-05-2013 05:15 PM

Re: Oven Floor Height
 
That comes down to the user and what they are after. I'm pizza centric, it's the only thing that matters to me and too low of a hearth can be miserable.

Bacterium 03-05-2013 10:15 PM

Re: Oven Floor Height
 
As others I like mine slightly higher. So the rule of thumb I have worked on (for my own oven )is bottom of my elbow (with arm bent).


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