#1  
Old 09-09-2011, 11:50 AM
Peasant
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 37
Default Oven on Wheels

Hi ALL!

Now that my are-you-kidding oven is performing like a champ and I keep hearing 'oh my G! this is the best pizza I ever had in my life' from all my friends in SD, it's time for me to build another one - this time on wheels - and become a street food vendor, on the side of my software engineering job!

Now I understand it's pretty easy to build a pomp on a single or double axel cart, but what about doing something a little bit unique? Like trying to nest the oven in a VolksWagen minivan?

Before I get in trouble, what would you think the first challenges / issue could be?
__________________
Born in Italy, making pizza in San Diego
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-19-2011, 11:05 AM
Peasant
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 37
Wink Re: Oven on Wheels

I found the *wheels*
Attached Thumbnails
Oven on Wheels-tumblr_kpok31fnij1qa23ogo1_500.jpeg  
__________________
Born in Italy, making pizza in San Diego
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-19-2011, 11:07 AM
Peasant
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 37
Default Re: Oven on Wheels

And I found the *oven* (I decided I am not going to down the DIY path with risk of structural failure, fire, death!)
Attached Thumbnails
Oven on Wheels-4_pizze_compl__92620_zoom.jpeg   Oven on Wheels-c0b215db64595ec14789dd689c220b7b.jpeg  
__________________
Born in Italy, making pizza in San Diego
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-19-2011, 12:36 PM
david s's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Townsville, Nth Queensland,Australia
Posts: 4,833
Default Re: Oven on Wheels

If I were doing it I think I'd mount the oven as low as possible so the centre of gravity is low for better handling when driving and work the oven standing in the street with an awning off the side to keep off the weather. This would also prevent the oven from cooking the operator inside the van.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-19-2011, 06:28 PM
Neil2's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 1,374
Default Re: Oven on Wheels

"Like trying to nest the oven in a VolksWagen minivan? "

You will kill the thing. Your oven is likely to be in the 1000-1500 lb range.

Because of the weight, most portable oven are built on a double axel trailer.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Peasant
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 37
Default Re: Oven on Wheels

niet!

the stainless steel from alfarefrattari (Forni per la casa - Forni pronti su ruote - Alfapizza) is 150kg (~300lb) ready to use!

once I'm sure it fits...
__________________
Born in Italy, making pizza in San Diego
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-19-2011, 06:50 PM
dmun's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Jersey USA
Posts: 4,216
Default Re: Oven on Wheels

I'd talk to people who've actually used that unit before springing the big bucks. WFO's work on mass: no mass = radically different results than what you're used to.
__________________
My geodesic oven project:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-19-2011, 07:00 PM
david s's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Townsville, Nth Queensland,Australia
Posts: 4,833
Default Re: Oven on Wheels

My 21" mobile oven is about 170 Kgs, travels well on a single axle, but works best maintaining a small fire on the side once up to temp, cooking 90 sec to 2 min 9" pizzas one at a time. Can go all night cooking like this.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-28-2011, 02:58 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2
Default Re: Oven on Wheels

Mekdigital,

Did you ever purchase that oven from Alfa? whether you have or haven't - how much does an oven like the one you reference cost? How hot will the floor and dome get?

thanks,

max
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-01-2011, 12:25 PM
Peasant
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 37
Default Re: Oven on Wheels

Hi,

I did not get the '4 pizze', the cost in the US is pretty high (3500) _ I am trying to figure out if it can be used or not at a farmer's market and for catering...

The floor will easily and quickly get to 900F, I don't know about the steel dome...

I believe Alfarefrattari knows how to engineer great contemporary ovens, they make and sell an incredible amount... I wish I could go see one in action, but that will only happen when I travel back to Italy!
__________________
Born in Italy, making pizza in San Diego
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why Italian Wood-Fired Ovens are Round james Newbie Forum 50 04-01-2014 09:14 PM
Brainstorming around indoor pompeii oven for double use exipnos Pompeii Oven Construction 3 10-10-2010 05:22 PM
Can you identify this oven? Argentina? Is it a good newbie oven? jdbizkits Newbie Forum 5 12-17-2009 06:37 PM
Oh no - my oven is wet PizzaArthur Firing Your Oven 36 11-23-2009 09:16 PM
Neapolitana Style Oven (31.5") southpaw Pompeii Oven Construction 4 08-11-2007 06:29 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC