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Commercial Pizza Ovens: Buying Guide

6 Mar 2023, 1:21 PM

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Buying Guide

If you own a restaurant or work in a kitchen, then you understand the importance of having great equipment. In a highly stressful and hectic environment, being able to rely on your tools and appliances to function perfectly is a must, which is why it is important to choose the right commercial pizza oven. So, if you are looking to buy a new pizza oven, here is a guide on some of the best ones for your restaurant and what to look for when you choose yours.

What Are Commercial Pizza Ovens?

Commercial pizza ovens are essential pieces of restaurant equipment that are designed especially to cook pizzas. This makes it the perfect temperature and conditions to cook amazing-tasting pizzas. Commercial pizza ovens are usually powered by natural gas, propane, wood, or electricity. These are the best methods to create evenly cooked, great-tasting pizzas that your customers will love and your staff will love cooking.

How Do Commercial Pizza Ovens Benefit Businesses?

Commercial pizza ovens benefit businesses hugely by saving time and therefore allowing you to generate more profit. As well as this, faster customer service ensures a better experience for those coming into your store, therefore making them not only more likely to return, but also more likely to recommend your store to friends and family. Improving your service leads to spreading the word in this way and can also improve sales and profit for your business in more ways than one.

What To Look For In A Commercial Pizza Oven


The main feature of commercial pizza ovens is their size. Being much larger means that you can cook multiple pizzas at once. To buy the right size oven for you, you will need an understanding of how many pizzas you can create in a given period of time. There is no point in overspending and wasting space on a bigger oven than you are able to use. Therefore, working out a realistic estimate of how many pizzas you can make in an hour, for example, is a helpful statistic to influence your choice of the pizza oven. For example, a convection oven is capable of creating up to 50 pizzas an hour whereas conveyor ovens can produce upwards of 100.


Pizza ovens have specific surfaces to ensure the even cooking of your pizzas. This is usually stone, metal or brick, each of which has its own advantages. Stone is great for pizzas as it absorbs heat and spreads it out evenly meaning that your pizzas are cooked to perfection with the best crust possible. Metal wire racks can also be used but may result in an uneven crust. Brick surfaces, usually found in brick ovens, can also spread heat evenly resulting in a perfectly cooked pizza.


Any oven is worthless unless it is functional, and commercial pizza ovens have extra features to make your job easier. Some ovens come with a built-in timer so that you can easily track when your pizzas will be ready. In a hectic kitchen environment, this is ideal. Others have a built-in thermostat to ensure that your pizzas are kept at the perfect temperature throughout the baking process. Depending on your previous experience with commercial pizza ovens, these features may have varying levels of importance to you and you can decide for yourself and your kitchen staff whether they are necessary additions to your kitchen.


When selecting a pizza oven, finding one that is robust enough to deal with heavy daily use is important, as well as ensuring that you select one that will last a long time and require minimal maintenance. Time is money for your business and so wasting time on upkeep is not ideal. Instead, finding a simple-to-use pizza oven that can be quickly reused with minimal changes is best.

Also, remember to take into account how easy the oven is to clean. When producing a large amount of food in a short amount of time, you need to be able to keep the cooking area tidy and clean to ensure the highest level of service and keep your hygiene perfect. An oven that can be easily cleaned is conducive to a clean environment to cook your food in and saves you time, especially over the years since every minute can add up quickly for a business.

How Do They Differ From Cooking Pizzas In Ordinary Ovens?

The main comparison between an ordinary oven and a pizza oven is how big they are. A commercial oven is a lot bigger to allow you to cook multiple pizzas at once. When working in a high-speed environment and delivering a high volume of food to customers, it is essential that your catering appliances match up to your working speeds and the level of demand.

A pizza oven is essential to keeping on top of the orders so that you can cut cooking times and improve customer service. To further assist with this, commercial pizza ovens have higher-powered heating elements which allow them to cook pizzas quickly and evenly. Not only does this mean shorter cooking times, but also consistently high-quality food that will keep customers coming back over and over again.

Check Out Our Range Of Commercial Pizza Ovens

Now that you have a better understanding of the different features to consider when shopping for a pizza oven, be sure to check out our full range of commercial pizza ovens to find the right catering appliances for your business.

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