PizzaMaster 943 Installation & Bakers Pride Y602-BL Removal
One of the most exciting events for a restaurant owner is adding a piece of equipment that makes you more efficient, makes a better product or increases output. This PizzaMaster Oven does all 3! I first spied this oven in 2015 at the Pizza Expo when we just opened and didn’t know our ass from our proverbial elbows. 3 years later, the oven is in our store, and, in an amazing turn of events, I will be doing a menu demonstration at the 2018 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas on 3-22-18! Hard work, dedication and incremental improvement is the root of success.
Why would we upgrade from a Bakers Pride to this PizzaMaster Oven? In short, technological advancements. It’s the same reason you no longer have a startac flip-phone! To begin, it has adjustable heat for the top and bottom of each deck, so you can change the intensity of your heat and where it’s applied to the pizza on a per-deck basis. Each deck has multiple zones of top heat so the area by the door has a higher intensity element to compensate for the opening and closing of the glass doors. IT HAS GLASS DOORS! You don’t have to open the door to look and let all that heat out. The result is faster bake times. The PizzaMaster 943 has 3 decks with a total capacity of 24 LARGE PIES! By large, we actually mean 18″ large pies. Imagine being able to put 24 of them in at one time! This oven can reach temperatures that most ovens couldn’t dream of and many people cannot use. Our wood-fired, brick-oven has taught me so much about how heat can be used to create different pies. The stones in this oven are precision ground to promote convection and air movement under the pizza. The technology is off-the-chart and will bring us to the next level.
Installing the PizzaMaster oven was no easy feat. Tons of planning went into having every tool and piece of equipment necessary, having the right people on-hand and electricians who are true masters of their craft. In order to do this upgrade, we had to pay for an additional electric transformer on the telephone pole by Estes Park Light and Power, we had to upgrade our electrical service to accommodate this beauty and wait over 3 months for it to be built in Sweden, then transported via container ship. Patience is a virtue! Invest in a better product at every opportunity.