- jim m. Mar 2, 2005 05:13 PM
I'd like to replace my oven with something that can reach 700-800 degrees for pizzas, bread, etc. Because of the way my house is designed, I need electric, not gas. Does anyone know of any home appliances that can reach these temperatures? Thanks.
I believe you would get a real eye-opening experience if, instead of fixing a "hot oven" as necessary for your goals, you found a way to try a decent-sized convection oven. Not one of those piddlin' little ones - a full-sized one.
I was always unhappy with my pizza crust, even after going 500-degrees and using a stone. Then I tried the same thing in a convection oven - the difference was amazing!
I very much doubt that you'll be able to find one outside of the ultra-pricey ones Karl mentioned. Before pressing on, it would be VERY much worth your while to check if your homeowners' insurance would cover such a thing.
I'm with Karl in thinking that a baking stone would be a worthwhile investment... but if you're asking about high-temperature ovens, surely you already have a stone in the oven you use now, right?
Late-coming idea... maybe do what my favorite pizza artist, Chris Bianco, did and build your own wood-fire oven? Certainly not cheap, but your friends would be trying to call and make reservations for Tuesday night supper at your place.
re: JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)
I built a mud oven in my parent's back yard. You heat the thing with a wood fire and then pull the fire out after a few hours. The oven is about 700 degrees for long enough to bake several (dozen?) pizzas. Then it settles down to about 350 for a few hours. Time to bake bread for the whole neighborhood.
There are books on how to build mud ovens.