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May 3, 2008 09:30 AM

High Temp Pizza Oven for Home Use?

Anyone know if there are commercial-type high temperature (800-900 degrees) pizza ovens made for the home kitchen? I'm not talking about wood-fired, but gas or electric. Self-cleaning ovens that reach high temps are permissible, though maybe the fact that they lock during the process allows them to pass code.

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  1. The self-cleaning lock can be overridden, if you have a sense of adventure. The only oven that can get to the needed temperature is a beehive oven that is costly to install in a residence.

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    1. re: Kelli2006

      Yeah, I skimmed through the piece on -- was it eater? -- about overriding the lock, which is what prompted me to post this. I don't think I'm quite ready for that yet!

    2. If you have a gas grill, it makes for a nice pizza oven. With all 4 burners cranked up, mine hits 750-800 degrees.

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      1. re: Hungry Celeste

        I'll probably try this next. My oven only gets up to 550 and, although the pizzas are great, I'd like to see if the higher heat makes them even better.

        Are you placing a pizza stone directly on the grates or do you have one of those elevated pizza stone contraptions (which I just saw in the WS catalog yesterday)?

        1. re: emily

          Neither one....I slide the pizza directly onto the (cleaned) grates. Works like a charm, though I ruined a couple before getting the timing just right.

          1. re: emily

            I had been following a thread on the Pizza Making forum about this pizza oven...


            and finally broke down and bought one. I've only been able to use it a few times due to weather and being away on business, but the results have been pretty impressive. The oven uses a second stone placed a few inches above the rotating lower one which radiates heat from above and allows for an evenly cooked pizza.

            1. re: LabRat

              Hey, that's an idea. Maybe 2 stones is the best way forward...

        2. Baker's Pride has a number of smaller commercial ovens. The P22S goes to 650 degrees. I don't think I'd want anything hotter inside the house, though oerhaps you're thinking outdoors or in a special alcove with tile all around.

            1. re: cheongi

              I liked the little black egg video. Thanks.

            2. Hi emily.
              I use a unit that has heat control from minus 200 to 1000 plus.
              Check out ""
              You will find me listed there as Cook Shack. If I can be of futher help shoot me a email.

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              1. re: Al_milo

                The quotation marks messed up your link. It should be:


                1. re: Channa

                  Thanks. I'm new to all this, but hopefully trainable.