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The look and styling of deck/pizza ovens is as varied and interesting as the myriad of foods these ovens can bake. From old-world brick to sleek-and-modern stainless steel to a completely “open” display-style pizza oven, deck and pizza ovens can turn out perfect pizzas to mouthwatering meats with ease.

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  • High-production ovens, usually containing two or more decks at heights appropriate to the foods to be cooked.
  • Pans of food placed directly on the oven deck.
  • Basic sizes included:
    > Standard/full-size – high volume operations; insulated for efficiency and minimal kitchen heat gain
    > Countertop – lower volume; ideal for mobile catering
    > Vaulted Cavity – designed for front-of-the-house appearance; constructed of brick, stone, masonry or ceramic
    > Motorized Convective – uses motorized blower system to control and force heat flow evenly throughout oven cavity; enhances energy efficiency and baking performance
    > Turntable Deck – motorized, rotating hearth ensure even baking
    > Pizza ovens – generally offer a greater range of sizes (18″ to 78″ wide x 22 to 45″ deep) compared to baking deck ovens (33″ to 42″ wide x 36 to 45″ deep)


  • Stacking one to three units allows greater production than conventional ovens in less space
  • More expensive models have separate burners and thermostat per deck

Energy Input

  • 70,000 to 320,000 Btus


  • Bake cookies, pies, cakes, bagels, Italian casseroles, Mexican plated dishes, potatoes and poultry, many red meats, seafood


  • Primarily pizzerias, but the variety of foods that can be prepared in a deck/pizza oven is expanding the range of applications to include most food service establishments.

Available Features*

  • Wood oven appearance with flames
  • Ceramic, steel or stone hearth
  • Custom design
  • Heat distribution/balance control
  • Viewing windows/doors
  • Air curtain door
  • Multiple access doors
  • Rotating shelves
  • Built-in ventilation system
  • Stackable

*Listed features offered by some, but not necessarily all vendors.

Fuel Type(s)

  • Natural gas and LPG and gas/wood combination


  • 150 to 200 cfm per linear foot

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