Deck Ovens are main baking equipment for smaller bakeries and artisan bakery . Requires smaller space with smaller capacities . Bakers manufacturing 200 -1000 loaves on average . Operations are mainly manual such as loading and unloading of trays with moulds .Popular for bread and pizza making . Hotel and restraunt owner prefer to have deck ovens as it has flexibility to produce wide variety of products . Deck ovens are available in gas , diesel oil and electric fuel type .Multiple decks can be added to oven to increase the capacities with timers and controls for each deck . Automation loading and unloading feature can be added for manufacturers if required .
Types of Deck ovens
Cyclothermic deck oven
Vapour tube type
a.Cement lined vapor tube deck oven
b.Brick Based deck oven
Automatic loader type
Deck oven with steam generator
Thermic fluid deck oven .
Burner are placed into burner blocks made up of refractory bricks and tubes are placed inside the cemented walls and roof .Pipes are normally of heavy duty steel . Heating can be done through circulating fans or directly from burners .
Following points to be kept while opting for deck ovens
Automatic control for each deck
Fuel efficiency and interchangibility of fuel from gas/oil