Choosing the Proper Deck Oven for Your Bakery

At Empire Bakery Equipment, we are constantly striving to offer the best of the best to our customers when it comes to ovens. High-quality artisanal baked goods are only possible with a great deck oven. Empire offers several different Stone Hearth Deck Ovens like the MinTube, LFKR, Ultimate LF, and Modular Electric Deck Oven. You may be thinking, “Which deck oven is right for my bakery?” There are a number of factors that come into play when choosing the right deck oven such as size and space, production and what you plan on baking in the ovens. Choosing the proper oven for your bakery could be overwhelming, but no worries, this article is here to help make your decision a piece of cake…or bread.

MiniTube Stone Hearth Deck Oven – Full-Sized Artisan Quality in a Minimum Space

If your kitchen space is tight, but you are still looking to produce artisan-quality bread and pastries, then you may want to look into the MiniTube Deck Oven. This deck oven was created to offer exceptional quality artisan baking in a compact design where floor space is limited. The MiniTube is available in a variety of sizes as small as 51″ x 78″. The high-quality baking this oven produces comes from its advanced vapor tube technology that facilitates heat distribution and retention for a consistent bake at all ends of the deck. Such benefits used to be only available in industrial ovens, but now the MiniTube gives you brick oven baking with a minimal footprint.

LFKR Stone Hearth Deck Oven – Highly Efficient Ring-Tube Design for Maximum Flexibility

If your bakery requires larger production than the MiniTube has to offer, then turn your attention to Empire’s LFKR Stone Hearth Deck Oven. This ovens Mannesmann steam tube systems distribute heat quickly and evenly throughout the oven, responding rapidly to temperature change. Available in 2, 3 and 4-door models with up to 5 decks, the LFKR is lighter and smaller than similar ovens in its class with the ability to still produce nearly 400 high-quality and consistent loaves per bake! With its easy-to-operate front-mounted oven controls, you will be increasing production in your bakery in no time.

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Ultimate LF – Cement-Lined Oven for Brick Oven Quality

Are you looking for an oven that produces a traditional brick oven style bake but has all of the amenities and conveniences of modern technology? If so, then the Ultimate LF was made for you. This oven bakes so well due to its ability to retain tremendous amounts of heat. The burner chamber and firebox are made of oven brick and the vapor tubes distributing radiant heat are encased in poured cement walls and roof. This particular construction of the oven allows it to provide continued even heat to your bread even after the burner shuts down.

LFM-D Modular Electric Deck Oven – A Simpler Modular Deck Oven System

If you are looking to go electric with your deck oven, and your bakery has limited clearance space for a large oven, then we strongly suggest looking into the LFM-D Modular Electric Deck Oven. The LFM-D can be installed at near-zero clearance against a wide range of materials without having to worry. On top of that, the LFM-D has a compact size, highest quality hearth available and state-of-the-art heating elements that use as little as 11 kW of power. The stackable design allows for quick installation and a variety of configurations from 1 to 4 deck, 2 to 24 pans. The easy-to-use individual deck controls also allow you to bake a wide range of products simultaneously, increasing bakery production and efficiency. With it’s modern aesthetic and versatility, the LFM-D truly is a bakers dream!

Whether retail or wholesale, large or small, we have a deck oven that works for your bakery. Empire strives to offer hardworking bakers the best of the best so they can focus on their craft while the deck ovens take away all the guesswork and provide high-quality consistent bakes each time.