Commercial Pizza Oven
Regardless of how small or big the repair is, you can count on Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling to get the repair done properly, professionally and promptly, as it is understood a restaurant should not have a long down time, which can cause them to lose many customers. As well as offering repair of pizza ovens Boer Brothers also suggest planned maintenance for your pizza oven. Planned maintenance will save you money and help you prevent downtime.
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There are a lot of different types of commercial ovens, and each type has its own set of specific maintenance needs. The owners’ manual is the place to check for specific upkeep practices, but here are a few quick tips for each commercial oven category.
- Combination Ovens. Combination ovens are like a regular oven, steamer and convection oven all in one unit, so they will need to be maintained like each of these individual units. The steam generator (if it has one) should be emptied daily, and the unit should be delimed monthly. The convection fan should be removed and cleaned every month, too. Some combination ovens come with a spray-down hose which makes cleaning the interior every day a little easier.
- Pizza Deck Ovens. Regularly scrape ash or food debris off of the bake decks using a pizza oven brush. At the end of the day, turn the heat up to maximum for 30 minutes to cook any remaining food debris to ash and scrape the ash off using the brush. Never use water or liquid to clean the bake deck in a pizza deck oven; this will cause the stone to crack.
- Conveyor Ovens.Remove crumb trays below the conveyor belt every night and clean them. The draft diverters, or impinger fingers, in the top of the commercial conveyor oven should be removed and cleaned daily, too. The conveyor belt itself should be removed and thoroughly cleaned every two to three months. Finally, do not place utensils on the belt because utensils can become jammed and damage the belt. Clean crumb pans, conveyor belt and impinger fingers weekly to clean.
- Convection ovens. Be sure to remove and clean the intake fan of your commercial convection oven on a weekly basis. Check the flue where the fan attaches, too, and clean any food debris for unobstructed airflow. Also, if the fan requires oil, this should be done on a yearly basis. This tip also applies for ranges with a convection oven base.
What could go wrong?
- The pilot won’t stay lit.
- The oven won’t get up to temperature.
- The oven gets too hot.
- The oven does not cook evenly.
Problem number one is probably the most common. Usually it’s the thermocouple that causes this problem. When lighting the pilot, if the thermocouple is not directly in the flame it can not get hot enough to allow it to open the safety valve. If it is directly in the flame and it won’t stay lit then the thermocouple is probably defective and needs to be replaced, Keep in mind that some safety valves have the thermocouple permanently attached so the entire valve must be replaced.
When working on any type of gas equipment always remember to shut off the gas!
Number two is usually a thermostat problem. When you set the thermostat at a set temperature and it does not reach that point it may be one of two problems:
1. The thermostat may be defective.
2. The thermostat may be out of calibration. To check the calibration get a thermometer that you know is accurate. Put it in the oven and set the thermostat to 250º. Open the kick plate below the oven door and watch the burner flame, if it goes off before the oven reaches 250º you may be able to calibrate it.
To calibrate a thermostat remove the knob and check to see what type of thermostat you have. The thermostat is either a type with a round disk that has two screws holding it in place or it will have a D shaft with a small screw in the center of it. In either case only turn the disc or screw a fraction of a turn at a time and no more than a quarter turn either direction.
Continue to turn the disc or screw a fraction of a turn each time until you see the burner come back on. If you reach that quarter of a turn point and the burner does not come back on, the thermostat is defective and must be replaced. If the burner comes back on, watch the temperature of the oven and if it gets to within 5 or 10° of the preset temperature, you are good to go. It may take several tries to get it properly calibrated.
If you still can not get it calibrated within the temperature range, you need to replace the thermostat. All thermostats are preset from the factory and should not require calibration when installed. If you find that the new thermostat does require calibrating, follow the previous instructions.
Number three is also a thermostat problem. Follow the same procedure to calibrate as you did for the oven not getting to temperature. Again, if you can’t get it to calibrate, replace it and the oven should heat to the correct temperature.
Number four is a common problem after a new thermostat has been installed. All the thermostats have a capillary tube with a bulb attached to the end of it. This is the part that senses the temperature in the oven. The bulb is attached to clips inside the oven. If the bulb is not put back in the same place, i.e. it’s just stuck in the oven cavity and left hanging, then the thermostat will run “wild,” meaning the oven cooks unevenly.
What Other Types of Equipment Does Boer Brothers Service?
Powered Braziers, Charcoal & Wood burning Broilers, Conveyor Broilers, Electric Broilers, Gas Broilers, Infrared Broilers, Booster Heater, Braising Pans, Proofer, Cheese Melters, Cook & Hold Cabinets, Holding Cabinets, Bar Coolers, Beverage Coolers, Milk Coolers, Reach-in Coolers, Walk-in Coolers, Wine Coolers, Choppers, Coffee Machines, Coffee Brewer, Coffee Maker, Drop-in Warmers, Espresso Machines, Food Processors, Undercounter Freezers, Reach-in Freezers, Soft Ice Cream Freezers, Soft Serve Ice Cream Machines, Walk-in Freezers, Open/Countertop Fryers, Electric Fryers, Gas Fryers, Pressure Fryers, Glass Washers, Griddles, Grills, Charbroilers, Coffee Grinders, Meat Grinders, Ventilation Hoods, Hot Dog Grills, Hot Dog Rollers, HVAC Systems, Heat Lamps, Ice Machines, Steam Kettles, Mixers, Pizza Ovens, Warmers, Oil Filtration System, Ovens, Oil Filter Systems, Combi Ovens, Deck Ovens, Dutch Ovens, Roasting Ovens, Biscuit Ovens, Combination Ovens, Convection Ovens, Conveyor Ovens, Cook & Hold Ovens, Rotisserie Ovens, Woodburning Ovens, Braising Pans, Cook Chill Systems, Convection Oven Ranges, Heavy Duty Ranges, Heated Reach-ins, Reach-in Refrigerators, Walk-in Refrigerators, Rice Cookers, Roasters, Rotisseries, Warming Drawers, Salamanders, Salamander Broilers, Skillets, Tilting Skillets, Slicers, Slush Machines, Warmers & Soup Kettles, Steam Cookers, Convection Steamers, Countertop Steamers, Hot Dog Steamers, Pressure Steamers, Steamers, Warming Cabinets, Tray Conveyors, Toasters, Conveyor Toasters, Drawer Warmers, Tray Washers, Conveyer Dishwashers, Conveyor Dishmachines, Dishwashers, Dish Machines, Warewashers, Conveyor Warewashers, Cutters, Waffle Bakers, Bread Slicers, Waffle Irons, Flight Warewashers, Pot & Pan Warewashers, Pot washers, Disposal, Waste Compactors, Waste Disposals, Undercounter Warewashers, Single Tank Warewashers, Pulpers, Trash Compactors and many more!
What Brands Does Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling Service?
ALTO SHAAM, AMERICAN DISH MACHINE, AMERICAN RANGE CO, ANETS APW/WYOTT, BAKERS PRIDE, BELSHAW, BERKEL BEVERAGE AIR, BLODGETT, BLODGETT COMBI, BLOOMFIELD BROASTER, BUNN-O-MATIC BUS BOY, NEMCO, CARTER HOFFMAN, CECILWARE, CHAMPION, CLEVELAND, CONNOLLY COOKSHACK, CRATHCO, CRES-COR, CTX, CURTIS, CUTLER DEAN, DELFIELD, DORMONT, DOUGH PRO, DUKE DYNAMIC, EVERPURE, FISHER, FLEETWOOD FOOD WARMING, FRYMASTER GARLAND, GLASTENDER, GLOBE, GOLD METAL, GRINDMASTER, GROEN HAMILTON BEACH, HATCO, HARDT, HENNY PENNY, HICKORY, HOBART, HOLMAN, , HOSHIZAKI, ICE O MATIC, IMPERIAL, INSINKERATOR, JADE, JET SPRAY, KEATING, KNIGHT, LANG, LEGION, LE-JO, LINCOLN, LUCKS, MANITOWAC, MARKET FORGE, MEIKO, MERCO, MIDDLEBY MARSHALL , MOFFAT, MONTAGUE, MOYER, DIEBEL, NATIONAL CONVEYOR, NEICO, NUVU, PANASONIC, PAXTON, PERLICK, PITCO, RANDELL, RANKIN, DELUX, RATIONAL, SALVAJOR, SAVORY, SCOTSMAN, SECO, SERVER, SHARP, SILVER KING, SOUTHBEND, SOUTHERN PRIDE, STAR, T & S BRASS, TOASTMASTER, TRAULSEN, TRUE, TURBOCHEF, U.S. RANGE, UNIVEX, VICTORY, VOLRATH, VULCAN HART, WARING, WELLS, WINSTON, WITTCO, WOLF, and more
We Provide Commercial Kitchen Cooking Equipment Services the following Areas.
Raleigh and Surrounding Areas Providing Kitchen Cooking repair for Apex, Cary, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightsdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wendell, Willow Spring, Zebulon
In Durham County: Durham
In Orange County: Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough
In Chatham County: Pittsboro