Does anyone have an opinion or a recommendation for one brand. A review of the Baxter rotating mini-rack oven would be real helpful.
I would agree with bigbadpastry. There is really no need for that kind of response. We are here to ask questions and get advice. Why make someone feel stupid for asking a question?
Anyway, in my old bakery, I had a Picard 8 shelf rotating deck oven with the stone shelves. I was wonderful for everything I had to do. I sold the place a few years back and now looking at a new shop. The only oven in there is a Revent single rack oven. Though not ideal for bread, it should do a good job on everything I need. But I hear that they are not good for cake baking. Does anyone have any insight on this? I need to bake cake but don't want to buy an additional oven. The Revent is nice because the back panel is glass that faces the dining room. Nice view for the guest.
I have worked with all types of ovens in my time (deck, convection, and conventional) and I have to say that is really does come down to what type of 'pastries' you are wanting to make.
I find that people go all out and spend an awful lot of money on ovens only to realize they did not need to spend that extortionate amount as a good ol' conventional oven does the trick every time.
I know I know....everyone wants the latest and greatest...lol (this is just one opinion based on my years actually doing this not what I have read)
I wish you well on your new adventure and hope you find the right machine for you!!
Don't purchase a Baxter brand rack oven. They are poorly made, and customers across the US are quickly finding that out. Hobart knows Whole Foods, and many other large corporate customers are displeased with their products. They're a nice oven, when they work.... but most of the time they don't. Electrically/computer the oven is not stable, and lots of part failures for the oven too. Enjoy you're 1 year warranty, it won't last and will be expensive to repair thereafter.