I started a bakery.
I started small and I am using a regular home oven.
The business has gone balistic (very happy) and the home oven is still doing fine but...
As you probably know, I can only bake one layer of cookies at a time. Otherwise the top layer won't brown on the bottom and the bottom layer doesn't look baked on top. I currently bake 2 sheets at a time (side-by-side). I tried one on top of the other but didn't like the result.
I could cut my baking time in half if I buy a second oven and I plan to do so in the next couple of months.
The decision I have to make is...
Do I just buy a 2nd regular home oven (~$400) and cut my baking time from 6 hrs down to 3 hours and still bake only one layer at a time?
Is a convection oven (~$1200) worth the price? Meaning can I bake multiple layers of cookies in a convection oven? I do like the idea of cutting my electricity use in half but I have never used one so I don't know if I can bake 4 sheets at once (2 on top and 2 on bottom) and all 4 turn out baked top and bottom. I also don't have the option of trying one out b4 I buy one.
Can anyone tell me, first hand, about convection ovens... especially about baking multiple layers?