Pizza deck ovens feature stone shelves or decks on which the pizzas are directly placed to bake. They are the next best thing to a wood-fired oven.
- Best for: Pizza deck ovens are ideal for pizzerias that want to create a more authentic-tasting pizza without having to invest the time or money in purchasing and maintaining a brick oven.
- Cooking temperature. The stone decks should be between 400 and 700°F to properly cook the pizzas.
- Power type. This type of commercial pizza oven can use either gas or electricity to heat the stones.
- Cooking time. At 500°F, a single pizza will cook in six to eight minutes, depending on the crust thickness and toppings.