A bake-off oven designed to bake bread normally produced in a deck oven is being marketed by JBS Master Baker (Market Deeping, Peterborough).

The gas-fired oven is part of the Spanish Kwik-co range from Salva. It features sole plates, which replicate the deck oven’s ability to produce crusty bread, rolls and baguettes, but in small batches. It can also be used for scratch or part-baking. The soles can be removed and product baked on conventional trays. A rapid temperature rise offers economy, and even baking is said to be a key feature.

Two sizes are available, with four and eight soles, and capacities from five up to 10 trays. Customers can choose the arrangement of hood, condenser, oven, prover and stand that best suit their business needs.