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2011/09/16 10:07:07 (permalink)

oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer

i am going to start opening up in the mornings and selling breakfast items including biscuts....i am all electric either 220 or 110 is fine....any suggestions on an oven and how or why to go with either 220 or 110 for my needs?  obviously id like to keep the heat down as much as possible and have limited space preferably like to keep it under my counter top if at all possible
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/16 11:26:09 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
Were you planning on pre-made frozen biscuits or scratch biscuits?  A little toaster oven can bake frozen biscuits quickly.
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/16 11:32:43 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
biscuits for sandwich's ? if for things like biscuits and gravy i'd go with good frozen ones there not to bad.thawed..popped in the nuker smothered with gravy 
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/16 14:38:41 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
Both the 110v and 200v are going to cook at the same temperature. A 220 volt table top convection oven would be your best bet. You have enough room for two or three pans. An alternative is Sam’s Club carries a Pillsbury pre -cooked biscuit that actually taste OK. (Been told it’s the same biscuit McDonalds uses.) We heat them on our sandwich press.
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/16 16:48:08 (permalink)
If doing them from scratch a convection oven is the way to go. I was in corporate management with Hardees for several years, and that is what they used for their buttermilk biscuits. Imho they were the best with a good biscuit cook and gentle baking touch.
 
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/16 17:30:19 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
well i am thinking going the frozen premade ones  for smalle breakfast sandwiches and biscuts and gravy and thought i would just get an oven for some other things i wanted to make also...when you say 220 table top...can you suggest a brand or model...i dont mind spending the money if its well made and cooks evenly without giving off a ton of heat ...but then again i dont want to be spending 3000 either
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/16 19:47:43 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
i concur the pillsbury are not that bad.. but are really too small for a sandwich biscuit...
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/16 19:49:37 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
A good brand to look at would be Blodgett. Look for a good used one. Auctions, Craigslist, Sunday paper classifieds are good places to start looking.
 
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/17 01:23:24 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
right but i dont know the first thing about what size or brand to look for ...anyone have an opinion?
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/17 03:32:07 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
We have a110v countertop Sharp Carousel Convection/Microwave Oven that does a great job. You get the best of both worlds. Convection for Biscuits and microwave for other stuff or use both in combination.
http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeAppliances/MicrowaveOvens/R820BK.aspx
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/09/19 20:11:58
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/17 22:33:32 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
I agree with Foodbme about the combination unit.  Find one that will be big enough for your baking needs and then you get the benefits of the oven and the microwave in the space and power of only one of them.
 
There are many different models out there, you can check you local lowes/sears/homedepot for many different brands and sizes.
 
The convection would be good for baking the biscuits.
 
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/18 04:11:54 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
The home style combo unit looks great. Be sure to check with your health inspector before you buy. Just making sure it will be approved.
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/19 08:20:42 (permalink)
going to be calling the health dept toda
post edited by cicconepizza - 2011/09/19 08:26:01
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/22 15:41:09 (permalink)
cicconepizza I am not aloud to do PM'S yet, not enough posts for me. The home unit would do good for heating pre done or frozen biscuits. Just depends what you want for a finished product. Scratch biscuits can't be beat if your after a high quality product. If quanity warrents,  a small Blodgett oven is the way to go!
 
Scratch buttermilk biscuits are not that hard to make. They can be mixed by hand in a large bowl and rolled out with a rolling pin. We used buttermilk, flour, shortening, and a premixed biscuit kit. If I was to guess what was in the kit I would say it had salt, baking powder, and a little sugar to help with browning.
Also use some melted butter to brush the tops when they come out of a 425 degree oven. Cooking time is 12-15 mins, until brown.
The biggest mistake made is over working/ mixing the dough. Copy cat recipes can be had with instructions on the net.
 
Hope this helps, Mike.
post edited by mikejames533 - 2011/09/22 15:43:03
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/22 16:05:35 (permalink)
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The home unit would do good for heating pre done or frozen biscuits. Just depends what you want for a finished product. Scratch biscuits can't be beat if your after a high quality product.

The "Home unit" I mentioned does just fine and produces 15 or more good quality "Scratch" biscuits at one baking. Takes 15 minutes to bake a batch. If you need more than that for each batch then a larger oven would be needed. "Scratch" is the way to go but frozen works fine for sausage and gravy.
Blodgett's are nice but they're expensive.
Saw a used one for $900.00 on:
http://www.bakedeco.com/nav/search.asp
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/22 20:51:13 (permalink)
While Scratch is always better, an awesome sausage gravy will make up for less than perfect bisquits.I eat gravy on toast if I'm too lazy to make bisquits .Concentrate on the gravy.
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/09/23 16:10:13 (permalink)
You can get what is called a half size Blodgett oven used with I believe 5 racks in it for $500 or sometimes less at auctions. If you have to deliver large quanities this is the way to go imho.
 
I am sure Foodbme's idea of the sharp oven will work great. No disrespect was intended what so ever. If you can cook 15 biscuits in 15mins, lets say you could do 45 biscuits in one hour with the sharp. If that will keep up with your business then the sharp is the way to go.  If you need 75 biscuits every 15mins or 225 a hour then the blodgett would be a good choice.
 
Good luck with your biscuits and business,
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Re:oven for cooking biscuts in electric concession trailer 2011/10/02 00:28:03 (permalink)
you guys are awesome....trust me id love to make scratch biscuts but im limited on space and finding good help in the morning is hard since i work the trailer noon till 11  .... almost had a really great sharp on ebay for 1/6 of the price cause of a small dent but had technical errors .... so still keepig an eye out if anyone sees a deal
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