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    Commercial ovens to AVOID

    We are looking to replace two double ovens.

    Presently have Vulcans that are 20+ years old. Any feed back on which to avoid or which ones to pick based on service history?

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    Are these stacked convection ovens? Gas or electric?

    If we’re talking stacked convection ovens you can’t get much better than a Blodgett DFG. You can’t get much worse than an Imperial. Or a Lang, those are also junk.


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    Stacked.... Gas. And thanks!

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    Blodgett DFG's for sure, but only with analog controls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBozo2315 View Post
    Blodgett DFG's for sure, but only with analog controls.
    Yes, very good point. And that goes for every brand oven. Hell, that goes for all kitchen equipment!!


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    The VC44GD Vulcan oven is awesome in my opinion, rarely has problems, worst I ever had over the last 5 years and they are on all day (I have 2 sets of stacked gas) is the igniter, the ignition cable and the on/off/cool switch for the unit.

    I know blodgett and Vulcan seem like brothers when you put em next to eachother but that style of oven is easy to work on. You can even pull the fan motor off and replace bearings in it.

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    No one likes Garland?
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    They aren’t bad IMO. When they were made in Freeland, PA they were high end, robust pieces of equipment. Now that they’re made in Canada, or is it Mexico, the quality just isn’t what it used to be. We can thank Welbilt for that b


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    Mine are all older models, so I'm not familiar with the newer versions. Mine are fairly trouble-free, since they're analog. About the only issues I have are dirty flame sensors.
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    My suggestion would be a Montague 2-115 A(G) . They are going to cost you but I think they are the best ones on the market today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EjBreeze View Post
    My suggestion would be a Montague 2-115 A(G) . They are going to cost you but I think they are the best ones on the market today.
    I have three digital stacked Montague gas convention ovens installed in 1999, for a total of 6 ovens. One of the boards took a dump about 4 years ago. No replacements, only analog conversion kits at $900 a pop. I stopped liking them at that time.
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    The Montague 2-115 A(G) has no PC boards unlike a Blodgett DFG 100, or Hobart, Wolf or Vulcan Convection oven which all use S/S temp controls and ignition. BTW which are the same oven just with a different sticker. The 2-115 A(G) uses just the old fashion FDO Thermostat and a Baso safety valve. The most used and reliable thermostat and pilot safety in history.

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    Blodgett is owned by the Middleby group while Hobart, Vulcan and Wolf are all owned by ITW. So they aren’t the same ovens with different stickers.

    I forgot about Montague products. They certainly make a quality oven. And broiler too.

    Are you saying Blodgett uses strictly solid state controls? If that’s true then that was foolish of them. At least give the customer an option.


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