Your pizza oven is the heart of your restaurant, and buying the right one can be the difference between success and failure. Should you buy new or used? Or….is there a choice in between? It’s one of the most important decisions you can make in your restaurant, and this guide will help you make the best decision.
If you won’t settle for anything but your favorite oven, you have to have it right now, and you have recurring paranoid nightmares about your pizza oven dying in the middle of Saturday night’s rush, then you might need to buy new.
Some restaurant owners (you KNOW who you are!) have the belief that they are doing something that has never been done in pizza history, and that their pizza dream will never survive unless they buy the MangiaArtisan 3000XL UltraRadiant Induction/Convection Oven with LavaRoxxx Technology. (A hint: if you read the name of that incredibly fictional oven and were so instantly captivated that you googled it to find out where you could buy one, you are exactly who we’re talking about! Also, you should get some professional help—you’re maybe a *little* too obsessed with pizza, if that’s possible.) There’s no doubt that every restaurant is different, especially yours, and of course you want an oven that will give you an advantage over the competition. Buying new gives you an almost baffling array of ovens to choose from, maybe even one that’s as special as your pizza.
What’s that? You’re two weeks from opening, and forgot to order your pizza oven? It happens. You were agonizing over your sauce recipe and which font to use on the menu, and maybe neglected the slightly more important detail of ordering an oven. Relax. Take a deep breath. You don’t have enough time to scout for the right deal on a remanufactured oven, but we can get you a new oven, delivered and set up, with time to spare. With one phone call to the friendly folks at pizzaovens.com, you can get the right oven ordered, shipped, and installed. And you can get back to obsessing over the details!
The restaurant is packed, there are a dozen tickets backed up on the line, phones are ringing off the hook, and the… CONVEYOR. STOPS. MOVING. It’s the middle of Saturday night rush, and your oven is down. It’s your worst nightmare. (OK, maybe your second worst. That one where the restaurant reviewer and health inspector are both struck with a nasty case of salmonella from your BBQ Chicken Pizza is pretty bad, too.) As unlikely as that scenario is, it strikes unimaginable fear in the hearts of many restaurant owners. And really, a remanufactured oven will be exactly as reliable as a new one. But if you just can’t handle the thought of settling for anything less than that factory-fresh new-oven smell , and the extra peace of mind that comes with it, then pizzaovens.com is here for you, with a wide variety of new ovens. (We can even help you with better refrigerators and prep tables, to get rid of that salmonella nightmare!) .
For most restaurant owners, maximizing profit is the goal, and a constant battle. Every dollar saved on capital equipment, like ovens, is a dollar that can be invested in staff, advertising, or inventory. But whether it’s onions or ovens, the cheapest solution isn’t always the best. Here’s your roadmap through the world of pre-owned pizza ovens, from the sketchy neighborhood of online auction sites to the sometimes confusing difference between reconditioned and remanufactured units.
If you had to unload a problem child of a pizza oven, where would you go? (Let’s just pretend, for a minute, that you didn’t know that pizzaovens.com would buy your oven for cash, so that it could be remanufactured and have a happy new life.) The quickest, easiest, most anonymous way to ditch that junk would be an online auction site! That’s right, just take a picture from the side that DIDN’T get damaged in the fire, post it online, and some sucker somewhere will be the unfortunate new owner of that pile of parts. Warranty? What’s a warranty? You sold it as-is, brother, and you’re dancing all the way to the bank!
On the flip side of that transaction, there’s a buyer, with a pizzeria to run. You don’t want to be that buyer. You don’t even want to KNOW that poor buyer, unless he happens to be your new competitor. From ovens that cook unevenly, to conveyors that run for two hours before seizing up in the middle of the lunch rush, or electronics that have a mind of their own, as-is ovens can turn a kitchen into a disaster without warning.
Leaping above the shady world of buy-at-your-own-peril ovens, a reconditioned oven from a reputable dealer (like pizzaovens.com, of course!) will be inspected, have parts replaced as necessary, and come to you with a 30-day parts warranty. For just a little more than what you would have paid at an online auction, you can have something resembling peace of mind. If you’re a gambler or have a backup plan, this might be all the security you need.
We’re hoping that you plan to run your restaurant for more than 30 days. If that’s the case, a fully remanufactured oven from pizzaovens.com is the smart choice. Moving parts and electronics are all replaced, and then the oven is fully refurbished cosmetically. You’ll get the performance and appearance of a new oven, but you’ll save thousands and thousands of dollars. You’ll receive a six-month warranty on parts and labor (12 months on deck ovens!), and you can expect the same reliability as if you’d purchased the oven new. Beyond that, if you need a specific brand or model, the experts at pizzaovens.com can scour their network of sources to find the right oven, let their team of craftsmen remanufacture it, and get it delivered and installed for you.
You have a restaurant to run, and we’re here to make sure it runs well. Now that you know your way around new, used, reconditioned, and remanufactured ovens, give pizzaovens.com a call at (877) FOR-OVEN so that we can find the right one for you!