Direct Gas Fired Oven
What is a Direct Gas Fired Oven?
A direct gas fired oven (DGF oven) is a direct radiant baking unit. The energy source is placed inside the baking chamber and, depending on the fuel used, direct-fired ovens may use gas (e.g., natural gas, propane, butane, liquid petroleum gas), oil, or electricity. The heat transfer in a direct-fired oven is primarily carried out by radiation from the flames, electric resistances, and hot surfaces.1
- DGF ovens are mostly used for biscuit- and pizza-making.
- DGF is especially suitable for baking products that require high temperatures, above 300°C (572°F)
- DGF ovens may also be used for baking all types of crackers, cookies, and biscuits.
- DGF and electric-fired ovens both have similar heat transfer mechanisms.