Engineered with Wood Stone’s sophisticated materials, the Coal-Fired Fire Deck provides a unique connection to American history, while keeping up with the production demands of a modern commercial kitchen.
In 1905, New York City opened its first restaurant to feature a stone hearth oven – the restaurant was Lombardi’s, and the oven was heated by coal. Engineered with Wood Stone’s sophisticated materials, the Coal-Fired Fire Deck provides a unique connection to American history, while keeping up with the production demands of a modern commercial kitchen. With forced-air combustion and a radiant gas flame opposite the coal fire, the Fire Deck has been designed to achieve an excellent balance of top and bottom heat. An underfloor infrared burner assists in maintaining floor temperature and speeding heat-up. A large wide doorway provides spectacular views of the coal fire raging in the chamber, and allows easy access by the operator. Available in multiple sizes.
|Fire Deck 9660-CL
|Fire Deck 9690-CL
|Fire Deck 11260-CL
|Fire Deck 11275-CL
|Fire Deck 11290-CL
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This information is provided to assist in safe and functional installation of Wood Stone Coal-Fired Ovens. Above all, the oven must be installed in accordance with all relevant local and national codes, and in a manner acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction. We recommend our Fire Deck ovens be moved/installed using a forklift, pallet jack, temporary casters, or crane. Please visit our Oven Design & Installation page for additional details.Oven Design & Installation
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Our ovens are available in a number of custom finishes including custom color powder coat, stucco-ready and facade-ready.
The design of the Fire Deck oven lends itself to a number of facade possibilities. Use the link below to view instructions on how to facade a Wood Stone Fire Deck Series oven.
1. Direct-On-Oven Installation
2. Flat Wall w/Air-Cooled Viewing Window
Wood Stone’s Storage Box is constructed of stainless steel. It slides easily into the oven stand and is easily removable for service access. The installed box rests on the oven stand, and the face of the box is flush to the base of the stand.
Wood Stone offers a safe and attractive viewing window option for most of our ovens. The Air-Cooled Viewing Window (45.48″ W x 21.85″ H) incorporates a multi-layer design that helps to cool the outer glass surface. The viewing window assembly allows for the installation of a facade wall, by others, in a similar fashion to our other facade extension options. The durable and heat resistant ceramic-glass sections can be removed for cleaning. While the temperatures found on the outer surface will usually be safe enough to touch, we do recommend that the oven be installed in such a manner that the window is not located where it is within easy reach of curious customers. Also, it’s important to be aware that there is an approximate loss of 10-15% in production with adding the Air-Cooled Viewing Window. Note: This option is not recommended for ovens burning solid fuel due to potential sooting issues encountered on the glass with wood burning applications.
CAUTION: The Air-Cooled Viewing Window is designed to provide a window assembly that is much cooler than the oven internal temperature. However, be aware that when in operation, temperatures on the external glass and frame can range from 120 °F to nearly 200 °F. Surfaces above 140 °F can cause burns. A Wood Stone oven is a high temperature commercial appliance. Care should be taken when designing an installation utilizing a Viewing Window to minimize the opportunity for anyone to directly contact the Viewing Window glass or frame while the oven is in operation or hot. In many cases a barrier (by others) will be necessary to ensure a safe installation.
Wood Stone offers Double Door options on Fire Deck Series and Mountain Series ovens.
With the Double Door option, access is available from both the front and the rear of select Fire Deck ovens. Adding a second doorway can change the efficiency and production capacity of your oven. For more information, contact the Wood Stone Culinary Team. On Fire Deck 9660 and larger models, the second doorway can mirror the size of the “control door” (where the oven controls are located). Alternatively, a smaller 30″ second operational doorway is available to reduce heat loss.
The illustration on the left is a multiple doorway configuration for a number of Fire Deck Series ovens. The gray mantel represents the “control door” side, where the oven controls are located. The yellow mantel represents a vented, functioning doorway with mantel. The orange bars represent radiant burner positions for gas-fired configurations.
With multiple doorways, each must be vented in accordance with all relevant local and national codes, and in a manner acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
Add more beautiful visual flare to your Fire Deck oven with the optional Decorative Flame Burner.
Standard Fire Deck Series models are available in a variety of burner and fuel configurations. The standard unit has flame locations on one or both side ends of the unit, as well as a thermostatically controlled Underfloor IR burner beneath the oven deck. The Decorative Flame burner is located in the center rear of the oven, and adds a direct front-facing visual flame.
The Decorative Flame measures 20″ long and 5″ deep. For custom series Fire Decks equipped with a Decorative Flame Burner, the Decorative Flame turns on automatically when the oven controller is turned on.
Decorative Flames are available for all Fire Deck sizes and are available in natural gas and propane configurations. Note: Adding a Decorative Flame to an oven will slightly reduce available hearth capacity.
Make sure to add the Decorative Flame to your Fire Deck 6045 or 8645 at time of order as they must be fitted at the factory. Other Fire Deck models made after 2008 can be retrofitted in the field to include a Decorative Flame.
Note: We can also personalize your oven by creating a Custom Decorative Flame Guard. Contact us to learn more!
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The gas usage will vary greatly depending on your oven model, fuel type, usage, and even what you are cooking. However, as a reference point, a WS-MS-5-RFG-IR using natural gas rated at 188,000 BTU/hr (1.88therms/hr) with a temperature range of 550F-600F (285C-315C), with two hours of heat up time and four hours of cooking, might average around 675,000 BTU daily (6.75 therms/day or 1.125 therms/hr).
For more detailed information, check out the Average Gas Consumption page.
Countless blind taste tests have confirmed for us that there is little appreciable difference in flavor. In our opinion, it is open flame (of any kind) and the stone itself that create the wonderful flavor profiles that have long been associated with wood fire. However, the theater and marketing power of a live wood fire cannot be underestimated.
You can reach our service team 24/7 by calling 800.988.8103. During office hours, you can also reach us at 360.650.1111.
During the Warranty period, you must contact Wood Stone directly for service. We will arrange for service with one of our authorized service agents. After the warranty period, you are free to utilize whichever service agency you prefer.
Parts can be ordered directly from Wood Stone by calling 800.988.8103. You can also purchase service parts at PartsTown.
Wood Stone tools and accessories can be purchased from any of our authorized dealers. You can also purchase direct from the factory, via our shopify store or by calling us directly at 800.988.8103.
Wood Stone equipment is usually built to order. For a price quote or lead time estimate, please request a quote through a restaurant equipment dealer.
Wood Stone does not sell equipment directly to end users. Our products are available through restaurant equipment dealers. If you are not currently working with a dealer, please contact the Wood Stone factory representative closest to you, and they will introduce you to one. Call us at 800.988.8103 with questions.