Why Drago?

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Made-to-measure multi-gas burner specifically for converting conventional ovens from wood to gas

Why Drago

Free yourself from the drudgery of wood and increase earnings – automatic refilling, no more soot, no need to clean the chimney, greater hourly output…

Still in doubt?

Can I install a gas burner in my wood-burning oven?

Of course! The various versions of Dragocan be installed in any brand and type of existing wood-burning oven.

Will a gas burner installation require a production stoppage?
Absolutely not. All you need to do is have the gas pipe brought to beneath the oven and make a hole in the baking floor of the oven where the burner can be installed on a closing day.
Will the taste of the pizza be different?

All our customers who are pizza chefs have confirmed that the taste is the same, but the baking is better because the baking floor temperature is even and it’s impossible to burn the pizza.

Will customers have misgivings?

Most of them won’t even notice anything, as Drago is the only burner with a wood-like flame and is invisible to prying eyes. On the other hand, very attentive – almost professional – customers will appreciate that the pizza is certainly better because it is baked evenly and never burnt, and also has no ash on the top, which we know is not healthy at all.

How long does it take to reach operating temperature?
On average just over an hour, from one day to the next.
Is there a saving compared to wood?

Definitely, from 15% to 40%.
Also, there are no expenses for cleaning the chimney or for pest control, and the room walls no longer get dirty. Any problems with the neighbours are also solved.

Will I have issues when working intensively at weekends?

Pizzerias that have already converted to gas report that when they used wood, after 70-80 pizzas, they had pizzas remaining white on the bottom and getting burnt on top. On the other hand, with our Drago, the first pizza is baked evenly, as is the last one of the evening, and the temperature of the floor remains constant. Please note that this feature is specific to our burner and that other burners on the market have huge issues keeping heat on the floor.

Is it complicated to use?

It is much easier than with wood. Drago does everything itself: turn on the switch on the control panel and it will manage the baking temperature setpoint automatically.

Can I use wood even with the burner fitted?

This is another advantage of Drago compared to other burners. Evenif you burn wood, it will not be damaged,it will not fill with ash and it will not become deformed, because it is the only burner fitted beneath the baking floor and protected by a thermal steel tube.

And what if I want to use only wood?
Drago allows for this option too. You will just need to fit the cap to completely isolate the baking floor from the burner body.
I have seen completely dark gas ovens and some even have a lamp to illuminate the baking floor. What about Drago?

Its flame is very bright, even brighter than a wood flame, because it is soft and highly radiating and reaches the centre of the oven dome, so its soft flames light all areas of the baking floor.

I have seen ovens with refractory floors that become incandescent above the burner. What about Drago?

Absolutely NOT! The Drago flame slides over the refractory floor and reaches the centre of the dome, without concentrating the heat in only one area, as there is no fan that pushes the air, making it similar to a blowtorch and treating the pizza like a piece of cast iron.

So…

Why should I buy a Drago rather than another burner on the market?

Because no company has the specific experience in burners for baking applications that Avanzini Bruciatori S.r.l. has gained by manufacturing and installing burners in bread ovens since 1960. Because the other burners are installed in heating boilers or in aluminium and iron smelting works and it is glaringly obvious that a flame for smelting metal is not the most suitable for baking pizzas.
BecauseDrago does not protrude into the baking floor and is hidden from view, whereas the others are all positioned above the baking floor with various tubular sections or torches, which can become deformed or clogged.
Because Drago can be isolated from the oven with a thermal steel cap that allows exclusive use with wood; the others cannot.
BecauseDrago is silent and works with the natural draught of the chimney, has no motors and fans that get clogged, make continuous noise and require frequent servicing to avoid stoppages.
Because the Drago D series for professional use is fully automatic and does everything itself. Other burners have a pilot flame that is lit manually with a piezoelectric lighter, just like a barbecue oven and, if the flame is accidentally extinguished, take over 25 seconds for gas shut-off, whereas Drago takes 3 seconds at the most. Drago is also the only burner that, in the event of poor combustion caused, for example, by a poor draught, shuts down to avoid possible hazards and warns the pizza chef that there is something wrong.
Because the flame created by Drago combines baking quality with low-cost operation – in fact, Avanzini Bruciatori S.r.l. guarantees that Drago is unbeatable in terms of performance, and is willing to carry out tests for consumption comparisons with any other brand and type of burners currently on the market.