Wood fired ovens are traditionally made in Italy from terracotta. Volcanic materials are added to the terracotta to allow for temperatures of more than 538 degrees Celsius. These ovens are distinct from other ovens because they produce a one-of-a-kind flavour by allowing the char of the wood to penetrate the food.
If you are considering upgrading your outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven, you’re going to want to make the right choice for your lifestyle. Here are some tips for selecting the ideal wood fire oven to suit your needs.
How Many People Do You Plan to Serve?
Are you looking to serve your family and friends or do you need a large wood-fired oven that can cater to a whole restaurant? Remember, wood-fired pizzas can cook in about 90 seconds, so you may not need the largest oven anyway. Many of them can cook at least two to three 12 inch pizzas at a time.
Nevertheless, if you have a large family and love to entertain, our most popular residential oven is The Soprano. Measuring 1800cm in length and 1115cm in interior diameter, this medium sized oven can cater for up to 80 people, cooking 5 large pizzas. You could also change it up and cook 3 large pizzas and a large roasting tray, like a suckling pig or a lamb.
How Much Space Are You Working with?
Depending on where you plan to put the oven, you might need to consider size. For residential purposes, if you only have a smaller entertaining area, you can still feed a lot of people. Our smallest oven, The Sinatra, brings style and grace to your outdoor entertaining, cooking for up to 20 to 30 people! At one time, you can cook 2 large pizzas or 1 large pizza and a roasting tray. The Sinatra has an interior width of 800cm and an exterior length of 1350cm.
If you have a medium-to-large alfresco area to work with, then enjoy feeding up to 50 people, with 3 large pizzas or 2 large pizzas and a roasting tray at a time. The Pacino will accommodate a length of 1350cm and an exterior width of 1550cm.
Do You Plan to Cook Food Other Than Pizza?
Don’t forget that a wood-fired oven doesn’t have a ‘Pizza Only’ sign on it. In fact, you can make plenty of delicious meals and achieve a similar wood-charred taste. Our ovens are cast using modern industrial refractory material and a vibratory process that consolidates the refractory to a smooth, high-strength shell. This makes our wood fired ovens absolutely ideal for cooking a range of other foods, like that Sunday roast.
Contact European Wood Fired Pizza Ovens today for more information about our ovens. We deliver Australia-wide.