Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our comprehensive FAQ section, designed to help you get the most out of your new pizza oven. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner, here you'll find answers to all your questions about using, maintaining, and enjoying your gas or wood pizza oven. Dive in to enhance your pizza-making journey and ensure every slice is cooked to perfection!
What is the difference between a gas and wood pizza oven?
Gas ovens offer convenience and control, while wood ovens provide a traditional smoky flavour.
How long does it take to preheat the oven?
Preheating times vary, but typically, it takes about 10-30 minutes.
What temperatures can these ovens reach?
Most pizza ovens can reach temperatures between 400-500°C (752-932°F).
How do I regulate the temperature in a wood-fired oven?
Control the temperature by adjusting the wood quantity and airflow.
Can I cook other foods in a pizza oven?
Absolutely! You can cook a variety of foods like bread, meats, and vegetables.
How do I clean and maintain my pizza oven?
Regularly remove ash (if wood fired) and food debris, and periodically wipe down with warm water and a cloth before lighting.
Do I need a special pizza peel for these ovens?
Yes, a long-handled peel is recommended for safety and ease of use. Our Bamboo peel is also a great idea for serving the pizza!
What safety precautions should I take?
Only use outdoors, keep flammable materials away, and ensure good ventilation.
How do I light a wood-fired pizza oven?
Start with newspaper and a few pellets of wood, gradually adding addional pellets as the fire grows.
Can I use any type of wood in my wood-fired oven?
Use natural hardwood pellets like Irish oak or ash for the best heat and minimal smoke.
How do I achieve the perfect pizza crust?
Use a high-temperature for a crispy crust and ensure even heat distribution. Also try giving the pizza a quick turn halfway through cooking
What is the best way to place a pizza in the oven?
Use the included metal peel to slide the pizza onto the oven floor, quickly but gently. Be sure not to let the pizza sit on the peel for too long before putting in the oven as it may cause it to stick.
How do I know when my pizza is done?
Look for a golden-brown crust and bubbling cheese, usually within 1-3 minutes.
Can I install a pizza oven indoors?
No, our pizza ovens are for outdoor use only.
Where can I find recipes for wood or gas pizza ovens?
There are many online resources, cookbooks, and forums dedicated to pizza oven recipes. Be sure to check out blog for some of our favorites.