Pizza ovens are the traditional way to cook great tasting pizza. A pizza oven is usually wood burning, which not only makes it efficient but also extremely economical and can produce great pizzas in the quickest time possible.
A pizza oven will usually be of a domed shape to create the best cooking environment, usually having a door at the front where the pizza can be slid into and often a chimney to let out the smoke. A pizza oven is often made of a heat-resistant concrete mix, but can also be made of clay adobe or refractory fire brick.
To use a pizza oven, a fire is normally built inside the oven itself. The fire is allowed to burn until it becomes white hot, so it heats up the walls of the pizza oven which can then let the heat out slowly throughout the cooking time. The domed vault shape is so efficient because it reflects heat back down to the oven floor, perfect for cooking crisp pizzas. Once the pizza oven has reached the optimum temperature, the fire is allowed to die down.
The temperature inside a pizza oven can reach 800F or 425C, the perfect temperature for cooking thin and crispy pizzas in as little as 90 seconds. It isn’t just pizzas that can be cooked in a pizza oven either once the temperature has reduced, any number of dishes can be cooked in the oven from bread and cakes to roasts and even soups, taking advantage of all the different temperature options that the pizza oven can create.
A lot of people may be wondering why a normal oven can’t just be used instead of a pizza oven. Well, it probably can be, but it won’t give the same results because a normal oven can’t usually reach the same high temperatures of a pizza oven that makes it so perfect for cooking pizza. Also, a traditional pizza oven is much more economical. It doesn’t use gas or electricity, and once the fire is lit it can keep the temperature all day, perfect for cooking all types of food and especially useful in a pizza restaurant setting.
Once set up, a pizza oven can be a great addition to any pizza restaurant and even to any home. It’s the perfect way for cooking pizza and any number of other dishes, and best of all a pizza oven is economical, easy to use and gives great results.
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