You can cook almost anything you like in a traditional pizza oven, with the exception of cakes which requires a precise temperature control. There are a variety of pizza ovens and bread ovens available in the market. Few of the models are ideally suited for household purpose with space restrictions and others can be used at outdoor locations or as restaurant equipment and in pizzerias.
Pizzeria’s bake pizza in an oven with stone bricks above the heat source, an electric deck oven, a conveyor belt oven or, but more expensive pizzeria’s use a wood fire or coal fire brick pizza oven. On deck pizza ovens, the pizza can be slid into the oven and baked directly on the hot bricks or baked on a screen. When made at home, it can be baked on a pizza stone in a regular oven to reproduce the effect of a brick pizza oven. Another option is grilled pizza, in which the crust is baked directly on a barbecue grill. Greek pizza, like Chicago-style pizza, is baked in a pan rather than directly on the bricks of the pizza oven.
Brick pizza oven is an oven consisting of a baking chamber made of fireproof brick, concrete, stone, or clay. Brick pizza ovens have been with us since the dawn of civilization. Many decades ago before pizza existed these traditional brick ovens were used as bread ovens to bake bread.
The dome and base are made of special, heat-absorbing bricks which guarantee the incomparable taste and aroma of pizza. The Brick Oven can be tailored to individual needs or to space requirements for modern kitchens or restaurants.
Gas pizza ovens are generally made for household use and not as restaurant equipment. Gas pizza ovens are preferred as they are considered low maintenance when compared to the electric oven. They come in with a facility of self cleaning too.
Wood fire oven are of two types, black ovens and white ovens. A well-designed wood-fire oven offers many benefits over conventional pizza ovens. The biggest advantage comes from using high heat and a live flame inside the wood fire oven. But the same oven can also be used as a bread oven for hearth breads by cooking with no flame, just the retained heat that is stored deep in the clay dome. Wood fire oven is best suited for outdoors rather than restaurant equipment in pizzeria.
Clay oven’s handmade and assembled ones both are well suited to be used as pizza oven and bread oven. We can find huge clay ovens with brick base built in many big restaurants and small or big ones in gardens of various homes.
Other than specialized old and new varieties of oven these days’ compact electric pizza cookers are available in various designs and models. These pizza cookers are designed in such hassle free way that is easy to clean and store.
In many malls and public places we can find huge pizza machines that serve various popular varieties of pizzas. These pizza machines store the pizzas at below -4 degrees and when we punch the order it actually cooks the pizza and serves. Before storing in the machine these pizzas are baked in wood fire oven.
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