Wood fired ovens have been around for centuries and are viewed as a traditional way of cooking to develop the best flavour into your food. The common misconception around wood fired ovens is that they can take a long time to get to temperature, this can be the case if you go down the brick/stone built route, the benefit is the heat retention is far longer than a stainless oven.
If you are time poor (like so many of us are these days) but want to experience quality wood fired cooking, a stainless steel oven is the modern alternative and can be ready to go in a little as 20 minutes. You can experiment with different wood types to get different flavours in your food or add some smoking chips to get that amazing smokey flavour. Wood fired ovens add an element of theatre and a point of difference to your outdoor cooking experience and your garden gatherings.
What can I cook in my wood fired oven?
With wood fired ovens, as long as your food fits inside the oven, it will cook it! Your imagination is your limit. Pizza is a given, it will produce some of the best pizza you will have ever eaten. When you open your mind to everything else, the possibilities are endless.
You can cook tasty roast meats, the crispiest roast potatoes and even yorkshire puddings. We sell an accessory called a tuscan grill that turns your wood fired oven into a BBQ for steaks, burgers, sausages and corn on the cob. Any good cast iron pan set can be used for stews, curries and lasagne al forno.
If you have a wood fired oven with air flow control, you can even hold the heat in the oven and slow cook for a number of hours to get amazing flavoursome pulled pork. Wood fired ovens can add different flavour to vegetarian dishes through the smokiness of the wood. It really is a cooking method for anyone!