Pizza Ovens and Accessories
Sale Price: $71.00
When the Moon Hits Your Eye …
A real wood-fired pizza … that's amore. Like love, pizza is pretty much a universal language. A wood-fired pizza oven makes an incredible impression that your guests will crush on, and it's a beautiful centerpiece for any outdoor kitchen. The process of creating it is an old-school visceral cooking experience that turns out beautiful pizzas, artisanal breads, and more ... like the ones you're accustomed to getting at a restaurant whose name you can't pronounce. Whether you choose a permanent installation or mobile model for your personal pizza experience, there are a few things you should know before you start spinning dough.
Haute Cooking/Hot Cooking
The secret to the beautiful and unforgettable wood-fired pizzas is heat. A traditional model gets pretty hot, but a proper pizza oven uses convection and a small fire to get seriously scorching. Proper temperature can be between 550 and 650 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning pies only need to cook for 1-1/2 to 2/12 minutes. Sounds like a good way to make a black pizza, doesn't it? The secret is in the dome.
The domed design is the key to heat distribution. A small fire burns towards the back of the open area, flames licking the roof. The high heat is stored and spread by the dome itself, and it's ready for pizzas when the whole thing's evenly heated. It retains heat well, so you don't need a conflagration to keep things going. The floor stays cooler than the walls and roof, and its temperature can be further managed by moving coals around. This way, your crust stays crisp on the outside and soft in the middle while your ingredients get a flavor-exploding blast of heat.
Other Ways to Amaze
If you're not ready go full-on with a pizza oven in your backyard, there are more than a few ways to re-create that special taste using your existing outdoor grill or oven. A ceramic pizza stone usually goes on top of your grill grates to distribute heat evenly across a pizza crust. Instead of burnt lines you'll get beautiful uniform crust from edge to edge. The intrepid Italian chef will also uncover tons of accessories that upgrade your pizza to premium, like stainless steel or wood pizza peels, rocking cutters, kettle grill pizza conversion kits, and more. Any way you spell it, that's amore.
Outdoor Pizza Ovens
""There's just something about the smell of charcoal grills that makes an old fashioned guy like me go nuts. Looking to replace my older grill was a chore. Local shops didn't have the quality I expected. My daughter suggested I shop online, and I have to say your site was very useful. I was nervous at first, but talking to a real voice at customer service helped me relax. Delivery was prompt, and we grilled out that very evening to christen our newest toy. Thank you so much.""
-Mr. G.Y., Walla Walla, WA