|Wood Fired Ovens
|The hottest new appliance for the kitchen
or patio is the wood fired oven. These attractively
rustic ovens bake bread and pizzas with deliciously
crispy crusts. They also roast meats and
vegetables with a sweet, woody flavor. Long
a feature of old world European cooking,
wood fired ovens are becoming a must have,
especially in the increasingly popular outside
kitchen. These ovens are easy to install
and come in a variety of sizes in both on
site modular and preassembled models. When
decorated to match the appearance of your
home, a wood fired oven will become the focal
point of your kitchen or patio.
If you are thinking of purchasing
fired oven, consider the following:
- Assess the amount of space you have for your
oven. Wood fired ovens need more room than
other ovens because the interior needs to
be big enough for both the fire and the food
to sit side by side.
- Wood fired ovens can reach temperatures of
up to 900F degrees. They are so well insulated
that they provide even cooking temperatures
with low fuel consumption. The flavor of
the food is influenced by the type of wood
burned. Maple, oak and cherry are among those
woods typically used.
- Traditional Italian ovens are made from refractory
terra cotta from the Tuscan region. American
build ovens can be either terra cotta or
heavy gauge thick cast refractory metal.
- When making your plans, be sure to designate
a convenient place to store the wood fuel.
Wood fired ovens are not for microwave or
gas grill oriented cooks because the ovens
take time to heat to cooking temperatures.