Wood burning ovens remain the most popular type of pizza oven because of their authentic taste. It is common knowledge that food connoisseurs love authentic cooking experiences and the wood fired oven is perfect for imitating the Italian pizza making mastery.
While wood fired pizza ovens are renowned for their pizza making, outdoor cooking enthusiasts have found their talents expand to the production of a wide range of other culinary delights. Not only does these wood fired ovens add a great smoky taste to your foods, they are great at producing healthier meals. When grilling meat, the oven drains your joint of any grease and fat leaving you with a succulent taste. When roasting vegetables the quicker cooking process allows your veg to keep their nutrients and antioxidants – which are often drained when cooking in conventional ovens.
Wood burning ovens are an environmentally friendly and cheaper cooking alternative than conventional ovens. Their wood burning fuel uses less energy which is better for the environment but also great for your electricity or gas bill. Our range of Alfa Pizza ovens are powerful ovens capable of reaching high temperatures in a short space of time speeding up your cooking times.
An important point to consider when using wood in an outdoor oven is that it is essential for many reasons that only dry hardwood is used when firing your oven. If softwood or pines are used - it will smoke and the oven will not reach temperature. A hardwood of less than 20% moisture content will allow your oven to heat up correctly, offer more heat for a longer period and essentially burn almost smoke free - but still ensure your food has a lovely wood fired taste to it!
It is not difficult to use a wood fired outdoor oven - but it is very rewarding. The pleasure you will see when your family, friends and guest tuck into their first wood fired pizza - eaten within seconds of taking it out of your oven, is very special - it will be the talking point for the whole summer. You can also use your outdoor oven to heat up your outdoor area or create a romantic ambience when spending warm evenings in the garden with your partner. Log fires and fire pits have become increasingly popular in recent years and your outdoor wood fired oven can also be used for this purpose.