Having invested in a high-quality Alfa Pizza oven, it makes sense to do everything you can to protect that investment, to ensure you can enjoy the benefits of outdoor cooking for many years to come. Although the Allegro can be used all year round, you can prolong the life of your oven by purchasing a cover to keep it safe from the elements, when not in use.
Buying a cover that is tailor made for your particular make and model of oven will ensure the best possible fit and therefore the highest possible level of protection. This form-fitting cover is designed to fit your oven like a glove, keeping dead leaves, insects and other undesirable objects out of the cooking chamber and chimney at all times.
Although the Allegro is designed to be easy to move about, the high level of protection provided by this close-fitting cover makes it possible to store your oven outdoors all year round, reducing the time it takes for you to move it into position in order to start cooking.
This easy-to-clean cover is crafted from an innovative fabric that is soft enough to allow for easy fitting and removal, but fully waterproof and tough enough to deal with anything the weather can throw at it. Strong and secure, this cover will remain in place even in high winds, ensuring your oven is always fully protected.
Moisture is the enemy of all pizza ovens, as it can seep inside and make its way into the cooking chamber, then turn into steam when the oven is fired up. Over time, this steam can potentially damage the stone cooking surface. To prevent this from happening, the fabric used in this cover is not only waterproof but also breathable, to prevent the build up of harmful condensation when the oven is not in use.
Not using a cover on your oven means you'll have to carefully check for the presence of moisture before each use and ensure it is fully dried out before lighting a fire. With a cover in place, you won't have to worry about moisture so you'll be able to get on with the cooking more quickly.
With a cover in place, your oven is also fully protected from potentially harmful bird droppings, resins from nearby trees and even sea salt, if you live close to the coast. All of these can potentially damage the exterior surface of your oven, if they are not promptly removed. By contrast, the cover can simply be hosed clean and allowed to dry in the sun.
In addition, a UV coating in the fabric of the cover provides a high level of protection from sun damage, preventing the fading or bleaching of any components and ensuring your oven looks as good as the day you bought it, for many years to come. When it comes to choosing accessories to use with your Allegro oven, this top-quality cover should be high on your list.