There is nothing quite like a perfectly cooked pizza and, with the range of pizza ovens available on the market today, you can make these perfect pizzas at home. With so many options to choose from, Junk Mail takes a closer look at these ovens helping you to choose the perfect pizza oven for sale for your home and even your business.
A masonry oven, or more commonly known as a traditional wood-fired pizza oven, is a baking chamber that is made out of a combination of clay, concrete, bricks and stone.
Masonry ovens, or stone ovens have been around for thousands of years and thanks to the unique style of cooking, have allowed for a host dishes to be perfected. Traditional ovens use firewood while more modern ones run on electricity or gas and are now associated with both pizza and bread making.
Want to learn more about this versatile piece of cooking equipment and why it’s perfect for both restaurant and home use? Read on to discover the many benefits and uses.
Pizza Ovens for Restaurant Use
There is a range of different types of pizza ovens available. Each one works differently and is bested suited for a different task but all cook pizzas to perfection.
Pizzerias, restaurants and those in the restaurant industry need a stronger and more industrial pizza oven than for home use. There are a host of options for small and large businesses.
Brick or Stone Pizza Ovens
Brick or stone ovens are the most traditional method for making pizza. These are the best ovens for restaurants looking for an original flair, as the fires are often fuelled by wood, and give the pizza a distinctive, smoky taste people have come to know and love.
Thanks to the dome shape, heat is reflected across all of the sides and makes for a unique, and traditional, cooking process. Temperatures normally range between 300 ºC and 535 ºC when cooking and due to its high heat; it’ll take about 5 minutes to cook the perfect pizza.
If you are looking for authentic pizza making methods then a brick or stone pizza oven for sale is the one for you.
Conveyer ovens are multi-purpose ovens that can be used to prepare a range of other dishes other than pizza. These are ideal for small restaurants looking to make the most from the equipment they have.
Conveyer ovens use a conveyer belt to pull the pizza through the chamber where the high heat cooks the pizza. Temperatures range between 200 ºC and 300º C when cooking and it’ll take about 5 minutes to cook the perfect pizza.
If you are looking for a multi-functional oven that allows you to cook pizza’s alongside a host of other dishes, then the conveyor oven is just for you.
The deck oven is a machine that contains a number of shelves and can be used to cook numerous pizzas at once. Pizzas are placed on shelves and cook on these shelves.
They are ideal for restaurants that want to create an authentic style pizza, without having to invest in a traditional brick pizza oven.
Deck ovens run on electricity or gas and the shelves heat up and cook the pizza through. Temperatures normally range between 200 ºC and 355 ºC when cooking and this means it’ll take about 7 minutes to cook the perfect pizza.
If you are looking for a piece of equipment that can cook a range of pizza at one time and has temperature measures that can be perfectly controlled and adjusted, the deck pizza oven for sale is for you.
Convection ovens are similar to their larger counterpart, the deck oven, but are smaller and allow restaurants to save on space, while getting a quality oven.
While similar to a deck oven in looks, and in the use of electricity or gas to run on, the similarities end there. A pizza convection oven uses fans to evenly spread the heat across the chamber to cook the pizza. Temperatures are normally around 250 ºC when cooking and this means it’ll take about 10 minutes to cook the perfect pizza.
While it may take longer than a deck oven, the convection heat allows for less electricity or gas to be used and helps reduce costs.
If you are looking for a pizza oven that can help reduce energy costs, cook a range of quality pizzas at one time and decrease the time spent cooking them, then the pizza convection oven is just for you.
Pizza Ovens for Home Use
As for home use, there is a range of different types of pizza ovens available, each ideal for a different need when cooking the perfect pizza.
You can choose from convection ovens, wood fired ovens and electric ovens, all of which are made specifically for home use.
Electric Countertop Pizza Ovens
Possibly the most practical and common pizza oven for the home is an electric countertop oven. These small, portable ovens are ideal when the mood strikes for a homemade pizza.
Some electric countertop ovens work like a microwave and others more like an oven in cooking the pizza. This means temperatures will vary but are normally around 200 ºC when cooking and take about 10-15 minutes for the perfect pizza.
Electric countertop pizza ovens are affordable and are ideal if you want an easy-to-use oven.
As with their more industrial counterparts, a convention oven for home use allows you to save on space but have a high quality oven. They run on electricity or gas and fans to evenly spread the heat across the chamber to cook the pizza.
Temperatures are also normally around 200 ºC when cooking and so it’ll take about 10-15 minutes to cook the perfect pizza in your home oven. They are easy to use and clean, making it ideal for a range of homes.
Brick or Stone Pizza Ovens
Along with their restaurant counterparts, brick or stone ovens remain the most traditional method for making pizza, either at a restaurant or home.
Due to the dome shape of the oven, heat is reflected across all of the sides and makes for unique, cooking methods. Across any kind of brick or stone oven, temperatures normally range between 300 ºC and 535 ºC. This means it takes about 5 minutes to cook the perfect pizza.
Brick or stone ovens can often be expensive to make and require a large area in which to stand.
However, if you are looking for the most authentic and traditional way to cook a pizza and have the space, this type of pizza oven for sale is your best bet.
A DIY Pizza Oven
Want to try your making your own brick or stone pizza oven at home? There are a host of DIY pizza oven tutorials and pizza oven plans online to help you build the ideal and most cost effective one for your needs.
To make your own oven you’ll need wood and bricks or stone. You’ll need to build the foundation for the oven out of these materials, which can go up to a few metres in height. From there you will need to use bricks to create the base of the oven.
Then you can move on to apply insulation for the base of the oven; cement is often used for this. Once all this is done, you can then add your dome and chimney, which is made by using bricks stacked in the shape of a dome, around the level surface. The final step is to add your door.
After a few weeks, once all of the materials have set, you can start using your very own oven and try your hand at every variety.
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