Outdoor brick pizza ovens are a great addition to any backyard. These ovens can cook a perfect pizza in less than five minutes and can be used to cook virtually any food you desire. There are some things you need to know about these ovens before you begin use.
1. It’s important to learn about the temperature in your oven. When your oven has a roaring fire inside, the cooking temperature can reach 700 degrees. This is fine for baking a pizza, but will quickly burn many other foods. Learn where to place foods on the oven surface to get a lower temperature, if desired. If you want to use a thermometer to gauge your oven’s temperature, be certain to purchase one designed for outdoor brick pizza ovens. Other thermometers are not designed for ovens with such high heat.
2. You can cook with no flame. Outdoor brick pizza ovens hold heat in particularly well. You can bake bread and cook many other foods when all the fire has gone out, using the heat remaining in the coals. The oven will stay hot for hours after the fire goes out.
3. Your outdoor brick pizza oven is very environmentally friendly. Since no electricity or gas is used, these ovens are very inexpensive to operate, as well. It is important, however, to check with your local authorities, since some areas restrict outdoor fires and ovens, due to fire hazards or pollution restrictions.
Cooking in an outdoor brick pizza oven can take some getting used to so that you can ensure you’re cooking foods at the right temperature and for the right amount of time. Once you’ve developed the right method, however, you’re sure to find cooking in an outdoor oven to be one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to prepare a meal.