Outdoor pizza oven: what for?

Ever thought about setting up an outdoor pizza oven right in your back garden? Ever thought about baking your own pizzas, breads an even meat in a wood fired pizza oven? The incomparable smoky flavor of wood cooked meals is surely a motivation. The perspective of long summer evenings in the garden with a few friends around a self-baked pizza is another.

As a matter of facts, an Outdoor pizza oven will basically replace your barbecue. With this in mind you shall remember a few things before building or buying your outdoor wood fired pizza oven: contrary to barbecues, wood-fired clay ovens can take up to 1 hour to get up to the right temperature, but once it has, you can bake a pizza in less than a minute.

Garden pizza oven

Garden pizza ovens are also particularly adapted for slow-roasting meats, as they gently release heat while cooling on a long period of time: a skilled baker with a good wood-fired clay oven can roast and cook meats overnight while the oven is in a cooling phase, giving meat this unique, tasteful and smoky flavor most of us have forgotten in this minute-baked, micro-wave and gas cooker era.

Outdoor wood fired pizza oven

Once your decision of having an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven in your garden or backyard, many subsequent questions will pop-out. For example: “Shall I build my own outdoor ovens from scratch or buy a pre-assembled one?”

Well the answer to that question depends of course on your situation, personal masonry kills and motivation. Some may be excited at the idea of building their own wood pizza oven from scratch, others will be afraid or bored by the idea. Those can choose to buy a pre-assembled wood fire pizza oven.

Pres-assembled wood fired pizza ovens are a good alternative for professionals or people not attracted by masonry stuff.

Those can be installed and set-up in a matter of hours, and are most of the time shipped in ready-to fire.
Many companies build and sell pre-assembled wood-fired pizza ovens: just pick one and order.