There is nothing quite like food cooked in a wood-fired oven, and not just pizzas! Wood burning ovens are great for baking bread, roasting, drying, smoking, tandoori, stews, beans, and soups.
Wood-fired ovens are much hotter than a regular domestic oven! Pizza is cooked at a very high temperature for about one and a half minutes. As the oven cools, other foods can be cooked in succession, such as the Butterflied chicken illustrated.
Beans and stews can follow on. The oven will hold it's heat for slow cooking for 24 hours or the heat can be maintained indefinitely with the addition of small amounts of firewood. It's not just that a wood-fired oven is energy efficient, the food really tastes better and there is no better way of cooking the turkey for Thanksgiving! Our wood-burning ovens are hand-built in the style of the traditional Tuscan pizza ovens, which is a round-domed oven with a firebrick hearth. Both the food and the fire are contained within the cavity of the dome.
The oven is built in-situ on a re-inforced concrete base using firebricks and modern refractory materials. The dome is totally sealed and insulated to achieve the very high temperatures and heat retention for long periods.
Finishing and style is a matter of personal choice. We can design a housing or finished look to fit with your overall garden landscape. It can be hidden behind a facade, if you prefer, or left bare for you to adorn as you wish.
To add to your enjoyment, we can complete your outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill, food preparation area and servery. Wiring can be incorporated for overhead and mood-lighting.
Your oven will be built to a high standard and gradually cured with several firings before it is handed over to you. We show you how to fire it up and test a few pizzas in the process.
Lewis Landscapes does everything from surveying your site to installing the oven and testing it to make sure it is safe and working properly. Our quote is for the basic oven, site preparation and installation. Finishing and landscaping are optional and additional to the basic quote.