Buying the right pizza oven can be one of the most important decisions you make for your business, everything depends on whether you choose a traditional wood burner, conventional gas or electrical deck oven. This choice can affect your cooking times, ease of operation, maintenance and ultimately the finished product.
Many modern restaurateurs and homeowners choose to opt for the wood burning pizza oven due to the traditionally visual look but is it a wise choice to make?
Wood burning ovens are usually built outdoors for al fresco dining but can also be used inside too; this can only be done with proper and safe installation which is time consuming, expensive and can be dangerous if not carried out correctly. Both these and gas oven also need to have effective insulation to ensure no heat escapes and they maintain their high temperatures. If correctly insulated the wood burning ovens will hold their high temperature, as will the element in an electric oven. Whereas if not insulated, gas ovens will lose their heat as soon as the gas supply is turned off.
This does make the gas option easier to clean; as the temperature reduces faster you will not have to wait as long to clean inside, however, once an electrical oven is cool it is similarly easy to clean and therefore maintain. Wood burning ovens are a lot more difficult to keep clean, as they are generally larger; the cooling time is a great deal longer and there is more mess produced from the burnt wood.
Electrical ovens are the easiest type of pizza oven to set up and with only a power source required you can begin using them immediately, whereas gas and wood burning ovens take longer to reach a cooking temperature. A further benefit for pizza chefs and bakers is the dry and even heat produced by the built in electrical element which keeps your bake crispy. Rather than the more humid environment provided by gas ovens and the constant rotation required by wood burning ovens.
All types of pizza oven are not just limited to baking pizzas; you are free to use them like you would a normal oven.
- Garlic bread
- Jacket potatoes
Overall the electric oven is more suited to those on a budget, looking for immediate set up oven that is easy to use and maintain.
The KuKoo Pizza Oven comes with two built in firebricks which give your pizzas and breads the stone baked look and taste, as well as 12 months warranty and FREE next day UK mainland delivery (excluding Scottish Highlands).