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Wood fired pizza ovens make your kitchen looking stunning, upgrade your dinner parties, and make an absolutely delicious pizza.

However, some wood fired pizza ovens are better than others.

That’s why we put together a list of three features every perfect wood fired pizza oven should have.

The Right Shape and Dimensions

Wood fired pizza ovens cook pizza through a combination of the heat from the oven floor and the hot air above the pizza. 

The inside of the oven should be dome-shaped to encourage hot air to circulate around and above the pizza for even cooking.

You also want to make sure the size of your wood fire pizza oven is big enough to accommodate the size (and number) of the pizzas you plan to cook. This is typically at least 1.5 m (60”) in internal diameter.

This isn’t just limited to the inside of the oven. You want to make sure the mouth, or where you actually insert the pizza into the oven, is also big enough to suit your needs.

wood fired pizza oven

Before you invest in a wood fired pizza oven, make sure you find one that’s the right fit for you.

The Right Materials

While not necessarily exclusive to wood fired pizza ovens, they should be made of heat resistant material, also called “refractory” material, so as to be able to absorb, retain and rapidly change heat without breaking down.

The Right Heat Control

While there are several factors that can affect how quickly your wood fired pizza oven heats up, including what the oven is made of and the kind of wood you burn, it’s important to make sure your oven can heat up (and cool down) at a speed that suits your cooking needs.

Retaining heat

For predictable cooking (aka the perfect pizza every time), it’s important that your wood fired pizza oven be able to retain your desired heat over the course of cooking. 

Looking to get the perfect wood fired pizza oven for yourself? Hi-Tech Appliance sells, installs, and repairs the best wood fired pizza ovens in all of Boulder, CO.


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