The Clay Pizza Oven is supplied with:
- Components for platform:
- Cooking surface bricks
- Metal band (To hold the bricks in place see photograph alongside)
- Cement mix
- A wrought iron stand
- A door
- Pizza making tools (see our accessories section)
CHIMNEY HEIGHT:250 mm
CHIMNEY INSIDE DIAMETER FOR FLUE DIAMETER:130 mm
METAL BAND: 920 x 920 mm
HEIGHT FROM BASE OF OVEN TO TOP OF RIM ON WHICH CHIMNEY SITS: 410 mm
HEIGHT OF COOKING SURFACE BRICKS:50 mm (32 bricks required)
OUTSIDE DIAMETER – FRONT TO BACK:845 mm
OUTSIDE DIAMETER – LEFT TO RIGHT: 760 mm
INSIDE DIAMETER – FRONT TO BACK: 800 mm
INSIDE DIAMETER – LEFT TO RIGHT: 660 mm
MOUTH OF OVEN – HEIGHT: 230 mm
MOUTH OF OVEN – WIDTH: 350 mm
AREA OF PLATFORM REQUIRED FOR PIZZA OVEN: 950 mm x 950 mm
WEIGHT OF DOME ONLY APPROXIMATELY: 68 Kg
INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PIZZA OVENS
Failure to follow the installation and operating instructions may damage the pizza oven and void your warranty.
When you choose to install your pizza oven yourself please take note that it has already been cured.
- Place our metal band on to your existing surface once you have made sure the surface is smooth.
- Lay the bricks long ways on the surface inside the frame i.e. from the front to the back
- It is not necessary to grout between the cooking surface bricks or to cement them down.
- Caulk the lower edge of the dome to the cooking surface bricks outside with normal cement.
- Allow the cement to cure by keeping it wet for about 5 days.
- For the last step to RUN IN your pizza oven see below
How to RUN IN your pizza oven
Start with a small to medium fire in the middle of the oven and allow to burn for six hours.
How to make a fire in your oven
- There are many ways to make a fire and this is how we make ours.
- Once your oven is cured and RUN IN and ready for use, make a fire in the middle of the oven using kindling (small sticks).
- As the fire ignites add some bigger sticks. Then grow the fire by adding one small log at a time and, when burning well, add the bigger logs.
- Use DRY, easy to burn lightweight wood when getting your fire started.
- If dense wood is used at this stage, it will tend to smoke and overwhelm your exhaust system
- Once it has well and truly caught fire the smoking virtually stops.
- Then push the burning logs to the back and continue to add wood.
- When the oven is hot enough you can begin to cook.
- Keep adding 1 or 2 logs to maintain a good heat.
- Enjoy the learning curve in getting to know your pizza oven. Each time you work with it you will learn a bit more. o Remember to also experiment by cooking many other kinds of dishes!
Although your pizza oven is designed to handle severe heat, some small cracks will form during its lifespan due to tension being released and the normal heating and cooling process. There is no need for alarm. The performance or longevity of your oven will not be compromised.
Bluestone pizza ovens are individually handmade and there will always be minor variations in dimension and shades of colour. These differences do not constitute defects in materials, workmanship or the finished product.