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Offline MaineLotus

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New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« on: March 24, 2015, 04:17:21 PM »
Last December we sold our home and have sorely missed the oven.  Here's the old oven, traditional and all brick:


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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 04:19:06 PM »
Our new house is contemporary, so we decided on a modern approach to the new oven.  It's almost done, flooring is the only thing left to wrap up.  Anxious for pizza!

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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 04:24:11 PM »
Both are just gorgeous!!!!
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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 05:17:32 PM »
Wow. Really, really nice. What kind of ovens are in there?

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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 05:38:55 PM »
Wow. Really, really nice. What kind of ovens are in there?

Thanks - first oven is conventional fire brick dome.  New oven is 304 stainless with fire brick floor - quick heatup and cool down.  Both ovens are insulated the same, thick layers of ceramic fiber.

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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 05:51:28 PM »
Last December we sold our home and have sorely missed the oven.  Here's the old oven, traditional and all brick:

Do you think the oven was a positive or negative to the buyer?


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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 06:09:41 PM »
A positive.  We'll never have another house without an indoor oven, it adds value and sells houses.

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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 06:10:09 PM »
Would have been a positive to me!  ;D
Pizza is not bread. Craig's Neapolitan Garage

Offline JohnnyQuest

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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 08:08:54 PM »
Looks awesome!  I would like to have something similar. However, I'd like it to be gas and have a turntable like a Blackstone.  Ever seen anything like that?


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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2015, 08:53:20 AM »
I've always been curious about building a woodfired oven indoors... do you mind sharing what a ball park figure of having this oven installed cost, and what brands you ended up going with? 

Beautiful ovens!


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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2015, 08:57:18 AM »
I fabricated the oven and did the install.  Around $800 in the oven & insulation.  The stainless tile is expensive, around $1,000.  Insulated stove pipe was already there.

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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2015, 09:21:07 AM »
MaineLotus, the installation of your new oven is even more beautiful than your last one. Have you been happy with the pizzas so far?  Is the steel oven a lot different than your brick one, baking-wise?  I like the quick heating and cooling aspect of it. Hope to see some photos of pizzas from that beauty! 

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Re: New pizza oven with a contemporary spin...
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2015, 07:26:22 PM »
First pizza in the oven tonight.  The yeast had been dormant since end of November, it smells ok, but didnt activate.  Ended up using store bought dough, which isn't nearly hydrated enough.  So not the best test of the oven.  Initial thoughts are good.  Up to temp in 30 minutes, floor was around 800 and dome 1000.  Used 1/3 the wood compared to the all brick oven.  Had to keep the fire roaring, no mass to maintain oven temps.  Overall better, but experience not as authentic.