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Offline chef-marty

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Re: Alfa wood burning oven "4 Pizze"
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2013, 11:51:41 PM »
Both of these pizzas were baked in a $370 Blackstone oven for under 90 seconds (and a 20 minute pre-heat):

So then why are you guys so picky about your ovens? Why are you building and measuring and making drawings and posting critiques? With results like that, why buy anything else?



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Re: Alfa wood burning oven "4 Pizze"
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2013, 08:47:59 AM »
It isn't the oven, it is the heat.

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Re: Alfa wood burning oven "4 Pizze"
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2013, 09:51:52 AM »
It isn't the oven, it is the heat.

Sorry. That did not quite answer my question. Why go through the effort and expense of building an oven when you can get results (AKA The Heat) like that for under $400? Looks like the heat is there at a bargain price.

I can tell you my reasoning. First, all you can do is pizza in that tiny Blackstone oven and only one at a time. I enjoy the real wood experience. I need to be able to cook bread, some BBQ, Roasted Chickens at 600 degrees is so cool and other things.  I love the Italian look of my oven and it is the best compromise for me. Also, in comparison with having one built for me, it was not expensive. There are cheaper SS ovens but the size, mass and heavy duty construction is quite satisfying.  I just want others to know that the oven is not a joke. I know the prejudices here against it. And the prejudices seem to come from people who have little experience with them and assume that they are built like a toy.

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Re: Alfa wood burning oven "4 Pizze"
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2013, 10:11:02 AM »
I like that oven even less than yours, but for the same reason:  No mass.  It is a technical solution to a simple problem.

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Re: Alfa wood burning oven "4 Pizze"
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2013, 10:21:43 AM »
It is very nice to be able to fire the oven and cook pizza in 15 or 20 minutes, though.

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Re: Alfa wood burning oven "4 Pizze"
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2013, 09:41:25 PM »
I've had an alfa forno 5 for almost a year. Used it 21 times so far and have had some great pizzas and parties.  It's easy to clean heats up fast and has great Italian look. You do loose heat fairly fast and that is the only downside ,but that is remedied by adding wood. I don't know how to work with stainless or bricks, but I got $2500


 

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