I have an UUNI oven, which i stupidly bought before consulting this forum properly. I wish i could chuck it in and get a blackstone or something even better, but i don't haver the money as i am only 20 years old. When i'm older i hope to have a serious wood oven installed in my house, but for now i have to make do with trying to make uuni work. So far i have installed a 3/8inch steel plate into the bottom, and that has got my cooking time down to 2 minutes 10 seconds. But, i want my oven MUCH hotter than that, as i am trying to make Neapolitan pizza. The best Neapolitan pizza i've ever had was cooked in 35 seconds, and i would like to get my times down to a minute. In that vein, i have a few questions for the experienced members of this board:
What exactly is the difference between thermal mass and insulation?
More importantly, is it more insulation, or more thermal mass that i need to get the oven hotter?
I dont care about the oven staying hot for a long time, nor do i care about it taking a long time to heat up, i just want to get it to 450C and above, and get my pizza cooking in less time!
Can this be achieved without building a bigger fire? Will more insulation/thermal mass actually mean the oven gets hotter, or will it just mean a more even heat/the heat sticks around for longer?? Do i just need a bigger fire, or theoretically can i achieve a hotter oven with the same fire?
I was thinking of wrapping the thing in the non-toxic version of ceramic fibre blanket. Please let me know what you guys think of this idea and the above questions.