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Offline Protoolskaiser

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What tools do I need to clean a neapolitan WFO?
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:43:11 AM »
Hello everyone,
I am building my own neapolitan WFO right now (http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=32618.0).
Since the oven has to cure the next two or three weeks I would like to get some essential tools for cleaning the oven together.
What would those are? Shuffle and brush? Tongs?
Cheers, Detlef.


Offline TXCraig1

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Re: What tools do I need to clean a neapolitan WFO?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 09:05:43 AM »
The one thing that is indispensable, IMO, is a brush: http://www.gimetalusa.com/shop/det-adjustablebrushbrassbristleshandle47_187_1_Brushes_.php
I like the small head (shown). This is all I use for moving the fire off to the side. I also have a light metal tube I use to quickly blow away any remaining fine ash.

The only other cleaning tool I use is a stainless shovel for removing ashes or coals: http://www.gimetalusa.com/shop/det-stainlesssteelshowelforasheshandle47_161_1_Wood%20burning%20ovens%20tools_.php
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Re: What tools do I need to clean a neapolitan WFO?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 01:38:31 PM »
I use a dampened Tampico brush occasionally. Most of the time I just slap the floor with the peel. 
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Re: What tools do I need to clean a neapolitan WFO?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 03:42:00 PM »
When cleaning the oven because it is round, you want to use a curved amber rake. Really gets in the corner and also helps moving around the embers / wood.
http://www.breadstoneovens.com/collections/cooking-tools/products/embers-rake

Yes, I am a vendor not pushing my product, it just works better, buy it from whom ever you want. I just want to make sure you get the right tool. The "T" shaped ember rakes I have found to not work as well.

Then a bristle wire brush like the one Craig suggested is good. Just make sure the head can be easily replaced.

You can rake the ember and ashed out of your oven or use a shovel.

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Offline Gosseni

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Re: What tools do I need to clean a neapolitan WFO?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 10:40:59 AM »
A brush. A dust pan. A coal bin. A damp cloth.

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Re: What tools do I need to clean a neapolitan WFO?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 12:51:01 PM »
utility Peel and a round brush is all I ever use
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