I just received my Pizzone - the largest of the Pizza Party ovens, and lit it up last evening to cook Stromboli. I had already broken it in with smaller fires. They turned out pretty well for using quick dough; pictures to follow.
I am terribly inept at anything that requires mechanical abilities so I am questioning my assembly process. Specifically, there are 8 bricks that fit into the oven which makes up the floor. They are Very tight, in fact they overlapped (the final bricks) by about 2-3 inches. I finally was able to pry them into place, fired it up slowly, and noticed there was a piece of material skirting the inside of the oven, right adjacent to the brick facing which the door bottom rests upon. It was quite charred after our first significant fire at 500 F and emitted a terrible odor. I am wondering if I missed a piece that should have been removed?? I can't see anywhere in the instructions that required it, and it looks as if it should remain as is, but I am unclear as to why it charred so much. Any input? Thanks in advance.