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Offline Jayhak

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Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« on: February 12, 2019, 12:31:27 PM »
New House - Need an outdoor oven for Neapolitan pizza

Best option under $5,000?


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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 12:21:32 AM »
Hands down Forno Nardona. All ovens are hand crafted of tile and brick. No parts of the oven are cast!  They do an incredible job and you can really see the quality workmanship. BJ is a great guy who will help guide you down the path and he will
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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 01:44:48 PM »
Contact Antoine at  www.breadstoneovens.com
He is also a member here.

Also Simone on his PizzaParty line of ovens, also a member
« Last Edit: February 15, 2019, 12:24:29 AM by Jackitup »
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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 11:08:11 PM »
I have a pizza party and also a bread stone oven. I would recommend both

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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 09:13:41 AM »
I have had a Forno Nardona for years and no regrets.

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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 09:25:07 AM »
New House - Need an outdoor oven for Neapolitan pizza

Best option under $5,000?

some things to consider when making your decision:

gas vs wood or both
pizza vs bread vs other foods
types of pizza
# of pizzas @ 1 time
portable vs fixed
likelihood of you moving
weather
« Last Edit: February 15, 2019, 09:36:02 AM by nirc »

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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2019, 11:35:42 PM »
I have had a Forno Nardona for years and no regrets.
Just googled them. They look like they are done right.
I'd counsel that the 24 inch ovens are too small, but even those are designed right, just smaller than I'd go for.

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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 09:09:52 AM »
I have a pizza party and also a bread stone oven. I would recommend both

 ^^^ I have both also.

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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2019, 02:20:33 PM »
Just googled them. They look like they are done right.
I'd counsel that the 24 inch ovens are too small, but even those are designed right, just smaller than I'd go for.

We just sold our 24 x 24 oven and when it was new and empty it looked big enough, but when your fire and embers take away 8 inches or so you are left with very tight wiggle room to turn you pie.  You can make it work, we did for a couple years, and had some great pies, but now we have a significantly larger one and are really happy with the extra space and thermal stability.
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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2019, 08:19:43 AM »
Its a trade off on size. The smaller the oven the quicker the heat up time. Depends on how you want to use it. I have a 32inch and still only make one pizza at a time even though it could fit 2.

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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2019, 02:18:32 AM »
The smaller the oven the quicker the heat up time.
I've built 29.5", 33.5" and 36" ovens.
They all heat up about the same speed.
A bigger oven has room for a bigger fire, so it doesn't lag as much as you'd think.
A smaller oven will, however, use less fire wood to get hot.

I have a 32inch and still only make one pizza at a time even though it could fit 2.
Yes an oven may fit 2, but you still have to have room to work it. I only do one at a time, even in the the 36" oven.
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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2019, 03:49:30 PM »
Has anyone used Forno Venetzia? They have relatively large ovens at a decent price point

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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2019, 04:57:32 PM »
We  have had ours only since FEB 13 and cooked on it twice.  The design for the air flow is unique for a metal fabricated oven and it imitates a masonry oven very well.  This YouTube video shows this feature very well starting at about 1:20 seconds in.

What was not immediately obvious is that the glass door can be pushed flush against the face and it pretty much seals the air flow both in and out.  If you get one, watch the wood handle on the glass door.  It gets very hot.  I will be putting some aluminum foil between the glass and the wooden handle until I come up with a better idea.  The general construction is excellent.   I cannot see that they have anything substandard.
Our experience is limited so far but I think they are the best value out there.  If I was starting over again I'd go straight for this one. 

It replaced our Fontana Forni Margherita oven which was just too small for us.  Fontana make bigger models but they would have cost 50% more than the Bellagio500 with smaller inside dimensions, only 2 wheels and an open base and the deck height is lower so you have to stoop over to watch the progress.

We got the Bellagio 500 version with the enclosed base to keep wood dry.  We live on a hill so winds are an issue and this one is on 4 wheels that make it easy to move out of the wind.
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Re: Best Outdoor Wood Oven?
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