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Offline Kelemvor

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Oven Shape? round vs rectangular
« on: April 24, 2012, 02:08:27 PM »
Hi all,

I've been making pizza at home for a while now but I'm limited to my oven with a pizza stone or my grill.  I had the wacky idea of building a pizza oven, found this site a while back, and found out my idea wasn't so wacky. ;)  Or maybe it is but others are just as wacky as me...

Anyway, I've seen a lot of info on the standard round / igloo type of oven like the Pompeii but not much on other shapes.

I'm just looking for a comparison on things like build difficulty, time, end result of the pizza, etc.

For the rectangular design I found this website:

Watch the first video (DIY Fast Track) for a time lapse of how he build the oven.

It looks like this would be a ton easier to build than trying to build a standard round type like the Pompeii version which is here:

Since this is something brand new to me, I'm looking for something to make as more of an experiment.  I'm the kind of person that starts a job, gets it working, and then tends to never finish it off.  heh.  So the easier/faster it is to build, the more likely I will actually get it done.

Anyway, are there any pros and cons of one style vs another for backyard pizza making?


Offline Tscarborough

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Re: Oven Shape? round vs rectangular
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 08:10:04 AM »
The only thing wrong with the first oven is that the vent is flush with the roof and inside the cooking chamber.  Move it out front and make a proper vent and that is a very good design.  The round one is not that much harder to build if you use a form.