Other than cooking your food over an open flame, nothing is more primal than a traditional wood-fired oven. Many cultures have been using wood-fired ovens for centuries. Not only do these ovens make your food taste great, cooking on these ovens is better for your health and for the environment.
The ancient Romans are responsible for creating the most famous wood-fired oven. These ovens are still present today in many homes across Italy. The ovens look like large chambers and they are often made of terracotta brick or stone. The ovens have an open area in the front to provide ventilation. The wood is fed into the front chamber and inside is a raised flat floor which is the cooking surface.
Wood-fired ovens are also used in the West, typically to cook wood-fired pizza. Pizza made in wood fired oven will take about two minutes and it is simple to cook a rust that is light and crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. You can cook more than just pizza in these ovens. They are also great for roasting meats and vegetables, braising dishes and casseroles, and making your favourite type of bread.
The General Manager of Mugnaini Imports, John Thess, is known for supplying oven supplies to the world’s most renowned chefs. According to Thess, a well designed wood-fired oven has many benefits that you cannot get from a conventional oven. One of the most significant advantages is that you can use high heat and a live flame right inside the oven. You can also use the oven with no flame if you want to cook bread. This can be done quickly because the heat that is retained is stored in the dome.
On average, a wood-fired oven ranges in temperature from 500 to 700 Fahrenheit. Because the heat is distributed evenly in a wood-fired oven, the food will taste much better. Also, the wood creates a smoke flavour in the food, which can not be replicated in a standard oven.
If you are planning to roast fruits or vegetable in a wood-fired oven, they will cook very quickly. Because they are cooked so fast, there won’t be time for many of the nutrients and antioxidants to be depleted during the cooking process the way they do with a conventional oven. Also, these ovens don’t require gas and electricity, making them very eco-friendly.
Depending on the amount of space that you have in your home, you could have a wood-fired oven installed inside. However, most homeowners have their ovens installed outside on the backyard patio. Before you think about buying and installing a wood-fired oven, you should check your city guidelines to see if they have any restrictions and regulations regarding the installation and use of wood-fired ovens.
These ovens tend to be expensive, however, if you have the money and space, they can be great. Not only will you be able to cook delicious meals, but the oven can also add beauty to your home.