Are you wondering if it’s really worth investing in a pizza oven or can you cook anything in a brick oven?
Did you know that is just the start of what you can cook in a wood-fired pizza oven? There are so many different options and recipes available, both in terms of the style of cooking and the food you can create.
What Foods Can Be Cooked in a Pizza Oven?
The amazing thing about wood-fired pizza ovens is just how versatile they are. Just like with your regular oven in your kitchen, you can pretty much cook anything you like – all you need is the right tools and to find the right temperature.
Once you have got the hang of your outdoor pizza oven, you can cook foods such as:
- Roasted vegetables
- Baked or grilled fish
- Slow cooked meats
- Flamed ribeye steak
- Smoked and barbecued meats
- Jacket potatoes
- Freshly baked bread loaves
- Focaccia and flatbreads
- Side dishes such as shrimp, potato wedges, and baked feta
- Stews and casseroles
- Hot desserts
- In fact, you really can be as adventurous as you like!
Are You Unsure Why You Use A Brick Oven?
One of the main benefits of cooking with a brick oven is that it can reach higher temperatures than a conventional oven. This is due to the fact that bricks are excellent thermal conductors, meaning they can quickly and evenly distribute heat.
How Does A Wood-Fired Brick Oven Work?
After starting a fire in the oven, the dome chamber absorbs the heat until it becomes white hot (sometimes up to 800 Fahrenheit or more). At that point, the fire is either extinguished or left burning gently. The embers from the fire can be swept out before using the oven to cook. Once the oven is up to the correct temperature, the oven door is closed to contain the heat. After the heat has lessened a bit and evened itself throughout the oven, it’s ready to use. The heat that has been absorbed by the oven walls and floor now radiates from them.
What Materials Are Used To Build A Wood-Fired Brick Oven?
A wood-fired brick oven can be built from regular red clay bricks but the placement and design are key to a consistent temperature. They can also be built from a heat-resistant concrete mix or refractory fire bricks used in kilns. Ovens often have fancy trim or decorative brickwork as they are constructed by specially trained craftsmen, frequently trained in southern Italy. If the wood-fired brick oven is meant to cook pizza, the walls are thinner. Ovens meant for bread have thicker walls that hold the heat longer.
What Fuel Does A Wood-Fired Brick Oven Use?
As long as it isn’t coated with fire-retardant chemicals or paint, any type of wood can be used. Tree branches, waste wood, and old furniture also work well.
A wood-fired brick oven is a great tool for making pizzeria-quality pizza and meals of all kinds. However, it involves some expertise to monitor the temperature for optimal results, and get the perfect pizza you desire.
They all come with a standard finish. Which includes stucco, pebble rocks, random cut stones, and tiles. We also offer custom finishes to your specifications such as personalized engraving of your favorite pictures hand-painted by our artists on the exterior of the
Brick Ovens Construction Methods
As part of our Brick Ovens Construction Methods, we can also cast your desired words on the oven metal door. If you are in the market for a brick oven and do enough researches you will learn about the Biscotto di Sorrento, many companies that use something similar to the Biscotto di Sorrento will make a big deal about it, and also will charge you more money as an upgrade of the floor of the oven. Many of you would ask? What is the Biscotto di Sorrento? The Biscotti di Sorrento is a terracotta brick manufactured from clay that is only found in Italy in the region of Campania in the Sorrento area on the Amalfi coast. This clay is rich in natural minerals that will absorb, retain and release the heat uniformly; making your cooking process the most natural cooking experience you can get using a brick oven.
The difference between a Gappsi Biscotto di Sorrento and the competition is that many companies claim to use the only use to make the base on the oven,
Gappsi builds the entire oven, floor, walls, and dome with the same material. The Gappsi method of building brick ovens is a tradition that dates back over 300 years From one of the first producers of the Biscotto di Sorrento is still in business in Italy today after many generations.
What Makes Our Italian Brick Ovens Superior?
We construct Gappsi’s brick pizza ovens in Nassau & Suffolk County using a special clay. We get this clay from Sorrento, Italy, and mix it using a traditional mixer. This particular clay is rich in volcanic pumice and silicon. We place a wood mold on top of a platform and spread the clay in it by hand. It creates a spongy finished product, which allows the heat to spread evenly and slowly in the finished oven. Our clay bricks cannot be mass-produced since we pour them by hand for each new Italian outdoor brick oven.
Outdoor wood Fired Oven Ridge Long Island NY
This Sorrento oven was delivered to a Gappsi client in ridge New York. The Sorrento oven has a Uniquely shaped smoke stack built on the outside of the oven over the volcanic marble mantel. The Sorrento oven stands on a custom-built cart constructed of fine materials starting with the stainless steel base and door. The exterior of the oven is veneered with rustic-cut brown limestone. This oven was sealed with a clear natural stone sealer to make it watertight and water-repellent. Gappsi offers many styles of ovens including custom-size options. In addition, the oven can be fitted for gas, propane, or wood-fired, or we have a hybrid option as well.