The oven floor is carved from a single slab of pure volcanic lava stone from the ancient flows of Mount Etna – no less. This wood fired oven has a huge 60 cm x 80 cm cooking surface area, to give you an idea of space it is capable of cooking up to 4 pizzas at a time. Despite its voluminous size and hefty weight of 110 KG, it is easy to manoeuvre. This makes the oven ideally suited to professionals, festival organisers, outside catering and events companies.
The twin wall thermally insulated stainless steel dome delivers heat fast whilst also being extremely fuel efficient. The insulation also ensures that the oven stays hotter for longer with slow cool downs. This is a particularly good feature when using this wood fired oven to cook foods at lower temperatures for long periods where a low ambient temperature over a long period is the order of the day.
Due to it’s much larger internal cavity the oven takes a little longer to heat up than our smaller ovens but with just a small quantity of wood the oven is able to reach 300°C in around 30 minutes.
Unlike ovens made of clay and various refractory materials our 100% stainless steel construction is NOT prone to cracking which invariably affects the performance on the oven. Stainless steel is the perfect choice for outdoor cooking where resistance to the weather is somewhat of a necessity.
The solid oven floor base is cut from natural volcanic lava rock, sourced directly from the ancient lava flows of Mount Etna. The volcanic stone is absolutely pure with zero traces of lead; It heats very quickly as you would expect but cools slowly for incredible fuel efficiency. The stone oven floor heats laterally across the whole surface area which ensures food is cooked evenly across the base, essential for pizza and breads that are in direct contact with the stone and integral to how the food cooks and tastes.
Lava rock is a natural resource with no risk of food contamination unlike man-made materials. If you have never cooked on volcanic lava rock whether it be meats, fish, vegetable or pizza – you will be amazed at the results!