August 25, 2020
Wood or gas? That is the question.
Here you can quickly and compactly learn about the advantages of the raw materials and then decide which one is right for you. In principle, almost all of our pizza oven models can be fired with wood and gas.
The wood firing:
Traditionally, pizza ovenand dome ovens fired with wood. The clocks in Italy tick differently when preparing and cooking food. The food, its preparation and conviviality enjoy a high value. If you are one of those people who like to take their time and take it easy, wood firing is ideal for you.
First, the fire is lit, then stoked, and the crackling and the smell spread. After about 40 minutes, the stove is at temperature and cooking can begin. And after the meal, the fire goes out, but the embers still give warmth and coziness, so that the evening can end. If you're making pizza, your oven will reach around 400 degrees, so you can bake bread after dinner in a second pass when you've cleared out the embers. The next morning, bake a yeast plait for breakfast with the residual heat.
Wood firing is the most primitive way to operate a pizza oven. It requires a bit of intuition to find the right amount of wood for the desired temperature or the right time to add individual logs. But with a little experience, it is easily accomplished.
The gas firing:
Faster, modern and effective is also the firing with gas. High-quality burners are factory-installed in Fontana and Valoriani pizza ovens and offer full power and, depending on the model, electronic control. At the push of a button, the flame is there, the oven heats up possibly according to a preset program in optimal time and after half an hour reaches a high temperature around 400 degrees. The prepared food is shot and cooked exactly as in the wood-burning oven. Cooking with a gas burner also requires a little practice. The flame at the beginning is there faster, so the heating time is shortened. After the meal, however, the oven is off.
For cooking and the temperature of the ovens, it is secondary which energy source is used. Other criteria are decisive for this:
Storage capacity for wood
Generally, the question of how much time the preparation of meals should occupy
If you have any questions about the individual stove models or about firing with gas and wood, we will be happy to answer them personally. Visit us in our showroom near Frankfurt am Main or call us at +49 6051 67777.
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