What Is a Commercial Wood Fired Pizza Oven?

by | Jan 6, 2022 | Wood Stove Shop

When it comes to pizza, enthusiasts know what they like. For many, the only pizza worth considering is made in a commercial wood fired pizza oven. Yet, the average person may have only the remotest idea of what a wood-fired pizza oven is.

The Wood Fired Pizza Oven

It should be no surprise to anyone that a wood-fired pizza oven utilizes wood to cook a pizza. However, how many envision it and the reality are often quite different. An oven using wood does not actually use the wood to cook the pizza. Instead, it does two things:

1.It heats up the brick
2.It heats the walls, tiles and dome of the oven to white-hot

Both of these actions trap the heat in the oven. The heat within the commercial wood fired pizza oven continues to rise until it attains extremely high temperatures. The process does not occur quickly. It does not take seconds but hours for it to reach the heat required to cook a pizza in mere minutes. It will retain these interior high temperatures for days.

After making it possible for the oven to reach the desired degrees, the wood is no longer necessary. Depending upon the oven type, it may be pushed to the back or removed from the oven altogether.

Why Not Install a Wood-Fired Pizza Oven?

A commercial wood fired pizza oven is an important investment. It increases the potential value of your business. Talk to producers and suppliers about whether this is the direction you want your business to go in.

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