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There are many different ways to make a pizza. You can buy one from a pizza shop, stick a frozen pizza in the oven, or even make a pizza in your conventional oven. However, nothing compares to the flavour of a pizza made in a wood-fired oven. Wood fired pizza ovens have been used for centuries, and for good reason! They make the perfect pizza. If you aren’t convinced about the wonders of these awesome ovens, below are just a few of the benefits of wood-fired pizza ovens:

Wood-fired pizza ovens are oftentimes advertised to cook only one thing- pizza. While they do make the best pizza around, they can also be used to cook a wide variety of dishes. From bread to casseroles, you can cook just about anything in a wood-fired oven!

Cook food quickly
Did you know that wood-fired pizza ovens can reach temperatures of up to 371 degrees? In addition, the refractory bricks used in wood-fired ovens help to absorb and retain heat. This means that a pizza can be cooked in just two to three minutes!

Enhance food flavour
Unlike cooking in a microwave or conventional oven, cooking food in a wood-fired oven helps to enhance its flavour. This is because the smoke soaks into the food and helps give it a delicious smoky flavour.

Keep food nutritious
The longer fruits and vegetables are cooked for, the more likely they are to lose their nutritional value. Over time, nutrients can be cooked out of food. However, because food cooks so fast in wood-fired ovens, food is able to retain its nutrients.

Energy efficient
Wood fired pizza ovens are quite possibly the most energy-efficient appliances. Unlike microwaves or conventional ovens, wood-fired ovens don’t require gas or electricity. This quality can also be useful during times of power outages or load-shedding.

Use multiple cooking methods
When cooking food in a wood-fired oven, three different cooking methods are used: convection, conduction, and radiant. These happen because of both the shape of the oven and the refractory bricks used at the base. However, it ultimately ensures that your food is cooked in the best way possible.

Don’t emit heat
Wood fired pizza ovens can be installed both indoors and outdoors. However, they are designed in such a way that heat is contained inside the oven. This helps to ensure that, if the wood-fired oven is installed inside, it won’t emit heat into the home like conventional ovens.

If you’re a pizza lover, then it’s time to invest in a high-quality wood-fired pizza oven. There’s no doubt about it – pizzas are best when made in a wood-fired oven. However, keep in mind that pizzas aren’t the only things that can be made in a wood-fired oven! Bread, desserts, and casseroles can all be cooked in a wood-fired oven, as well. The benefits of wood-fired pizza ovens are endless! At Eco Pizza Ovens, we are passionate about making affordable, high-quality and environmentally-friendly pizza ovens. Whether you want a small wood-fired pizza oven for your kitchen or a large one for outdoors, we can help. All of our ovens are custom-made and can be delivered anywhere in South Africa.

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