The garden that allows you to have a space large enough to also place an oven makes the space even more complete. Sometimes barbecues are designed to have a small oven in addition to the grill. The latter, although small in size, will be quite useful for cooking a tasty pizza. In any case, when you decide to place a wood-fired garden oven, the choice will be oriented either on a prefabricated model or on a custom-made model. There are built-in wood burning ovens for the garden, which have a structure similar to a classic oven and when they are completely built in the coating tends to give it a rather interesting look. Furthermore, in this case, the oven can be placed side by side with the brick barbecue.
The need that drives anyone to create a wood-fired garden oven is first of all the desire to savor dishes with a genuine taste, since it is undeniable to consider food cooked in a wood-burning oven as having a very different flavor from traditional cooking. First of all, special woods such as the olive tree are burned inside the wood-burning oven. The same combustion will give the food a unique flavor. Once the wood-burning oven is heated, it can be used for various reasons: to bake bread, pizza, and anything else you cook in a traditional oven.
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Going back to examining the various models of wood-fired garden ovens, beyond the prefabricated solution, which proves to be the best for those who want to immediately equip their green corner with an oven and use it immediately, we can also underline the importance which can have a custom-made wood-burning oven. It allows you to make it in the measures that best correspond to your needs, the larger the wood-burning oven, the greater its capacity.
To carry out this work, however, it is essential to have a minimum of knowledge because it requires time and skills that cannot be anyone’s. The base of the oven It is essential that the base of the oven is made accurately because it will have to support the entire weight of the structure. It will also be necessary to leave adequate space to insert the insulators. It will be necessary to make a small excavation larger than the size of the furnace, covering it with inert material for drainage. Libera is the choice for the use of the base material, you can use exposed bricks or concrete blocks, which will be subsequently plastered. The horizontal support surface must be made with great attention and care, moreover the insulating layer must be as thick as the intensity of heat that will be propagated inside the oven, to avoid heat dispersion. The wood-burning oven, once lit, is able to guarantee a rather high temperature for a long time. The heat is distributed evenly inside the structure and remains there for many hours.
However, this particular model requires a certain economic expenditure, while, if you want to have a cheaper oven but still make it according to your wishes, you can always choose a model made of clay. Using sand, clay and some refractory bricks, it will be possible in a short time to create a comfortable wood-burning oven which certainly, although less durable than a traditional oven, will still allow you to cook any type of food.
Prefabricated ovens essentially consist of two parts: the base and the oven. The base is open to also allow the storage of wood, the upper part, properly called the oven, has a small roof and a flue. Designed in such a way as to withstand the elements, the access area to the oven is closed by means of a door. These models are sold already made and ready to use, it will only be necessary to fix them to the ground. In addition, the wood-burning oven after lighting must be thoroughly cleaned from ashes and fire residues.
If you have to bake bread or pizza, you will also need to pass a damp cloth. To check that everything is fine during cooking, you can use the small sliding door located in the same lane as the door for closing. For the subsequent cooking it will be necessary to insert half of the quantity of wood previously used. Each food has different cooking times. If you want to cook all together, the oven must be opened to insert the pan with the new dish, otherwise too many openings would cause the dispersion of heat and the consequent lowering of the temperature.
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