Home Made Pizza Ovens


Home Made Pizza Ovens

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Stainless steel pizza tools 3 Replies

Hi :I am going to produce some stainless steel pizza tools, any interest ?Cheers,Dennisdiaden@ihug.co.nz17/1/2013.Continue

Started by Dian & Dennis Patterson. Last reply by Dian & Dennis Patterson Jan 19, 2013.

Fire Bricks

Hi ya,Anyone in Taranaki know of where you can get Fire Bricks?Cheers Continue

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Comment by Donna Mac Rae on October 16, 2012 at 4:32pm

Thanks Shar and Kay...I will see what the book says when it arrives and I have looked at traditional ovens website.  Its a fantastic aus site.  Would love to make one of his ones but i'm only renting so have to be realistic about leaving it behind.

I'm digging vege gardens so getting some gray clay along the way to use.  about a small barrow load so far.  So its a start....LOL

Comment by kay taylor on October 15, 2012 at 3:30pm

I should alson add that it is so hot that the pizza's take about 45 seconds to cook. : ).We all love it and lots of families come around all the time and their children love making their own pizza.I prepare the dough...they all roll and put toppings on.It is a very social night.

Comment by kay taylor on October 15, 2012 at 3:27pm

Our oven is a cob style and while it takes 2 hours to heat the amount of wood is minimalistic - we use manuka.We cook single pizzas,i.e one at a time.Once heated it maintains its heat really well.We push the fire to the back and sides and it will do up to 15 single pizza's.(Then if we need more we just pull the fire embers back to the middle and thow on another 2 pieces and clost the door and it very quickly comes back to heat.It has been known to still be warm the next morning.We have also cooked roasts and bread.

Comment by Shar (SWMBO) Thomson on October 15, 2012 at 10:05am

Donna, I've been reading up on this and found some info here http://www.traditionaloven.com/ You'll have to scroll down to almost the bottom. From everything I've read the time to heat depends on the size of the oven (the smaller the quicker it heats) The thicker the insulation the longer it holds the heat - I'm a bit confused by all the different styles but I think that the thinner insulation models are just for pizza and might heat quicker? I'm wanting to make one I can cook bread in as I bake bread almost daily so I think I'd need to make a thicker style and heat for longer?

You could try making one with just enough room for your pizza and hope it's quick to heat due to the small size?

Comment by Donna Mac Rae on October 14, 2012 at 6:24pm

does anyone have any ideas for more efficient cob style pizza ovens.  I have ordered Kiko Denzers books but then looking online it was suggested that they are very fuel inefficient taking maybe 2 plus hours to heat up-also i'm not that organised to plan 2-3 hours in advance.  Wondering if you could combine a rocket stove or some other technology to make it heat up more efficiently. 

Comment by Shar (SWMBO) Thomson on October 6, 2012 at 12:16pm

Where would you get clay from assuming that you can't just dig the stuff up in your garden? We have a clay pan about 2 spade lengths under the topsoil, but I don't think it's a very strong clay and I'm pretty sure it won't work for building a clay oven, so is there a low cost alternative? we're in south waikato so some place local would be idea.

Comment by Lynn on April 6, 2012 at 8:12am

Darn, wish I could come! Have a great time guys, and please post photos

Comment by Robyn Guyton on April 6, 2012 at 4:40am

We are holding a workshop in Southland building a cob pizza oven from scratch.  Sunday 15th April See www.sces.org.nz for more information.

Comment by Ally Rogers on August 14, 2011 at 1:14pm

just saw this earthbuilding workshop advertised and thought it might be helpful as it includes building a pizza oven



Comment by paul stewart on July 28, 2011 at 10:36am
put opn a blog post a pizza oven i have just finished with photos if anyone interested

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