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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have 3 different sizes of standard ovens, we do not customize the design. We can however customize the exterior finishing.
Our designs are suitable for home entertainment or small restaurants.
All ovens are made from high aluminate refractory materials.
- Al Fresco Magnifique – 880mm (W) x 770mm (d) x 600mm (h) and weighs 75kg
- Al Fresco Grande – 970mm (W) x 920mm (d) x 700mm (h) and weighs 120kg
- Al Fresco Festivo – 1100mm (W) x 1030mm (d) x 750mm (h) and weighs 150kg
All ovens can be used outdoors with a standard 800mm chimney or can be installed indoors with an extended stainless steel chimney.
The only precaution will be to have the chimney sealed and insulated properly where it is installed through the roof.
Only wood-fired ovens.
Approximately 45 min, but depends on the hardness of the wood.
Anything, from pizza to meat dishes, potjie, lasagne to baking your own bread.
Yes. 2 years.
Outside of oven can be repainted annually to maintain the finish.
Yes it is.
Ovens are sold and delivered as a complete unit and do not require installation unless it is being built inside with chimney extension. Special installations will be quoted upon request.
Yes, we provide instructions for use and recipes for the ovens. Also, maintenance is done on request.
Yes we do.
We have 3 different models of wood-burning pizza ovens to cater for all different needs and affordability. From entertaining family and friends at home to catering for guests at your lodge or small restaurant.
All oven sets come complete with a door, stainless steel chimney with choke valve and swivel rain cap. Stainless steel pizza lifter and a steel coal rake set is also included, everything you need to start baking your own delicious homemade wood-fired pizzas!
You can have the oven built indoors with an extended chimney or it can be used outside on either an existing base, or we also offer mobile stands for our wood-burning pizza ovens as an optional accessory. The Grande and Festivo models come standard with a built-in tempered glass thermometer.
Wood-fired ovens have a long legacy in the world of cooking and are about more than just perfect pizza. Almost any recipe can be adapted. Discover a multitude of dishes that you can create with this gourmet appliance while spending quality time with friends and loved ones.
It should only take three to four minutes in a wood-fired pizza oven because of the high temperatures. Our pizza ovens are designed so that the entire pizza gets the heat evenly and is cooked at a very high temperature, which doesn’t happen in an ordinary oven.
Italian pizza ovens are also called masonry ovens.
Wood-fired pizza tastes better because the high heat and woodsmoke add a unique flavour and texture. The bottom of the crust cooks very quickly, giving it a delicious flavour and promptly seals in the moisture from the sauce so the crust does not become soggy.
The best woods to burn in your pizza oven in South Africa are hardwoods such as leadwood, oak, alder, maple, and birch. However, with Al Fresco Pizza Ovens’ exceptional heat retention, our ovens use much less wood.
Yes, you can cook a store-bought pizza in your Al Fresco pizza oven. However, try to steer clear from using frozen pizzas as the excess steam might keep the crust from becoming crispy.
Pizza ovens are better than a regular ovens for cooking pizzas. Pizza ovens generate more heat than home ovens, and they have a stone deck, which holds that heat.
The most important factors when cooking your pizza in a pizza oven is temperature and time. Make sure your pizza oven reaches optimal heat and do not cook your pizza any longer than necessary.
- Roasted vegetables.
- Baked or grilled fish.
- Slow cooked meats.
- Flamed ribeye steak.
- Smoked and barbecued meats.
- Jacket potatoes.
- Freshly baked bread loaves.
- Focaccia and flatbreads.
Using your Al Fresco Pizza Ovens pizza peel, place your pizza on the oven floor, right next to the fire. Be sure to keep an eye on your pizza as it cooks. Your pizza is done when the cheese is melted, and the edges are golden brown.