Decorative Touches for Your Alfresco Events This Holiday Season

Your indoor-outdoor area is gorgeous all year round. It takes the distinct style inside your home and extends it outdoors. It’s also a convenient entertainment space, allowing you the pleasure of hosting guests without the additional labour of having them inside the house itself. Plus, knowing they’ll be in one central area makes post-party clean-up so much easier.

This is an especially helpful option now that the holidays are coming. You’ll probably be hosting a lot, so consider sprucing up your alfresco area. If you don’t already have one, you could invest in an outdoor kitchen. Here at Sydney Heaters and …

The Pivot Stove Series in Focus

The Pivot Stove has been an integral part of the kitchen for over 160 years and Esse has been the leader of the pack since the beginning. The classic stylings make the Pivot Stove a welcome addition to any kitchen. They come in wood-fuelled and now there is an electric powered Pivot Stove on the market that is one of the top performers while being eco-friendly.

The looks of the Pivot Stove haven’t changed much over the years. Their stunning looks are matched by their functionality. It’s an oven, grill, and hotplate with plenty of room to cook your favourite dishes …

Tips for Choosing the Cosmetics of Your Pizza Oven Set-Up

Take your outdoor kitchen or entertainment area to the next level with an outdoor pizza oven and you will be cooking pizza to perfection to the delight of your friends and family. An outdoor pizza oven is a great addition to your outdoor kitchen and will broaden your repertoire of tasty treats.

Other than cooking pizza, your pizza oven should complement the aesthetics of your outdoor kitchen and at the same time have the functionality to prepare, cook, serve delectable pizza to your lucky dinner guests. The design of your pizza oven will always be secondary to its main …

Alfresco Dining Done Right this Summer

Summer is nearly here, and you know what that means! It’s time to enjoy the great outdoors and get the family and friends together for the quintessential Aussie BBQ. Outdoor cooking and dining in the backyard has progressed into somewhat of a fine art as people have started to take their alfresco dining a little more serious.
Serving up succulent steaks and gourmet food is only one aspect of the dining experience, although it may be the most important one. There are other things to consider when it comes to alfresco dining. Atmosphere plays an important role in the dining experience …

Understanding the Difference Between A Gas Heater And A Gas Fireplace

This may seem like a stupid question – but a wise man once said that there are no stupid questions only stupid answers. Understanding the difference between a gas heater and a gas fireplace is like understanding the difference between apples and oranges. They are both pieces of fruit, yet are completely different in taste, appearance, texture and nutritional value.
A gas heater and a gas fireplace have similar jobs and that is to provide warmth. That being said, they are worlds apart when it comes to appearance and features. By the end of this post, you will …

Why you should service your wood heater every spring

It’s Spring and Spring cleaning time – we’ve heard of *that* time of year when you clean your house from top to bottom, but, did you know it’s also a great time to service your wood fire heater as well.
Your wood fire heater has worked hard all through winter for you, keeping you, and your family warm, and now it’s probably in need of a little tender loving care. During the warmer months when your wood fire heater isn’t being used it’s important to have the right maintenance carried out on it, so it’s all ready to …

Spring gardening tips for your alfresco area

When you live in tropical climes (like much of Australia), the difference between winter and spring isn’t always that drastic. In snowy countries, little buds and flowers poke through the snow when the birds start to sing, warming our hearts and promoting us to ignore the messy mud and slush. But in our temperate conditions, plants flower all year round, and while spring brings more sunshine, there’s not much difference in your plant life.
It really depends on your garden plant selection though. Different species release their fruits and flowers at different times. Some of these plants respond to the levels …

Greek style pastries to try in your wood-fired oven

To get an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven for your backyard is one of the best investments you can make not only in terms of being able to offer a relaxing alfresco area for your folks to hang out but to create delectable worldly cuisine at home. Here are two delicious Greek style pastry recipes for you to try out to give the high tea a Mediterranean twist.
Baklava
Best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this dessert is the perfect treat after a wood-fired meal.
Ingredients:1 packet filo pastry, 250g melted butter, 500g mixed walnuts and almonds, 1 …

Fireplace Decor Winter 2018 – Looking Back at The Highlights

2018 was one of the coldest winters in Australia for a very long time. 40 years in fact, and as everyone huddled around the fireplace at night time in their favourite pyjamas and sipping hot cocoa, at Sydney Heaters and Pizza Ovens, we were run off our feet supplying Australia with the means to keep warm.

Just as important as the fireplace is the fireplace décor. It helps transform your lounge room from an icy cold tundra to a cosy and warm place to congregate with friends and family.

In this post we take a look back at our …

Try These Bread Recipes in Your Wood Fire Oven

Basic Focaccia (with several flavour options below)
Ingredients:

600g plain flour (plus a bit extra for dusting)
2 tsp. instant yeast
570ml warm water
7 tbsp. olive oil (plus more for drizzling overtop)
1 tsp. coarse sea salt
1 small handful of rosemary sprigs

Method:

Heat your woodfire pizza oven until it’s sitting at a temperature of about 210°C.
While waiting for your oven to heat, add flour, yeast, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and salt into a bowl and mix. Once well incorporated, add half of the water and stir. Continue to add water, little by little, until dough begins to come together into a ball (you …