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With the abundance of fresh food in Australia and the trend towards health and wellness, more people are cooking at home. Sales of cookbooks skyrocket around Christmas, and it’s not hard to see why – gorgeous weather and free time over summer. Whilst cooking indoors is convenient, nothing beats cooking outside surrounded by family and friends. So take those cookbooks you got for Christmas and start cooking in a wood pizza oven because we’re all familiar with the traditional aussie BBQ, but now it’s time to take it up a notch. The visual and flavourful appeal of wood-fired pizza ovens, make them an affordable addition to your backyard – and they are sure to impress everybody (as well as being a good conversation starter). Pizza ovens have gone from once being something exclusive – and only available at speciality restaurants to now being accessible to homeowners – so that you can cook up some magic. As with any other purchase you want quality and low maintenance. So how do you choose your outdoor wood pizza oven? Here are some tips to get you started:


Availability of Space

Taking into consideration the amount of space you have is crucial. You don’t want to be that person who has the pizza oven delivered only to realise there’s not enough space. Ensuring you have enough space is also a safety issue – you must have room to manoeuvre around the oven. So measure everything and then measure again. If you have limited space consider a courtyard model which will fit a smaller backyard.


Do-It-Yourself Kit or Professional Installation

There are various models of pizza ovens available in kit form or you can have them installed for you. The traditional model pizza oven will require a slab base whereas a standalone model can be used several hours later. So, if your handy and keen to save some money, why not go ahead and install your pizza oven yourself. The satisfaction you will achieve is priceless.


Industry Expertise

Everybody seems to be selling pizza ovens these days. But, you want to purchase your pizza oven from an established retailer with many years in the industry. Excellent customer service will give you the peace of mind knowing that you have a quality product from a trusted business – many satisfied customers and business awards are things to look out for.


Features and Benefits

Understanding what you want to get out of your pizza oven can help you determine which model you should choose. Traditional, Wildfire and standalone models differ greatly. Traditional models allow for greater temperature control, meaning that you can cook other foods too like: baking bread, roasting meat, cooking vegetable and even baking cakes. Of course, the biggest benefit of cooking in a pizza oven is that cleanup is a breeze.


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