What Tools Do You Need When Cooking in a Pizza Oven?

Are you ready to make your own pizza at home, using your newly purchased Italian pizza ovens? There’s nothing quite like the taste of freshly baked pizza, cooked in your own stone oven outside. However, to really make the most of this experience, you have to have the right equipment. Keep reading to ensure you are fully prepared for your cooking experience.

The Ash Stick and Floor Brush

These are necessary tools to get the oven ready for baking once the fire has been reduced to ash and embers. This is when the oven will be at its hottest and absorbing heat to release gradually as you cook.

The ash stick is used for moving the embers to the left or right side of the Italian pizza ovens. Wait for about 10 to 15 minutes and then sweep the oven floor with a brush that has natural bristles in a sideways direction to get rid of any remaining ash residue. Natural bristle is preferred over metal because they are easier on the floor and you don’t have to worry about a wayward bristle getting into your food because they are just going to burn away.

A Wood Peel

The wood peels are used for garnishing pizzas and then sliding them onto the hot oven floor. It’s smart to purchase a wood peel that is a minimum of 12 inches so it accommodates large pies. If you are new to using a wood pizza oven, it’s a good idea to use plenty of cornmeal to ensure your dough doesn’t stick to the peel.

If you are ready to cook using your Italian pizza ovens, it’s important to have the right tools and equipment. Being prepared helps ensure you achieve the desired results.

Additional information about cooking in Italian pizza ovens can be found by visiting the Fontana website.

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