Uncover Great Benefits Of An Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven
On an average day across America, diners eat about 350 slices of pizza per second. Yet, if you’re a pizza lover, you may be tired of the mediocre pies big chains offer. Creating delicious, gourmet pizza is easy when you have an outdoor wood fired pizza oven. If you’ve been thinking of adding one to your backyard, give Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc. a call.
Benefits Of A Wood Fired Pizza Oven
Pizza ovens are increasingly popular additions to many outdoor kitchens. Here are our top 4 reasons for building one in your backyard:
1. Cooks Pizza Fast
Food cooks in a pizza using conduction, convection, and reflective heat allowing wood fired pizza ovens to attain heat of about 900 degrees. Anything you cook at this high-temperature cooks very quickly. Cooking at a high temperature also results in the best crust – crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Additionally, the longer you cook food, the greater the loss of key nutrients. With the quick cooking time of a pizza oven, you’ll benefit from more nutritional content.
2. Imparts A Distinctive, Smoky Flavor
When you cook over a fire, your food absorbs some smoke to give it a distinctive flavor. Cooking your pizza in an outdoor wood fired oven will impart this great flavor to your pie. Plus, you can subtly change the flavors by changing your firewood. For example, cherry or apple wood will give your food a sweet, fruity flavor.
3. You Can Cook More Than Pizza
Often, people think you can only cook pizza in this type of oven. However, your outdoor wood fired pizza oven is extremely versatile. You can cook meat, fish, vegetables, bread, and even desserts.
4. Add Value To Your Home
Improving your outdoor space continues to be a hot trend. Adding elements, like an outdoor oven attracts buyers. In fact, 46% of real estate agents ranked outdoor kitchens as homebuyers’ most-wanted outdoor features.
Options For An Outdoor Pizza Oven
You may think pizza ovens are pretty basic structures to build. However, you have different options and choices when designing your oven. As you start making selections, ask yourself two very important questions:
- How much time will I spend using my outdoor oven?
- What do I plan on cooking in my oven?
Determining the answers to these questions will help you design an oven perfect for your needs. For example, you have the option of either a gas or wood fired oven. While gas is more convenient, you can’t beat the smoky flavor of a wood burning one.
Additionally, the most popular design places the fire in the cooking chamber. However, you can also choose a design with the fire in a separate compartment.
Moreover, you can create a pizza oven in many different sizes. While large ovens can cook more pizza at one time, you’ll also need a longer heat-up time. Plus, you need to consider the size of your backyard and what size structure it can accommodate.
Not sure what’s the best design and size for your needs? Don’t worry! At Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc., we offer a free no obligation quote. Our experts will help you decide on the best options for you.
FAQs About Building An Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven
Are you ready to talk to someone about creating a unique outdoor pizza oven? Call Landscape Solutions & Design at 336-442-0160 to talk to one of our experts. For now, we’ve answered a few commonly asked questions.
How Much Will An Outdoor Pizza Oven Cost?
Like any landscaping project, so many variables affect the cost of building an outdoor pizza oven. You need to consider the size, materials, design, and preparation work. When we meet with you, we will examine your property and discuss your needs. Next, we’ll prepare a detailed estimate of all the costs associated with your project.
What’s The Best Type of Firewood To Use In My Oven?
Using the correct wood can determine the success of your pizza. Some wood burns hotter and gives food a pleasant flavor. A poor choice of wood can leave your pizza soggy with a bitter flavor.
Generally, you need to avoid burning plywood, particle board, pressure-treated wood, or anything that’s been painted or chemically treated. Additionally, make sure your wood has been properly seasoned or dried out for the best fire.
Typically, hardwoods like oak, maple, alder, ash, birch, or beech produce the heat you need. Moreover, using fruitwood will give your pizza an aromatic flavor. Since these woods don’t burn as hot as hardwood, it’s best to mix fruitwood with hardwood. You can opt for apple, almonds, cherry, hickory, pear, pecan, or plum.
Can You Design A Full Outdoor Kitchen With My Pizza Oven?
Yes! We can design the outdoor kitchen of your dreams as we are a full-service residential and commercial landscaping company. Since 2005, we’ve been helping homeowners turn their yards into a haven of relaxation and beauty.
Whether you need design, installation, or maintenance, Landscape Solutions & Design, Inc. has the solution you need:
- Lawn care
- Tree trimming
- Landscape lighting
- Outdoor kitchens
- Retaining wall
- And more!
If you’ve been thinking about building an outdoor wood fired pizza oven, now is the best time to begin! We’re currently offering $1,500 off with any $25,000 landscape project. You’ll need to hurry because this offer won’t last. Call us at 336-442-0160 to book your appointment.