Wood Fired Ovens – “Celebrare La Vita – Mangia Bene”
“Celebrate Life….Eat Well!” There is no greater satisfaction than sharing delicious home cooked meals with family and friends. And there is no better place to enjoy your favorite foods than in the comfort of your own backyard and home. We at Forno Toscano take great pride in importing authentic Italian pizza ovens into the United States so that discerning consumers like you can enjoy the unsurpassed experience of enjoying delicious meals prepared in our outdoor pizza ovens.
Since the 18th Century when the residents of Naples, Italy began putting tomato on focaccia, (a type of oven-baked flat bread), pizza has become a popular meal made more enjoyable when it is shared with family and friends. Today, pizza recipes have evolved and have been perfected and the enduring popularity of this dish is attested by the fact that home pizza ovens have found their way into many households for those who desire to make their own homemade pizza pies. While choosing the right outdoor oven may seem like a daunting task, many consumers don’t realize that the type of Italian pizza oven greatly determines the quality of the crust as well as the flavor of the pizza that is cooked in it.
While there are many different types of residential pizza ovens available on the market—conveyor oven, deck oven, convection oven, revolving tray oven, cart oven and countertop oven—nothing offers authentic Italian flavor like the traditional wood burning oven. The preferred choice of pizzerias and gourmet chefs, wood burning pizza ovens use the heat of burning wood or coal and can generate a high temperature of up to one thousand degrees Fahrenheit.
A refractory dome, found at the top of a wood fired pizza oven, reflects and evenly distributes the heat within the cooking chamber to provide consistent temperatures on all surfaces. Even heat distribution is an optimal characteristic of any outdoor pizza oven as it can prevent potential hot or burned spots on your pizza crust or bread while imparting an old world smoky flavor that can only be achieved from an authentic wood fired oven. We at Forno Toscano offer traditional wood burning ovens that are imported directly from Italy where they are made with the same high quality standards and craftsmanship equivalent to those found in your favorite Italian restaurants.
For those who are new to using a pizza oven, you will be delighted to know that there is so much more that can be baked in an outdoor wood fired oven than just pizza! Roasts, breads, vegetables, casseroles, fowl, pies, cakes and pastries come out wonderfully baked in a pizza oven. Because our wood fired pizza ovens can consistently provide even, radiant cooking temperatures, baking breads and pizzas consistently come out crispy on the outside and tender and moist on the inside–a characteristic of an ideal pizza crust that simply can’t be replicated in a conventional oven. A conventional oven can’t generate the high temperatures that a wood pizza oven can, therefore the pizza dries out as you have to cook it longer. The best authentic style pizza is baked quickly at high heat in a brick oven and conventional ovens simply don’t get hot enough to properly bake pizzas. Another amazing thing about an outdoor wood burning pizza oven is that clean-up is fast and easy—the oven’s chamber burns away any residual flour or grease!
We at Forno Toscano import the best outdoor ovens and grills that are made of the finest materials and craftsmanship. The highest quality materials, such as durable cast iron, steel, and stainless steel, mean that professional and household chefs can enjoy baking in our outdoor kitchen appliances for a lifetime. In addition to offering an extensive array of aesthetically pleasing outdoor wood burning oven models, you will find many standard features such as interior lights, temperature gauges and cooking timers on most of our outside pizza ovens that make baking with our outdoor kitchen equipment efficient and convenient.
All of our outdoor wood fired ovens and grills are portable and range in size small enough to fit intimate outdoor spaces like balconies and terraces. Our potable wood fired pizza ovens are easy to use, heat up quickly and depend on only a fraction of fuel that a built-in outdoor brick pizza oven needs and they bake as well as any immobile outdoor brick oven. To add to the satisfaction of your baking and grilling experience, we supply a wide range of outdoor kitchen pizza oven accessories. We ship our mobile wood fired pizza ovens and grills throughout the United States.
We invite you to peruse the various wood burning pizza ovens, grills and accessories for sale on this site and if you have any questions or would like to discuss your outdoor kitchen ideas, we would love to hear from you!