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What to Look for When Buying a Pizza Oven

If you don’t know what you’re looking for in a pizza oven, you might find yourself pretty confused, pretty quickly. You’ve got to be slightly more aware of what to look for, rather than A) it’s made out of brick, B) it seems big enough, and C) it seems like a decent price. By the end of this post, you’re going to be an expert on looking for a great quality pizza oven that ticks all the boxes!

Brand reputation

All brands have a reputation. Toyota, for example, is known for being a reliable, affordable make of car which is one of the world’s most popular. The 1960s Soviet brand of automobile, Lada, on the other hand, had a reputation for making some of the most unreliable cars ever. Getting from A to B without breaking down was somewhat of a miracle. In terms of pizza ovens, you want to pick the Toyota equivalent and not the Lada of oven manufacturers. Choose a manufacturer that is known for their quality products.

Brick selection

We know what you’re thinking: aren’t all bricks the same? Aren’t they just… bricks? Actually, no – they’re not. Some bricks are far better at handling and retaining heat than others. Pizza ovens can produce hundreds of degrees of heat, so you can’t just go making a pizza oven out of any old red brick. The golden standard for fire bricks is a fire rating of 1500 degrees, which is more than enough for a regular pizza oven.


Getting the size right is another super important factor. You can’t go out and buy the biggest pizza oven if your outdoor area doesn’t allow for it. On the flip side of that, the only thing worse than buying a pizza oven that’s too big, is buying a pizza oven that’s too small! Imagine the hassle of hosting dinner for friends and family at your place, but you’ve got to cook the pizzas one at a time because that’s all your pizza oven can hold… not ideal!


What kind of pizza oven are you vibing with? There are a range of different styles of pizza oven to choose from these days, from the traditional, rustic ovens to the more contemporary ovens with stainless steel doors. Finding a style of pizza oven which complements the atmosphere of your home is essential. Choosing a pizza oven may seem like darn hard work at first. Sure, there are a lot of different elements to consider. But let’s make it easier for you, shall we? Talk to the team at the Wood Fired Co. They’re Australia’s best manufacturer of high-grade, premium quality pizza ovens – built to make the perfect pizza, each and every time. The Wood Fired Co. can ship their pizza ovens Australia- and New Zealand-wide, so just grab a quote from the team!

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