Why Build An Outdoor Pizza Oven?

Pizza ovenYou may be wondering why you might want to consider building an outdoor pizza oven if you are designing a kitchen area or even just a patio outside.  The answer is that if you love the taste of authentic, old-world cooking, there is virtually nothing that can provide you with the authentic taste you seek better than a pizza oven.

These types of ovens are unique in how they are built and the type of tastes that food cooked in them impart.  Although they can be built out of brick, concrete, clay or even cast iron, the key to a well-designed oven is to allow for cooking that maximizes the heat storage capacity inside the cooking area.  Doing so results in low fuel consumption while allowing for little to no fluctuations in temperatures, resulting in even cooking.

Of course, if you don’t love pizza, and specifically the taste of old world, authentic tasting pizza, then it’s likely not worthwhile for you to build a pizza oven in your own backyard.  The primary reason that most people build this type of oven is to create delicious homemade pizza that offers flavors that can’t be replicated simply by putting the dough, sauce, cheese and toppings in a conventional oven.  The high heat of these unique ovens can create a nice, crispy thin crust with a softer middle that is simply delicious.

You don’t have to relegate your family and friends, however, to just eating pizza every single day if you decide to build one of these authentic cooking ovens outside your home.  In fact, the quick, even cooking that occurs within a pizza oven lends itself well to a wide variety of dishes, from breads to main course dishes, appetizers, side dishes and even desserts.  The key is in knowing how to take advantage of the all around heat that is offered in this type of cooking vessel and understanding how to adjust recipes accordingly.

The other benefit that cooking in this type of oven offers is the taste that is imparted in the food cooked within it due to the use of natural wood.  As anyone who has ever tasted food cooked over various types of natural wood knows, the wood itself imparts a unique and delicious taste that can’t be easily replicated with conventional cooking methods simply by adding a few spices.

Aside from the delicious food that you can concoct if you have a pizza oven built in your backyard, the addition provides beauty and sophistication to a backyard landscape.  These ovens don’t simply offer a unique and effective means of cooking food but also create interesting and eye-catching focal points that can really set the stage for the entire exterior décor of your home.

For more information about having a pizza oven designed and built for you in NJ or Staten Island, contact Millenium Stoneworks at 732-519-1112 or 347-723-6990.

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