April 15, 2020
The stone oven: versatile and mobile
A stone oven offers you many possibilities to prepare delicious dishes. But first, let's find out what exactly a stone oven actually is and how it gets its name.
Must a stone oven always be built of stone?
We say no. A stone baking oven may call itself a stone baking oven if its cooking surface consists of high-quality food-safe fireclay stone. What the dome of the stone oven looks like, whether it is round or square, whether it is made of stone as in the case of Valoriani stone ovens or stainless steel as in the case of Fontana stone ovens, is irrelevant. It's all about the cooking space.
Is there a stone oven kit?
But yes. The company Valoriani offers various stone oven kits. Wählbar are in the stone oven kits the size, that is, the diameter of the stone oven kit, and the shape. You can also buy a kit and integrate it into an outdoor kitchen, wall it as you wish or crate your own shapes with clay. All Valoriani kits are united by the food-safe fireclay top on which they bake and cook.
Are there mobile stone ovens?
Mobile stone ovens are available mainly from the traditional Italian company Fontana Forni. The lines Red Passion, Linea Red and brand new from the fair Linea Antracide are all classic mobile stone ovens. And also the Fontana bakery ovens meet the criteria of the stone oven or mobile stone oven. Valoriani Forni, also an Italian world market leader for wood baking, pizza baking and stone baking, offers its Baby model for restaurateurs with a mobile base. In our store you will find another dimension of mobile stone baking oven: we build you the oven of your choice as a custom design on an approved motor vehicle trailer, so that it is mobile use at street parties, birthdays or club parties.
How is a stone baking oven heated?
You can heat a stone oven with wood, gas and also electrically. The classic stone oven is fired directly with wood. It is also possible to install a gas burner. These two options are provided by the manufacturers Valoriani and Fontana for their residential and restaurant models. Izzo Forni, also in our range and THE market leader for electric stone ovens and electric stone ovens, offers only models for the catering industry.
What do you cook in a stone oven?
As the secondary name of a stone oven is usually "pizza oven", it is of course obvious that a pizza comes best from a real stone oven. Besides pizza, a stone oven can conjure up any number of other dishes. Antipasti, meat, lasagna, bread, ... - whatever your heart desires. Just note our table on cooking temperatures and nothing stands in the way of a culinary voyage of discovery.
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