Firing Your Oven
Our FlameRoll® Makes It Simple to Build 1,000°F Heat
Now that you’ve properly cured your wood-burning brick oven, you’re ready to fire it up and start enjoying the food and fun. We’ve designed our ovens to heat quicker and maintain that heat longer than the competition—the key to great wood-fired taste.
This is more than just heating an oven. It’s a process. An opportunity to slow down, build a fire just like they did thousands of years ago and create flavors that are only possible from authentic Old World-design ovens. Here’s how to begin.
- Always start with dry kindling placed 10 inches from the front of the oven. Never use chemicals or starter fluids.
- Once the fire is going, add small pieces of wood to build the fire. You want to raise the temperature slowly, so avoid building a huge fire that pours out of the mouth of the oven.
- After about 20 minutes, add large chunks of wood to the fire and start moving the fire to the back of the oven.
- You’ll notice the oven dome turning black. As the temperatures rise and more heat is stored in the dome, it will turn a whitish grey. When the entire dome is this color, your oven is fully fired to its hottest cooking temperature of 800°F-1,000°F.
We recommend that you take 45-60 minutes to heat up your oven to before you cook. On colder days, when the ambient temperatures are below 40°F, take a little longer to heat up your oven at a more gradual rate.
You'll quickly realize that tending your fire is one of the best parts of the entire cooking experience.