Having a Moment: Outdoor Ovens

May 20th, 2016

Outdoor ovens are having a real "moment" lately. From backyard barbeques to celebrity soirees, you're bound to see at least one outdoor oven at some point this summer. 

Along with their attractive display, outdoor ovens are appealing to the tastebuds too – with so many recipes for delicious homemade breads and gourmet pizzas, any house with an outdoor oven is sure to be the "go to" spot on warm summer nights! 

Wood-fired brick ovens and pizza ovens have been with us since early ancient civilization, reaching its modern form in ancient Rome. The ovens have gone through many changes over the years, but the original method of using them has essentially remained the same. The most recent change in brick pizza oven design, and possibly the most important in terms of their evolution, has been the use of modern refractory and insulating materials, allowing pizzas and breads to cook in around 45 minutes rather than the traditional 2-3 hours, thanks to improved heat-holding characteristics.  

If you're in the market for landscaping work this summer (or even if you're not!), consider adding an outdoor oven as a focal point to your entertaining space. Your friends and family will thank you and we promise you won't regret it. Just be sure to keep plenty of yeast on-hand for when company happens to be "in the neighborhood!" 

Not sure where to begin? Shop the full line of outdoor piza ovens here, choose a facing material, and don't forget the HeatStop mortar

*images via Pinterest.

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