Often referred to as a stone pizza oven, a natural stone oven is one of the more common additions to backyards today. They’re great for pizza, bread, baked potatoes and so much more. If you thought they were just for pizza, here are 25 delicious recipes for if you decide to build a natural stone oven. There are many great tutorials online with step by step instructions, however, not all use natural stone. There are many benefits to cooking with natural stone ovens in addition to the great tasting pizza they make. Here are a few:
Higher Cooking Temperatures
Some foods are just better when cooked quickly at high temperatures, pizza and bread being the most well-known. Whole fish and baked potatoes are delicious when cooked at about 500 degrees. A natural stone oven can get to 1000 degrees and cook the food from all sides using radiant heat.
Keeps Heat Outdoors
Last year we were still seeing 90-degree temperatures well into October. No one wants to turn on their oven and heat up the house when it’s sweltering outside. With a pizza oven on your patio, you can enjoy fresh-baked bread, pizza and other things that you may not normally turn an oven on for in the summer and all year long.
Less Operating Expense
No matter what time of year, it costs less for you to burn 3-5 pieces of wood to get the heat you need in your pizza oven to cook whatever it is you are wanting to cook. Not only will you spend more on the electricity or gas required to heat your oven, keep it running, but you need to factor in cooling costs if you’re running the A/C.
You Can Cook the Entire Meal
Some people think about a pizza oven as a place to cook pizza and bread. However, you can cook an entire meal from appetizers to dessert. A natural stone oven is incredibly versatile.
If you’re considering a natural stone oven for your backyard and think you’ve found a plan you want to follow, come to The Rock Place. We’ll help you choose the right styles, size and amount of stone required for your project. You’re welcome to call us at (615) 459-9200 with questions or just come by 475 Wade Herrod Rd in Smyrna to see our many options.