When entertaining guests at home, you usually do it outdoors. What better way to entertain guests than to serve oven baked pizza right in your yard? Ovens can either be gas-powered or wood-fired. Let us see the differences between the two ovens and determine which one will suit your needs best.
When outdoor ovens were introduced in the market, the wood-fired variety was all the rage back then. But when gas-powered ovens came on the scene, homeowners were divided on which was the better option. A wood fired pizza oven may be slower to build and heat up to the right temperature, but many people still prefer this type of oven because of the extra smoky taste and aroma that wood brings to the pizza. A good wood-fired oven is one that is built with insulation so that it does not take too much time in heating up. Cleaning it can also become quite a chore, as you have to scoop up the ashes manually, so it will be ready for use next time. The chimney should also be cleaned periodically to keep it in good condition.
When gas-powered ovens were developed, more and more people switched to them for being low maintenance, and the cooking time was shortened drastically. It heats up pretty quickly and pizza can be done in just a few minutes. You don’t need too much time to prep it for an outdoor picnic. Just a flip of a switch and it is ready for use. This type of oven can be readily connected to your existing gas line by a qualified professional. You can preheat your oven to 800 degrees in only 20 minutes, compared to a wood-fired oven which will require at least a couple of hours to achieve this temperature.
Which one is best?
Each type of oven has its own pros and cons, and if you live in a nicer climate, you’ll have to decide which one you will prefer for your outdoor picnics. Remember that it will be in use for years to come, and they don’t come cheap. It will set you back a few thousand pounds, so choosing the right one for your needs is crucial. You can read reviews online to help you in your decision making. If you are the type of person who has the patience for heating up a wood-fired oven and achieving that smoky flavour, then it is the one for you. But if you prefer quick and easy cooking, then the gas-powered one will suit you best.
Everybody loves pizza. Who can resist it? Whether cooked using a gas-powered oven or a wood-fired one, it will still be everybody’s favourite.