You’ve eaten wood fired pizza many times, but did you know how a wood fired pizza oven works?
Wood fired pizza oven is at the top of the heap as it reaches a very high temperature and distributes heat evenly. The reason behind this even distribution is the source of the heat and the way of using the heat.
A wood fired pizza oven actually utilizes three types of heat in order to function properly and to produce perfect cooking results.
3 Types of Heat Pizza Ovens Used for Cooking:
Firstly, it uses conductive heat that is offered by the firebrick floor. Firebrick has a great ability to store high temperature and is an ideal surface for baking. You just need to put the pizza directly on the floor in order to bake. The heat that was stored in the floor will transfer to the pan. If you want you can also adjust the amount of heat by getting closer to the fire for high heat and moving away from the fire for low heat.
The second source of heat that helps the wood fired pizza oven to function properly is the radiant heat provided by the dome. The mechanism behind this is the energy of the fire that is absorbed by the refractory clay dome. This absorbed heat is radiated through the entire cooking chamber and this heat is the reason you can cook with or without a flame.
Convection flow heat
Third is the convection flow of heat which is created by the shape of the dome, placement of the fire and the nature of the flow. This convection flow of heat is more efficient in terms of heating and cooking.
In this case, the heat circulates inside the oven without being pulled out which ensures an incredibly balanced cooking chamber. So this is how the wood fired pizza oven gets heat and works.
These are the three ways through which wood fired pizza ovens get heated and if we take these ways into consideration while using it then we can use the wood fired oven effectively.