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Pizza Ovens

Discussion in 'Camping & Campsites' started by Davenjo, 27 Oct 2016.

  1. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    @Walski and @Polzeylad - just seen your conversation on pizza ovens in the "where have you been thread.."; thought I'd move it over here to pick up rather than responding over there.

    You can't beat wood oven coked pizza! I built a wood oven in the garden a few years back which is great for parties but a bit of a faff to get going for just the 3 of us and has hardly been used over the last couple of years.

    For my birthday this year Jo bought me one of these that we have taken camping with us a couple of times - brilliant bit of kit for something a bit different camping:-
    Uuni 2S Wood Fired Pizza Oven With Stone Baking Board

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  2. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad California 204 4motion VIP Member T6 Legend

    Our friends parents have a lovely house near Bobbio in Northern Italy that came with a pizza oven.

    We spent a couple of hours getting it up to nearly 400 degrees (I think) then my friend opened the door to check the coals; out shot a huge flame and singed all his chest fur, eyebrows, eyelashes and part of his hair. Once I'd established he wasn't hurt, I then laughed so hard I think I almost ended up breaking ribs.

    Looks like a good set up @Dave Harris !
     
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  3. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    @Polzeylad that is the problem with our oven - the base is bedded down on loads of sand which gets sodden and then takes an age to dry out before the oven gets hot enough to cook on - 2 hours to get going when not used for a few months is not unusual. If doing again, I would do a proper job and build the dome into something.

    The little oven is ready within about 10 minutes from cold - have used it at home a couple of times already in preference to its big brother.
     
  4. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    .....just need to free up some space/weight in the van to fit it in ;-)
     
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  5. Walski

    Walski Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I love them, real great alternative to a BBQ. I've seen the Uuni one you've got @Dave Harris and might get one for next summer. What max size pizza does it take?
     
  6. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    The pizza peel you see in the photo comes with it (we bought a second to help prep another whilst one is cooking) and fits in the oven so you can go pretty much as big as the peel - need to be able to rotate it to cook evenly though. We prefer to have a couple (or more!) smaller ones each though and take it in turns choosing toppings, etc.
     
  7. Buggirl

    Buggirl Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I want both! Lol. I am pizza mad but limit to one a week!
     
  8. Gingercoastie

    Gingercoastie Ecowagon Ultimate Explorer VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I haven't used it yet but I got a pizza stone with my Cadac Safari chef, not sure how good it will be though.
     
  9. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I would be interested to see how you get on as we have considered getting one for our cadac - I've tried with similar in ovens before but they never get upto to high enough temperature.
     
  10. Gingercoastie

    Gingercoastie Ecowagon Ultimate Explorer VIP Member T6 Pro

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    If we get a nice day and I am not at work I will give it a go (though I will get some strange looks from the neighbours)
     
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  11. T6Chris

    T6Chris Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    I've got a RoccBox which has a wood burner and a gas burner and is portable. Tried both so far, the gas gets up to 450 degrees in about 20 minutes, the wood takes a little longer. Not sure if I can really taste the difference, but the wood burner is a bit more involving, just have to make stoking it part of the experience!

    Makes damn good pizzas either way, looks cool too...

    Here's the link Roccbox - Compact wood & gas pizza oven
     
  12. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I actually saw that after just after I'd got my Uuni - had I seen RoccBox first I think I would of gone for that instead for the dual fuel flexibility, plus if you use gas camping its a lot cleaner.
     
  13. DaveBos

    DaveBos Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Liking that.
     

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