Brick ovens have been used quite extensively in olden times. When new technology came into being electric and gas stoves began to be used across the world and the brick ovens reduced in popularity. But nowadays old types of cooking devices, especially brick pizza ovens are witnessing a surge in popularity. A pizza that has been cooked in a brick pizza oven is extremely delicious and flavorful. You will not be able to get that kind of flavor and texture in any pizza that has been cooked in other types of ovens.
These ovens are available in the market today in a wide range of styles, colors, and design. There is no doubt that you will be able to find something which is really suitable for your requirements. Brick ovens are not to be used just in commercial kitchens, but you can also use them in your own home. A large number of homeowners are also buying brick ovens which they can install in their homes and cook delicious pizzas. When you have a brick oven in your home, not only can you cook excellent pizzas but it will also bring a certain appeal to your house. Vintage style ovens will bring an old world charm and will significantly improve your backyard.
Many companies manufacture ovens that can be used in your backyard. But if you want, you can even build your own oven. If you are inclined to building one on your own, obviously the first thing that you need would be bricks. You have to be really careful which type of bricks you are going to use to build the oven. You must definitely use only firebricks for this purpose because they have been built specifically for this purpose.
When you use firebricks, the biggest advantage you’ll find is that they will be able to retain the heat in the best possible manner. In a pizza oven, this is the most important thing that you need. In fact, it is the intense heat that makes sure that the pizza gets cooked in a way that the crust is very crispy and the inside is quite spongy and well cooked.
If you’re not using firebricks, the heat will not be retained and you will have to continue stoking the fire in order to get the heat to stay. With firebricks, your consumption of wood will also be on the lower side.