Is a Concrete Pizza Oven Right for You?

You’ve heard of brick pizza ovens, but do you know about concrete ovens? If you love to cook—especially outdoors—consider installing a concrete pizza oven in your backyard or on your restaurant’s outdoor patio. There are plenty of options to ensure you get the most delicious wood-fired pizza you’ve ever tasted. You don’t even need to leave the house. Simply call your local concrete contractor in Western NY, and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying great pizza (and an outdoor fireplace) in no time at all.

Why a pizza oven is a great feature

Whether you’re a residential cook or you own your own restaurant, wood-fired pizza is a popular treat. At home, your pizza oven can double as an outdoor fireplace, enabling your family and friends to enjoy the outdoors all year long. For restaurants, outdoor pizza ovens are a unique feature that allows your guests to watch how their food is made.

Here’s why you should consider installing your own pizza oven:

  • Hotter than a traditional oven: Baking a pizza in a traditional oven is rarely as effective as using a special pizza oven. Traditional ovens only get up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, on average. Pizza ovens, on the other hand, can quickly reach 700 to 900 degrees Fahrenheit. That gives the pizza the blistered crust and slightly smoky flavor that sets wood-fired pizza apart.
  • Faster, more flavorful food: Since pizza ovens get so hot, your food will cook a lot faster than it will in traditional ovens. In fact, your pizza will be ready to eat in about two minutes. It’s hard to beat that kind of convenience. Plus, since the heat is evenly distributed, your pizza will retain the same amount of “doneness” throughout. The crust will be crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, and you can change the type of wood in order to change the flavors.
  • Healthy and versatile cooking: One of the nicest parts of wood-fired pizza is that because it takes so little time to cook, your ingredients will retain much of their nutritional value. Raw vegetables (or fruit) retain their minerals and vitamins thanks to the brief cooking period. Plus, you’re not limited to pizza—consider baking breads or roasting meats and vegetables in your concrete pizza oven.
  • Save on utility costs: Gas and electricity costs are rising, so anytime you can save on utilities, you’ll benefit. Firewood and lighters are all you need to power your new concrete pizza oven.
  • Keep your family or guests entertained: Finally, don’t discount the entertainment value of having an outdoor concrete pizza oven at your home or restaurant. Many people enjoy watching the cooking process—and when it involves flames, so much the better.

If you’re considering an outdoor pizza oven, concrete is an inexpensive, versatile and completely customizable option for adding flair and utility to your space. Call Bri-Mic Construction, Inc. today to get started—we’re a concrete contractor and outdoor fireplace builder based in Western NY.