Culinary Flavour: 3 Benefits of a Wood Pizza Oven

It is not surprising that wood fire pizza ovens are gaining in popularity. There are some wonderful advantages and benefits to cooking food this way. If you have never eaten food cooked in an outdoor pizza oven, you don’t know what you are missing!

If you have, you will have seen (and tasted) a big difference from how you normally would have eaten. Perhaps you were invited over to a friend’s place and you enjoyed the beautiful weather and food cooked in an outdoor pizza oven. It made such an impression that you want to get your own! Smart choice! Let’s look at some of the advantages of a wood fired pizza oven.

1. More Flavourful & Quicker

One thing about wood fired ovens you will absolutely love is the taste of the food. It is definitely more flavourful and this is mostly due to the speed at which you can cook the food. Cooking pizzas can take as little as a couple of minutes! In a conventional oven, it can take about twenty minutes. This makes a big difference if you have lots of guests and you are busy. The ovens can get to really high temperatures and the heat is distributed evenly when cooking pizzas so that it will be uniformly done all over.

The taste of the pizza is further enhanced by the burning wood, giving pizzas or any other food that smoky flavour. The best part is, you can change this taste by changing the type of wood you use. Crusts cook quickly and get nice and crispy.

2. Versatile & Healthy

Conventional methods of cooking take longer, unlike cooking in wood fire ovens which is much faster and because of this reason, there is more nutritional value. For example, raw vegetables used as toppings for the pizza will keep more of their minerals and vitamins, making it a much healthier option.

Of course, it is not just pizzas that can be cooked in a wood fire oven. You can cook many other foods and even do some baking, making it such a versatile item of your household. You can cook meats, bake breads or roast vegetables and it will all turn out perfectly! It will also add a unique flavour to whatever you cook that just cannot be replicated when cooked in traditional ways. Want a fast meal that will taste yummy? Well, pop in a casserole into the oven and before you know it, you’ll be enjoying it along with your excited guests!

3. Greener Lifestyle

Outdoor pizza ovens are a great way to save on energy costs, making them a welcome addition to your home. You don’t need to use gas or electricity but instead, you use wood to produce heat in order to cook your food. This saves money by reducing your utility costs and you end up using less energy which helps the environment.

These ovens give foods a unique smoky flavour which you can’t get on a normal kitchen stove. It’s also nice to cook food in an ancient way that hasn’t gone out of style, making it an enjoyable experience. Its popularity can only increase because at the end of the day, food not only tastes great but is much healthier which is the most important thing.

Kelly Young is a writer born and raised in Toronto. Proud of her simple and cozy life, a perfect evening for Kelly would be to snuggle up in bed with her cat and a well-written historic memoir.