If you want to make great tasting pizzas, you need something hotter than standard ovens and specially made for cooking pizzas. However, when you buy an oven, you can get a gas-powered model or wood burning pizza oven. Which is the right choice for you? Let’s explore some of your options to see.
How Gas Ovens Work
A Gas oven uses natural gas or propane for heating. By using burners designed to deliver heat, they offer smooth and effective heating. However, it takes a lot of gas to get an oven up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit to cook a pizza properly.
How a Wood Burning Pizza Oven Works
Wood cooking appliances have a long history. In fact, it goes back to the days when early man built fire pits for cooking meat. The process has developed over thousands of years and today’s technology has refined wood cooking to an art.
Some people may think that wood-fired ovens can’t deliver even heat like gas ovens. However, this is not always the case. High-quality wood ovens have specially made heat exchangers which heat evenly, and the best wood ovens are highly efficient because they use insulated chambers to keep heat in. In fact, they burn less fuel than standard wood-fired ovens.
Benefits of Gas
Gas cooking gives you a constant source of power. Natural gas is clean energy, affordable, but not renewable.
Benefits of Wood
Wood is an affordable and renewable energy source. For every tree cut down, it’s just as easy to plant another one. In fact, if you have a lot of trees on your land you have a great source of free fuel. Wood delivers a flavor to foods which no other heat source can match. Although both options can give you great pizza, a wood burning pizza oven remains a popular choice in the 21st Century.