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August Oven of the Month- John Horvath

Welcome to August’s oven of the month, our winner this month is John Horvath!

John opted for a clean-cut brick cube finish, and he pulled it off brilliantly! Not only is the oven in an ample location in the garden, John has extended the build even further to make plenty of worktop space ready for cooking and lots of storage for his wood. This really is the perfect setting and in such a beautiful location.

Here’s what John had to say about his oven:

“Having spent much time abroad, I enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle and often saw outdoor ovens being the centre of that entertainment, I knew it was the way forward for me! After Googling companies that offered wood fired ovens, your company came up with excellent reviews.

I’m delighted with my oven, as I love the taste it gives to the food and pizzas, which you can’t get from a conventional oven. It has also become a great focal point for when I have friends over for dinner. Friends can’t wait to come back for the unique taste of pizza from a wood fired oven.”

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning Oven of the Month, simply send in photos of your oven and some feedback to info@stoneovenco.co.uk. Whether you purchased your oven a while ago or are a new customer, we would love to hear from you! 

 

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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Summer Seasonal Produce Guide

Welcome to the Summer edition of ‘What’s In Season?’. Here’s just some of the produce that is at it’s best at the moment, so make the most of the last month of summer and get cooking! Feel free to let us know how you get on and if you come up with any delicious recipes!

This month’s best

Fruit & Veg

  • Avocado
  • Blackberries
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Grape
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Melons
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin

Herbs

  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Mint
  • Fennel
  • Samphire

Fish

  • Scallop
  • Crab
  • Oyster
  • Sea Bass

Meat

  • Venison
  • Wild duck
  • Lamb
  • Beef

If you think you might be interested in one of our residential ovens, visit our Primo, Mezzo and Vento pages for prices, information and technical drawings.  Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985  if you have any further questions.

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July Oven of the Month- Mark Rice

Welcome to July’s oven of the month, our winner this month is Mark Rice!

We love his elegant brick dome finish, it is clear that a lot of time and effort was put into getting this build exactly right! The stand has a unique design with perfect storage underneath for plenty of wood and Mark has even put his own personal touch on the flue. The oven is a big hit with all the family and Mark even thinks the oven has changed his lifestyle!

Here’s what Mark has to say about his oven:

“After much research online, I liked the look of the Primo and the fact it came in 3 easy to assemble parts, made it easier for me to handle and lift onto the plinth. Another factor for choosing The Stone Bake Oven Company was that the team were at hand to answer and give advice when I called, unlike other brands that you had to email and they never responded!

I really enjoy outdoor cooking, that is partly the reason for wanting a wood-fired oven. I also knew that the expense of having the oven built into a dome would add value to my property (well that’s what I told my wife!!). Another reason for my desire of wanting a wood fired oven, is that my wife is Portuguese and in her village back home they have a communal oven to bake breads and it smells truly wonderful and has such a charm about it.

The Primo is such a wonderful conversation starter and makes entertaining a bit special, not to mention that the cooking results are superb. It really has changed my lifestyle, as I can never eat a mass produced plastic tasting delivered pizza again! Plus, my two boys love my pizzas more than anything else in the world, which makes me super Dad! ”

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning Oven of the Month, simply send in photos of your oven and some feedback. Whether you purchased your oven a while ago or are a new customer, we would love to hear from you! Send in your photos to info@stoneovenco.co.uk.

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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Summer with your Wood Fired Oven

Although we’ve had a rainy few days, we’re still holding out hope that this summer is going to be a hot one! We’ve put together a few ideas of how to make the most of your wood fired oven over the summer months.

Recipe Ideas

Nothing is more perfect in the warm summer evenings than a pizza party with all your family and friends! Use our Neapolitan dough and super quick sauce recipe, then add all your favourite toppings and cook. Make sure you have created a high heat environment – you should be aiming for temperatures of around 350-450°C. You can use our firing up process video to help you on your way.

Get your outdoor space ready

Get your garden ready for the perfect summer party. Your wood fired oven will be the centrepiece of the garden, but it is important that the rest of your garden looks the part too! Ensure your lawn has been mowed and your furniture is clean, hang some string lights and your guests will be super impressed.

Perfect Produce

We’ve put together a small taster of ‘What’s in season?’ for you, so you can make the most of this delicious summer produce and get adventurous in your wood fired oven!

  • Tomato
  • Raspberries
  • Spinach
  • Rocket
  • Basil
  • Salmon
  • Lamb

Please be sure to share any photos or recipes with us at info@stoneovenco.co.uk, we would love to see them and share them with all the other Stone Bakers out there!  

Are you interested in our wood fired ovens? Head over to our product pages for more information.

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June Oven of the Month- Simon and Wendy Kinzel

Welcome to June’s Oven of the month. Our winners this month are Simon and Wendy Kinzel! We simply fell in love with their amazing outdoor setup, with one of our Mezzo 76 kit ovens taking centre stage! Opting for a striking colour scheme, the white render dome finish really stands out, looking authentic, yet modern. The Kinzels also made fantastic use of the crate their oven arrived in, using it to make the shelves and doors of the outdoor kitchen area. A stunning but eco friendly build!

 

Here’s what the Kinzels had to say about their oven:

“Our new garden was designed around the new Mezzo 76 kit, and it now takes pride of place. 

When we received the kit it was a little daunting but with a bit of hard work and perseverance, it can be built with a little DIY skill. We used every plank of wood from the pallet that the oven was delivered in, to make the doors and shelves for the cupboard, total recycling, even down to the screws.

The pizzas are without doubt the best we have ever tasted, home made pizza dough (Jamie Oliver) and fresh toppings, and so easy to cook to perfection.

We loved our garden before but now we are out there whenever the sun shines, or even if the rain falls.

Thank you so much for a great product and instructions that were easy to follow.”

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning Oven of the Month, simply send in photos of your oven and some feedback. Whether you purchased your oven a while ago or are a new customer, we would love to hear from you! Send in your photos to info@stoneovenco.co.uk.

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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May Oven of the Month- Andrew and Sarah Bryce

Welcome to another fantastic oven of the month! Our May winner is Andrew Bryce’s Mezzo 76 kit that’s been built into an authentic brick cube enclosure. After using and loving their own Mezzo 76 Go oven at home, Andrew and Sarah knew it would be a great investment for their holiday barn let, The Suffolk Escape.

Here at Stone Bake HQ we we’re in awe at how eye-catching the oven looked against the glorious countryside backdrop. Even better it’s taking pride of place as the main feature of the garden area which guests are able to use and enjoy during their stay. Here’s what Andrew and Sarah had to say about their oven.

“We love our Mezzo 76 and use it at least once a week for pizza parties and are gradually mastering more creative uses. We’ve slow cooked a delicious lamb shoulder and next we’re going to try and master grilling steaks “dirty” style on the embers. 

We’ve had so much enjoyment from our pizza oven it was a must for our new barn conversion holiday let project.  The guests so far have loved trying it and were surprised how easy it is make amazing pizzas!”


Here are just a few awesome comments from Andrew’s guests who have tried out the pizza oven during their stay!

“The great addition was the pizza oven. We fed 12 one evening and it was a great ‘activity’ with all involved, all the accouterments made this evening a great success. Great oven and addition to the barn.”

“The Pizza Oven was relatively straight forward to use and everything was at hand to create the perfect wood fired crust. An ideal center point for a family or party event.” 

“Friday night using the pizza oven was great fun. One of us had prepared the dough and the evening was spent experimenting with lots of different topping combinations. My son who does not eat cheese had never eaten pizza before. Because he could leave the cheese off he is now a pizza loving convert. The oven was such a hit my youngest daughter and son in law have now bought and installed one in their own garden.”

Check out The Suffolk Escape’s Facebook page here.

To be in with a chance to win the title of Oven of the Month, simply send in your oven photographs and some feedback on your oven. Whether you are a new customer or purchased an oven from us a while ago, we want to hear from you. Send your photos to info@stoneovenco.co.uk – it’s as easy as that!

Are you interested in our wood fired ovens? Head over to our product pages for more information.

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Stone Bake’s Guide to awesome wood fired pizzas!

Photo: Andy Poulton, Check out his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andy_poulton/

The Dough

Making the perfect pizza always starts with having a great dough recipe. Our Neapolitan dough is a great place to start and only contains four basic ingredients! Easy or what? Find it here.

Pizza Base Prep

Once you’ve got your dough recipe sorted, it’s time to move onto stretching out your pizza base. Again this step is super important in getting a base that is just the right thickness, ensuring a nice and crispy pizza. Our blog post all about prepping the perfect pizza base should have it all covered. Just remember, it may take a few attempts to be able to get the hang of this.

Pizza Sauce

Now it’s time to think about the pizza sauce, which trust us can make or break a pizza! Our secret tomato sauce recipe is perfect if you want to achieve a vibrant, authentic and most importantly flavourful pizza. Find the super quick recipe here.

Toppings

Now, the most exciting part- toppings! We know how it’s easy to get carried away and overtop your pizza- trust us when we say less is more! Our sister company Roccbox, has some truly fantastic pizza ideas on their website. Why not give a few of our favourites a go? The ‘Caponata’ pizza is a fantastic veggie option or for something simple but tasty the ‘Baby Broccoli and Chorizo’ pizza is a winner!

Top Tip: Never be afraid to experiment with pizza topping combinations. Ever thought of trying Brussels spouts and pancetta on a pizza? No? Well give it a go, it’s delicious!

The perfect cooking environment

Finally, for cooking pizzas in your wood fired oven, you will need to create a high-heat cooking environment. Start by following our firing up process video, which shows you exactly how to get your oven to temperature. Remember, you are aiming for temperatures ranging from 350°c-450°c with a large rolling flame.

Top Tip: A great way of telling when your oven is ready to start cooking in is to watch out for a clear patch starting to form on the inside of your dome.

Once your oven is ready, you can place your pizzas directly on the cooking floor, turning when appropriate, for a fantastic 90-second cook time. The heat from the oven will provide a super crispy base and the rolling flame bouncing across the dome will evenly cook your toppings, resulting in the perfect pizza!

Please be sure to send over your pizza photos to us, we would love to feature them on our gallery.

Are you interested in our wood fired ovens? Head over to our product pages for more information.

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Gill Meller’s Vento 100!

Gill Meller, head chef at the famous River Cottage restaurant and cookery school, food writer and well-known author, has been using (and loving!) one of our Vento 100 build your own kit ovens.

He’s been cooking up a feast in his oven so far, rustling up some seriously delicious looking pizzas, roasted scallops, asparagus and ham- not to mention the most epic sourdough loaf we’ve ever seen!

We’re looking forward to seeing what amazing wood fired dishes he creates next.

Check out his Instagram page here!

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April Oven of the Month- Mike & Tina Heathman- Primo 60

This month our April oven of the month is Mike and Tina Heathman’s Primo 60 Go oven. Not only is it taking pride of place in their awesome garden area, it’s clear the whole family are making excellent use of it cooking up an absolute storm! As seen in the photos below, the Heathman’s have been adventurous with their wood fired cooking ventures and alongside lots of delicious looking pizzas, they’ve also tried out baked camembert and chestnuts to name a few! Here’s what the Heathman’s had to say about their oven:

“We absolutely love our oven, it’s one of the best purchases we’ve ever made – a great way of getting all the family together! Thanks so much to the team at The Stone Bake Oven Company for their excellent customer service throughout the order and delivery process!

We haven’t been too adventurous yet – starting with roasted chestnuts (we did get the oven at Christmas!) & pizzas but looking forward to trying some seafood soon. First mackerel & lobster caught this week so hope to try those soon!

It’s safe to say the family love it and never say no to the offer of coming round when the oven’s fired up- the men also love it – like a BBQ the fire draws them like a moth!

We hope to use it even more now the lighter, milder nights are here.”

To be in with a chance to win the title of Oven of the Month, simply send in your oven photographs and some feedback on your oven. Whether you are a new customer or purchased an oven from us a while ago, we want to hear from you. Send your photos to info@stoneovenco.co.uk – it’s as easy as that!


 

 

 

 

 

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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Oven of the Month- James Douglas- Mezzo 76

Spring is finally here and we’re so excited to announce that James Douglas’s Mezzo 76 Kit has won our March oven of the month. We fell in love with his glorious garden featuring a very sleek and modern Mezzo pizza oven. Not only does the oven bring his whole family together for some epic pizza sessions, but it’s also the centrepiece of their outdoor space. We just love the white render dome finish against the authentic brick hearth- it adds character and provides an authentic feel against the green backdrop.

Here’s what James had to say about his oven:

“I would highly recommend the Stone Bake Oven Company! The team were very responsive and knowledgeable. The oven arrived well packed and I had a lot of fun building the oven. The instructions were very easy to follow- honestly, I hadn’t laid a brick before in my life, so it was fun doing this and I was pleased with the outcome! Hopefully it is still standing up next year!

We’ve used the oven almost every night last year, it’s very easy to use and cooks about anything, for a family of 4 this oven size is perfect! It’s a great social area and the kids’ love getting involved and topping there own pizzas!

Overall, it’s a fantastic, well made product and a great place for the family to have some fun, and you can’t put a price on that!”

To be in with a chance to win the title of Oven of the Month, simply send in your oven photographs and some feedback on your oven. Whether you are a new customer or purchased an oven from us a while ago, we want to hear from you. Send your photos to info@stoneovenco.co.uk – it’s as easy as that!

For more information on our residential oven range, check out the PrimoMezzoVento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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