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November Oven of the Month- Tony & Katy Willis

Hi Stone Bakers! Welcome to November’s oven of the month, our winners this month are Tony and Katy Willis and their Primo 60 kit!

Tony and Katy have achieved such an elegant look with their entire garden redesign. We love the white rendered dome finish of their oven which ties in perfectly with the modern Mediterranean style of their outdoor space. Their colour changing lights also ensure that they are ready for a pizza party whatever time of day!

Here’s what Tony had to say:  

I’ve been making homemade sourdough pizza for about 7 years and these have been gradually getting more refined over the years and have been a feature of my daughters’ birthdays parties and a core part of our weekly family night since then. We’d talked about maybe one day getting a wood fired oven after we retire, but when the decking in our courtyard back garden became rotten and needed replacing, we decided that this could be an opportunity to make that dream a reality a bit sooner. We had some fairly clear design ideas that developed over a few weeks from looking at Pinterest and landscape gardening websites – white walls, raised planters, wooden bench, and adaptable lighting.

We’ve loved cooking with the oven so far – pizzas, chicken, roast vegetables, merguez burgers, chicken tikka, naans all taste fantastic and retain their juiciness because of the high temperature of cooking while taking on a wonderful smoky aroma.

Before the work was done in the garden, we were out there just a few times a year, but since it was completed we’ve eaten outside nearly every day – breakfast, lunch and dinner where possible. The oven makes a great focal point and is producing some fantastic food.

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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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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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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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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February Oven of the Month- Wayne Connolly’s Vento 100

Our February oven of the month is a real beauty and illustrates how our wood fired ovens can make a fantastic centerpieces in any garden space. Wayne Connolly’s Vento 100 is this months winner- we just adore his outdoor eating area and think his Vento makes it special and unique. The design of his stand is authentic and the mosaic worktop provides a stylish yet rustic finish. Here’s what Wayne had to say about his oven:

“The oven is fantastic, we chose a large oven as we have 6 children between us, and Sunday lunch and pizzas are a big affair- especially when we invite other families too.

 We moved into a converted 16th century home last April in Cheshire, and I have always wanted a setting for an outside cooking space and wood fired oven, and chose The Stone Bake Oven Company due to its reviews and clearly superior built ovens.

The oven was easy to install (with some help) and getting started couldn’t be easier!

We cook everything in it from a Sunday roast, to pizzas, casseroles, bread and even a suckling pig – although the suckling pig was more like a “big brother” that just fitted.

We use the oven all year round, we had it insulated so we can have 10 hour slow cooked food, and it’s a treat.”

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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September Oven of the Month – Tim Joslyn

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It’s time for another oven of the month and it’s the turn of Tim Joslyn’s Mezzo 76 Kit. We just adore his outdoor eating space which is complete with an outdoor fridge, barbecue and of course his wood fired oven. Even his dog is a fan of the build! He’s also been creating some fantastic pizzas, bread, meringue and much more!

Here’s what Tim had to say… 

Since the oven has been installed (and the kit gave our builders an easy job) we’ve noticed a lot more people ‘passing through’ our house at mealtimes. Cooking for large groups is a doddle with lunch for 25 completed recently with little to no advance preparation.

Each time we fire it up, the pizzas are just the start of the cooking journey. A typical routine might be pizzas on Saturday night, use the residual heat to slow cook meat on through Sunday day, chuck in a log late afternoon to cook the potatoes and vegetables and still have enough heat on Monday morning to make meringue!”

Here at Stone Bake HQ there’s nothing more we love than seeing our customers using and most importantly enjoying their oven.

If you want 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 Primo, Mezzo, Vento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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January Oven of the Month- David Pavesi

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David Pavesi’s Mezzo 76

It’s our very first Oven of the Month for 2016 and our January winner is a real beauty! We fell in love with David Pavesi’s Mezzo 76 Kit and his unique pebble design covering the dome- it’s a one of a kind for sure!! He’s also been sending us over some seriously scrumptious pizza photos- just look at that epic breakfast pizza. Food envy or what? Thanks for sharing your photos with us David!

Here’s what David had to say:

Well that’s nice news in these rather cold and bleak days! Fame at last! However poor the weather was preceding friends coming around for pizza, the actual day’s weather always turned out to be splendid – I hope the talisman continues to work this year. Our experiments to date have not gone much beyond pizza as everyone coming around for the first time is only interested in one thing- which meant pizza two or three times a week on some occasions. A wood fired oven cookbook for Christmas will no doubt expand our repertoire!

With the insulation pack, render and top decorative covering, the heat retention is so good that on a number of occasions we have put a stew or casserole in at midnight for slow cooking until the morning. When that was out we filled it with the wood for the next occasion so that it was super dry.

I would also like to say that the instructions for building the base were very good and we only adjusted for personal design, together with a couple of YouTube videos on bricklaying. We’ve ended up with a great talking point and a product which will give great pleasure for many years to come.”

There is nothing we love more at Stone Bake HQ than seeing our customers using and most importantly enjoying their ovens.

If you want 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 Primo, Mezzo, Vento and Gusto pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 01425 204985 should you have any further questions.

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December Oven of the Month

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Daryl Mackay’s Mezzo 76

Can you believe that it is the end of the year already and our final oven of the month for 2015? Daryl Mackay’s Mezzo 76 is our fantastic December winner. We fell in love with his modern outdoor kitchen area with those awesome hanging lanterns. We bet they create such a cosy atmosphere when hosting a late night pizza party. Daryl has also been wowing us with some truly yummy looking pizza photos- they are making us SO hungry! A worthy winner for sure!

Here’s what Daryl had to say…

“Thank you- that’s really good news. We are planning to use the oven this weekend to test out some Christmas pizzas using traditional Christmas ingredients.

We used to have the Primo 60 at our previous home and it was such a success we decided to go for it and do it properly this time. One decision we had to make was the surrounding work surface and we’re so pleased we went for granite as it is easy to clean and really tough.

We’ve already had some fantastic pizzas with the whole family. We continue to receive compliments for our pizzas. It did take a few attempts to perfect but now…”

There is nothing more we love here at Stone Bake HQ than seeing our customers using and most importantly enjoying their ovens.

To be in with a chance to win 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!

If you are interested in our residential oven range, visit our Primo, Mezzo, Vento and Gusto pages for prices, information and technical drawings. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 0845 834 0252 should you have any further questions.

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November Oven of the Month

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It’s oven of the month time already, and this month we’ve got a real cracker! Paul Ray’s Primo 60 definitely stood out and is our deserving November winner. We fell in love with his gorgeous outdoor eating space amongst lots of lovely greenery. Paul’s attention to detail also caught our eye – just look at those awesome DIY Mason jar lights! Fantastic!

Thanks for sharing your photos with us Paul!

Here’s what Paul had to say..

I have taken a selection from the day we received the oven, to building it’s final resting place, insulating it and at last…cooking!

We have really enjoyed the variety of meals we have cooked for ourselves, family and friends and our ‘pizza nights’ are always fully booked, with everyone wanting a go with the oven.

We have cooked chickens, chilli, stuffed peppers, steaks, roasted veg and of course, a multitude of pizzas and fab garlic breads. As we are under cover, we cook day and night, wet or dry and usually finish the evening around the fire with a glass of wine or two!”

If there is one thing we love here at Stone Bake HQ, it’s seeing our customers using and most importantly enjoying their ovens.

For your 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!

If you are interested in our residential oven range, visit our Primo, Mezzo, Vento and Gusto pages for prices, information and technical drawings. Please don’t hesitate to contact the team on 0845 834 0252 should you have any further questions.

For all the latest Stone Bake news & updates in the mean time be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest!