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Oven of the year 2016- Jon Stride

We’re delighted to announce that Jon Stride is our winner of Oven of the Year for 2016. Even though he was only just November’s winner of oven of the month- his wood fired oven is a firm favourite with our customers and an inspiring build for sure!

What Stone Bake had to say;

“There really couldn’t be a more worthy winner of Oven of the Year for 2016. Jon’s Vento 100 oven is not only built into a beautiful custom outdoor building, it’s different and inspiring for customers who perhaps don’t have a wood fired oven but would like one. Personally, I love the way Jon has made the oven a centrepiece in a space for all his friends and family to spend quality time together and enjoy cooking in an alfresco setting.

All in all, it’s safe to say that everyone in the office has been in awe of Jon’s oven since he sent through his photos and it’s become a favourite amongst the staff as well as our customers.” Rhee, The Stone Bake Team

What Jon had to say;

I’ve had my oven up and running for about 6 months now and am still like a child with a new toy. Cooking in a wood-fired oven is great fun. It just takes a little practice to learn the basic techniques and then you can concentrate on the all-important, overly flamboyant pizza-handling skills that will impress your friends (or at least, those who don’t know you so well).

Overall, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to install the oven. It was perhaps twice the price of a wood burning stove but must be at least 10 times more enjoyable. It’s also brought the family out of the house and into the garden, where we’ve spent almost all of our free weekends this Summer. I’m now looking forward to a bit of male bonding over pizza & poker, while my wife plans more parties with me as chef-de-jour”

To see in full what Jon had to say about winning oven of the month in November, check out the original blog post here.

As a little something extra we wanted to include all of Jon’s photos showing where his build started and the finished design!
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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 – 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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