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How to care for your wood-fired pizza oven

Know how to use a pizza oven? What about cleaning and caring for it?

Here are some invaluable outdoor pizza oven DIY tips designed to keep your wood fired pizza oven in perfect condition and prolong its life.

Cleaning Your Oven
You do not need to clean your wood burning oven with cleaning products because the high temperatures kill any germs and bacteria. Any food spillages will simply be burnt to ashes, which you can sweep out later. After each use, or when ash has built up too much, allow the ash to cool then sweep it out of the outdoor pizza oven with a metal brush into a suitable metal container. Afterwards, you can use the cooled ash as a fertilizer for your garden. Never throw water into the pizza oven as this could damage its components.

Soot Staining
Removing soot stains can be a little more difficult. While ash is dry and powdery, soot can contain substances like tar and carbon, which are stickier and oilier than the particles found in ash. Soot staining is an inevitable development on the look of a well-used wood-fired oven. If you cannot live with it, you can reduce its appearance by using a hard bristle brush on the area, in order to remove any excess tar and carbon particles but be aware this will not remove the staining completely. We recommend not to apply any type of liquid or chemical that might damage the fire clay bricks and void the warranty of your oven.

External Oven Dome
Your oven has been treated with a layer of clear waterproof sealant. We recommend that once a year, you give the external dome of your oven a couple of coats of a clear waterproof sealant in order to prolong its waterproofing. (Please note this only applies to our Clasico, Brick and stone range of ovens).

Chimney Flue and Cap
You should make provision for inspecting and cleaning the chimney. This is particularly important on solid fuel applications. It is recommended that chimneys serving solid fuel appliances be swept and maintained as frequently as necessary but at least once a year.

Cast Iron Door
The cast-iron door can be resprayed with a heat-resistant paint, e.g. BBQ paint available at DIY stores.

Glass Window
We recommend using a wood stove glass cleaner. Simply apply to a rag and wipe the dirt away.

Thermometer Dial
If your thermometer dial stops working due to prolonged use, you can easily remove it by unscrewing the small screw that secures the thermometer dial into place and replace it with a new thermometer available from our oven accessories section.

Joe Botham, Owner of Baratxuri Restaurant (Ramsbottom)

My Fuego wood fired pizza oven...

“Our Fuego wood oven has transformed our restaurant! As a piece of kit, it is extremely versatile and controllable, allowing us to roast all of our meats and vegetables in the wood burning oven as well as using it as a charcoal grill during service. The flavour of everything coming out of the Fuego clay pizza oven is incredible due to the amazing smoky, charred tones added to the smell and taste of everything that’s cooked in it. It is not expensive to run as all the kiln-dried wood we use heats the wood fired pizza oven pretty quickly and it retains its temperature really well, only needing to add logs to the fire a few times over the course of service.”

Joe Botham, Owner of Baratxuri Restaurant (Ramsbottom)
Claire & James, Owners of Thrush Nest Luxury Holiday Cottages (York)

My Fuego wood fired pizza oven...

“We wanted a traditional wood oven that ticked lots of boxes, for us it had to be made of brick for the authentic feel, have amazing functionality and great quality. Our Fuego clay pizza oven ticks them all. Our pizza nights are such a fantastic feature for the guests that stay in our holiday cottages and it’s a great way of bringing friends and family together for making those special memories. Highly recommended”

Claire & James, Owners of Thrush Nest Luxury Holiday Cottages (York)
Dominic Reeve, Owner Lord Stones Country Park (North York Moors)

My Fuego wood fired pizza oven...

“The traditional methods used within its construction and the unrivalled ability to retain heat have thoroughly impressed us. It has been a welcome addition to our BBQ and live music events. We cannot recommend the Fuego brand enough and it has been extremely popular with our chefs and customers alike.”

Dominic Reeve, Owner Lord Stones Country Park (North York Moors)