The redesigned Artisan Fire Pizza Oven offers backyard pizza maestros the ability to bake a Neapolitan-style pie in less than three minutes.
Recently unveiled at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the oven is designed to sit on an outdoor countertop and powered by natural gas or liquid propane. The Artisan Fire Pizza Oven gives homeowners the ability to separately adjust the fire flowing through two burners, making it possible to get that “just right” heat to authentically bake New York-, Chicago- or Neapolitan-style pies.
“We made this oven with two stones and two burners for an authentic and versatile cooking experience,” says Russ Faulk, vice president of product development for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. “The stone on the baking deck is hollow to heat and cool quickly, the one in the ceiling is there to radiate heat back down to pizza toppings, which help create the blistered and leoparded crusts so key to Neapolitan-style pizza flavor.”
The oven is versatile enough to bake breads, roast vegetables, meat or fish as it generates a broad range of temperatures. A bottom burner system blasts heat into the pizza oven’s hollow-core baking deck to better bake dough while the back burner heats the oven’s interior and while a ceiling stone radiates heat back down to pizza toppings. Independently controlled burners generate 42,000 BTUs* of cooking power, resulting in a short pre-heat time of just 20 minutes. The second burner, at the back of the oven, features an open flame that heats its ceramic ceiling stone and interior.
The Artisan Fire Pizza Oven is compact, measuring 30 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 20 inches high and 120 pounds. That size and weight also make it portable. The oven is portable enough to take to a friend’s house or to the beach.
Built by hand in Kalamazoo, Mich. and priced at $6,795, the oven is available through kalamazoogourmet.com, select dealerships and certified design professionals. The 2014 Artisan Fire Pizza Oven starts shipping in the spring.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet