You will certainly take this with a grain of salt (after all, we are a pizza oven manufacturer), but these ovens are great! The heat up time and retention is so good, I just have to say something. haha.
I lit the fire at 3:15PM this afternoon after stacking a nice top down fire with two pieces of wood broken down into thinner splits. After the fire was really burning strongly, I decided to throw on one more small piece of wood, split in half. Looking back, I really shouldn’t have wasted the wood. By 7:00PM, long after I had raked out the coals and was letting the oven cool and regulate, it was still 550F. Incredible. The ovens was hotter than I wanted, so I had to store my loaves in the refrigerator to let the oven cool down, and I still had to load my bread before the oven was down into the low 500F’s. I just got tired of waiting. The heat up time is awesome and I just can’t say enough about the heat retentions.
I also baked a marinated turkey breast for dinner, along side with my bread.
And this is my prototype for the very small and light oven. This gives me such a good feeling about the 3rd generation of FB Castable. My oven dome is extremely nice — it is hard, with zero hairline cracking and zero little chips and dings. Yes, I know I am supposed to be saying all of this, but there you have it. I’m a happy oven owner.