The Wood-Fired Blog

Heat Retention

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. :-)

5 thoughts on “Heat Retention

    • Hi Tifosi,

      You definitely should not wait. Forno Bravo sells 22 different residential models, including both modular oven kits and fully assembled ovens and ranging from small (24″) to big (48″). The oven prototype that I am testing is a small assembled oven designed to be highly portable, for applications including tailgating.

      • That’s exactly why I want it! I don’t have much space in my backyard and would love to take it tailgating before a Wisconsin football game. Looking forward to it being available.

  1. Were these done on the presto? I think I will wait on the presto also. It seems to be just what I’m looking for…especially the light weight!

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