The Wood-Fired Blog

The New Strada60 is Here

Exciting news. The new Strada60 oven is now available for sale!

The Strada60 is our smallest and lightest oven that fills an important niche in the wood pizza oven marketplace. It is small enough to fit in a truck or most SUVs and minivans, and light enough (though it still weighs a hefty 315 lbs) for two strong guys to set up — making it the first real pizza oven to be ready for tailgate season. And it is still big enough to bake real Pizza Napoletana, more bread than you could ever eat, and great grills.

I have used a Strada60 for virtually all of the wood-fired cooking done for this blog.

One quick note on naming. To avoid any confusion with the Presto countertop oven, we opted to name our new oven Strada — a name that I really like. It means road in Italian, and you can take the Strada60 on the road. Also, the root of the word strada is based on the ancient Roman road building technique, where roads were built in layers (strada). Not to take the analogy too far (OK, I am), but the Strada oven is designed and built in layers, with a dense, industrial-grade refractory, a space age insulator, and a powder coated enclosure. That’s how we pack so much capability in such a small package. Layers.

You can find the Strada60 on, and in the Forno Bravo Store.

Here are some fun photos.

Pizza Pilgrims in the UK Guardian

If you missed my previous posting, Pizza Pilgrims in London have installed a Forno Bravo pizza oven on a Piaggio Ape, a three wheel mini truck with a top speed of 32 mph. As you might guess, they are getting a lot of good press — I think not only because they’ve done something very original and very cool, but also, from everything I’ve read, because they are really good at what they do.

Photograph: Pal Hansen for the Observer

This nice article in the UK Guardian Life and Style section talks about their commitment to real Pizza Napoletana and great ingredients, and they even give a few recipes.