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  • Are we supposed to christening our ovens

    Do we give names to our ovens and are we supposed to christening them in some way. My wife says we should christening it with champaign. I'm thinking more of a good cold beer.

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    Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

    There are definitely some good ovens names out there.
    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    • #3
      Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

      Maybe christening is when you do your first pizzas and its that one (or two) where the toppings end up on the oven floor becuase you are still learning the peel.



      ...You know how there is the saying about how people look like their dogs (or Dogs resemble their owners)..... I'm guessing you "Northern oven cousins" have heard of this semi-humorous saying.......
      Well...........I usually have a "bald nut" (shaved head).....kinda looks like the outside of my oven (stucco/render all over)..
      Cheers
      Damon

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      • #4
        Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

        Now come on Damon,
        you've been checking out my photos haven't you.
        They say that you can't grow grass on a busy street and that a bald head is a sola panel for a sex machine .
        Not too sure which one applies to me, but haven't even thought about developing a name for the oven.
        I am not too keen to pour coke over it as it would attract the ants, although, as a non drinker, I could use up some of the stored wines/spirits/champagne that doesn't get drunk and christen it.
        But who knows, down the track, I might need to put up a brass plaque to recognise something significant for the oven. I am yet to finish the insulation on the back of the oven doors and make the little plate up for the front recognising the contributions and inspiration of this forum.

        Neill
        Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

        The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


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        • #5
          Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

          who me

          how about naming your oven "Neills Nissan Hut"!!...thats pretty Aussie

          for those who have never heard of one:
          Nissen hut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
          Cheers
          Damon

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          • #6
            Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

            And for those who just like cool things done with concrete - oh, and a couple of those Nissen hut thingies...

            The Italian Chapel Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
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            • #7
              Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

              I christened mine last night.
              I think this is how it should be done!
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              My thread:
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
              My costs:
              http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
              My pics:
              http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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              • #8
                Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

                When the clay oven cooled down enough after the maiden bake (which happened pretty fast because it wasn't insulated yet) we used it warm the Grand Cru. THat's sort of a christening, I suppose, though we didn't actually name it.
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                • #9
                  Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

                  Well, I christening finishing the oven build as such. Haven't name it, only called it a few. I'm sure it will also be christen with spilt pies as I attempt to back.
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                  RCLake

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                  • #10
                    Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

                    Had toyed with "Hades" as a name, though it's also been referred to as "the kennel" "pizza hut" and "Doug's pet crematorium" - don't ask
                    sigpic "Why can't you just have a BBQ like normal people?"

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                    • #11
                      Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

                      Doug's pet crematorium...gotta ask WHY?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

                        An outspoken Glaswegain friend of mine (Doug) offered it up as a money making tip.

                        He's also responsible for the BBQ line in my signature.
                        sigpic "Why can't you just have a BBQ like normal people?"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Are we supposed to christening our ovens

                          We finished our oven this past weekend and had an informal get to gether, however we are planning a blowout party. Our pastor wants to come over and bless it, i kid you not!! I think we will take him up on his offer. So i guess you can think of that as a christening?!

                          We did name the our oven the RED DRAGON...she is not pretty but heck she works!

                          Malinda
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