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james 10-24-2006 05:39 AM

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Forno Bravo is gearing up to make a steel front door for Pompeii Oven builders. The door is 19"W x 12"H at the top of the curve, and starts to curve upward at 10"H. This will allow it to work with both flat, lintel-based openings, and curved openings. They are painted black, and have a scrolled handle that holds the door in place to seal closed your oven and holds it upright when it is sitting on a counter.

They look like the door you see in the Casa graphic here:

Before we have the first batch made, I wanted to double check that this size sounds good to a majority of you. We are having them made by the same company that makes our Cucina oven stand (who luckily is related to someone who works for Forno Bravo), so we know they will come out nice.

Let me know what you think of the size. They will be in the Forno Bravo Store shortly.


Fio 10-24-2006 06:46 AM

Looks nice, but not my size. . .
I need something that is 9 X 18". I think I'll have to make it out of wood with insulation. Getting a good seal will be a challenge.

CanuckJim 10-25-2006 02:39 AM


I made my own door, VERY carefully. However, it still does not seal entirely unless I lean a spare brick against it. Sometimes, simple is good.


Xabia Jim 12-21-2006 11:21 PM

Re: Forno Bravo Door

My door is a cast metal door with twin sliding dampers on the bottom and a peep hole above. It is a commercial variety I believe was made in Spain. I am hoping to use the peep hole to make steam. It has two wooden handles perpendicular to the flat door and two small feet to keep it in place. It mates to a angle iron frame on the oven. I use two small wooden wedges under the feet to keep it in place.

39 cm wide, 37 cm high....

I can send pictures in a week when I get my camera if interested.


Xabia Jim 12-31-2006 12:29 AM

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Here is the shot of the door to my oven.

Xabia Jim 01-22-2007 07:00 AM

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Okay, now it's painted and I varnished the handles...looks a lot better!

bchoung 03-22-2010 10:14 PM

Re: Forno Bravo Door
So is this door supposed to be for the oven itself (meaning behind the vent) or the opening to the vent/landing area. I'm trying to figure out if I should change my oven door opening dimension so that I can use the door there but then I would have to insulate it somehow to make it work.

annie121 06-15-2010 12:16 AM

Re: Forno Bravo Door
Good design and decorative make people attract to u.

Pisani 02-02-2011 08:29 AM

Re: Forno Bravo Door
Can you purchase the door on its owen?

Moley 01-22-2012 04:53 PM

Re: Hebel door?
Hello people,
Anyone used lightweight concrete (Hebel) to form a door. My current door is a concrete door which I boxed and poured myself. It seals really well and the only reason I'm thinking of another alternative is that the door weighs a ton!!! Hebel panels are around 75mm thick and can be cut and shaped with a diamond blade. They are supposed to have good insulating properties too. Whar do you think? Happy cooking,

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