Old 09-12-2006, 05:03 PM
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Smile Oven cleanout

Some ovens are shown with an opening in the floor of the oven just outside the entrance, Is an "ashpit" worthwhile? Jack
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:44 PM
Fio Fio is offline
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Default Only if you're using your oven for retained heat

An ash pit is not worth the trouble if you are making pizza. I don't have one and don't want one. I bake with a fire in the oven using direct heat.

If you plan to use your oven as a retained heat oven to bake bread, then an ash slot may be worth considering.
There is nothing quite so satisfying as drinking a cold beer, while tending a hot fire, in an oven that you built yourself, and making the best pizza that your friends have ever had.
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