December 2009

No. 10; Year-End Review & the New Giardino Series



Happy holidays from your friends at Forno Bravo!

For many of us, the holiday season offers an opportunity to reflect upon the past year and to pass along our gratitude to those who helped make the past 12 months fun, enjoyable and meaningful. In this spirit, I'd like to thank all of you who are part of the Forno Bravo community for a wonderful 2009.

Our company and product lines continue to grow at a rapid pace. This year, we introduced a number of new items, including:

I'm also especially happy to report that the Forno Bravo community is thriving, both online and off. Some notables:

  • 24 million page views on FornoBravo.com since launch (nearly 1 million per month!)
  • Closing in on 10,000 Forno Bravo Forum members and 70,000 postings
  • 60,000 eBook downloads and thousands of dollars raised for charity
  • The opening of our new facility in Monterey Bay — lots more space and easy access to the Bay Area for customer pick-ups

We realize how lucky we are to have customers who continue to inspire us. From your pizza recipes to oven cooking tips to creative outdoor kitchen designs, the Forno Bravo team loves hearing from you.

Looking ahead, we're excited to introduce our new Giardino Series of modular ovens. (See bottom for a special related offer.) And the Forno Bravo Expo 2010 will be a fantastic way for the wood-fired community to get together in the early part of the year. We hope to see you on the Monterey Peninsula in February; more details are below.

Here's to happy customers, oven builders, and of course, great pizza,

P.S. You can now find us on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Which Modular Oven Is Right for You?

Primavera70 ovenIn addition to the Giardino series (see right for details), we offer three other families of easy-to-assemble modular ovens. Each Forno Bravo oven kit features a circular dome, enclosed refractory cooking floor, vent, stainless steel chimney, door high temperature mortar, and complete dome and floor insulation. In other words: everything you need to assemble a pizza oven at your house! (You provide the stand and enclosure.)

To see how easy installation is, watch our new Installation Animation.

Not sure which oven is right for you? Here's a snapshot of each family:

  • Casa2G, our most popular house and garden pizza oven, is designed to be easily incorporated into any indoor or outdoor kitchen style. We think it is the "perfect wood-fired oven engine." Available in 32", 36", 40" and 44" sizes.
  • Giardino, a line of small, easy-to-assemble, fully customizable ovens. The least expensive ovens on the market. Available in 24" and 28" sizes.
  • Artigiano, a line of true brick pizza ovens handcrafted, one at a time, in Italy by skilled craftsmen. A unique and wonderful oven. Available in 32", 40" and 40" x 48" sizes.
  • Premio, a family of precast refractory pizza ovens for the house and garden featuring a distinctive arch and landing, along with a thermometer and hinged, insulated door. Available in 36", 40", 44" and 48" sizes.

Learn more from our Oven Selection Wizard.

Ready to shop? Visit the Forno Bravo Store.

If you still have questions, contact us to chat or e-mail with a Forno Bravo team member.

Registration Open for Forno Bravo Expo 2010!

Please visit the Forno Bravo Expo 2010 homepage, where we continue to add details about the premier wood-fired cooking and wood-fired oven event in the United States, scheduled for Feb. 20-21 on the Monterey Peninsula. We've also included flight, hotel and "things-to-do" information.

Register today to reserve your spot!

Forno Bravo Expo logo

To give you a small glimpse of what we have planned at the Expo: We are offering a "Build Your Own Oven" session, where you work with us to assemble and finish your own oven using the Forno Bravo Casa modular oven kit. You provide the labor, and we provide the materials, space and expertise — giving you a great oven and a great experience, all at a great price. Your oven will be shipped to you after you get home. Let us know if you are interested in participating in this fun project!


Free Brick Arch With Giardino Oven Purchase

For a limited time, when you purchase a Giardino oven, we'll include a handsome brick arch at no extra cost. That's a $150 value! The traditional Italian-style arch comes in three pieces and is easy to assemble.

To receive your complimentary decorative arch with oven purchase, simply enter coupon code: newsletter1209fb at checkout. Offer expires January 15, 2010.