Forno Bravo: The World's Finest Pizza Ovens

We know that you have a choice when selecting a pizza oven, and that it can be confusing sorting out different claims. To keep things simple, here are ten good reasons why Forno Bravo sells the World's Finest Pizza Ovens.

1. High-Tech Refractory Materials deliver great Oven Performance.

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Our ovens are constructed using a sophisticated refractory material that delivers dramatically better oven performance than alternatives built using old-fashioned "Tuscan clay" and vermiculite insulation. Forno Bravo uses high alumina, high purity, high density refractories, compressed and kiln-fired firebrick floors and space-age ceramic insulation to create the world's most sophisticated ovens. High tech meets the 2,000 year old brick oven.

Unlike some other producers, who use inexpensive, lower-grade materials for their residential ovens and high-end material for their commercial ovens, every Forno Bravo refractory oven uses commercial-grade materials. This is very important to your oven performance. But, what does "oven performance" mean?

2. The World's Fastest Heat up Time

Our ovens are ready to cook in as little as 20 minutes—the time it takes to light charcoal. We have cooked in pizza ovens made in France (the ones that look like Darth Vader) that take at least an hour and a half to heat up. We think that a slow heat up time can be the difference between using your oven on a beautiful weekday evening—and simply not having enough time to fire your oven.

3. Great Heat Retention

Our commercial ovens hold their temperature at a remarkable 500F overnight. Remember that our residential ovens use the same material, which means they are great at both cooking pizza all night, and at baking and roasting. You don't need to burn a lot of wood firing your oven, and you can bake an oven full of bread with only 7-8 pieces of wood. In fact, our ovens are 30% more wood fuel efficient than traditional ovens.

4. A Full Line of Oven Types and Sizes

Our Casa2G line is the ultimate wood-fire oven engine, offering easy customization; our Premio line offers premium features that you can't find anywhere else; and our Artigiano true brick ovens are unique. With sizes ranging from 31" to over 72" (that's six feet), we have the oven you need.

5. A Complete Modular Pizza Oven Kit

Our modular oven kits include everything you need to assemble your oven, including the dome and floor insulation, the mortar and the chimney. That means no more searching for hard-to-find refractory components and no last minute cost surprises. It's all there.

6. Breakthrough Price/Performance

There is no reason for anyone to pay the crazy prices some importers have charged for a pizza oven in the past. Our ovens cost much less than the traditional alternatives -- almost half in some cases -- despite the fact that our ovens are the premium brand. Why do we offer such low prices? Our goal is to make the pizza oven as popular in the U.S. and Britain as it is in Italy, and we are going to reach that goal by making it easy for you to install the World's Best Pizza Oven at your house.

7. A Real Refractory Vent

Some refractory ovens come with either no vent assembly, or an inexpensive steel vent. Why? Because they are less expensive to make. Our Casa2G and Premio ovens come with real Refractory Vent for long, worry-free use.

8. Both Modular Oven Kits and Fully-Assembled Ovens

We provide both cost-effective modular oven kits and fully assembled ovens, including the popular Primavera ovens and the larger Toscana ovens. Every Forno Bravo assembled oven includes state-of-the-art ceramic insulation, an authentic Italian vent/chimney design and a fully-finished, waterproof enclosure. Just set it in place and you are ready to go.

9. Forno Bravo Cooking

Our Brick Oven Cooking site is the best in the world (or at least in English). We have built a catalog of recipes created specifically for brick ovens, and we feature great chefs, bakers and food writers who share our passion for brick oven cooking.

10. The Forno Bravo eBook Series

We have published three comprehensive eBooks on Wood-Fired Cooking, Wood-FIred Pizza and Wood-Fired Hearth Bread. Our eBooks are free, and the entire series is highly recommend by the Masonry Heater Association.

11. The Forno Bravo Forum

OK, our Top 10 list goes to 11. The Forno Bravo Forum is the world's largest English language online community dedicated to wood-fired ovens and wood-fired cooking. With 9,000+ members and scores of thousands of postings, the FB Forum is a great way to learn about wood ovens—and meet some interesting people.