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Forno Bravo Pre-Cured Ovens

Why Did Forno Bravo Start Offering Pre-Cured Ovens?

Sep 28, 2016

All refractory ovens, whether commercial grade refractory pizza ovens like Forno Bravo, or hand crafted brick ovens like those imported from Italy or made by masons require curing. Why? Because these types of ovens are made with “manufacturing water” that needs to be baked out of the dome slowwwly to strengthen the pizza oven and get it ready for cooking. This curing process takes a lot of time, usually between... Read More

Am I Drying-Out or Curing My Oven?

Apr 10, 2012

One interesting aspect of the modern brick oven is the degree to which it shares technology with industrial equipment—including furnaces. As designers, we use both raw materials and manufactured products to build ovens that are light weight, that are resistant to thermal cycling (heat up and cool down cycles), that are resistant to thermal shock (putting cold, wet pizza dough on a very hot ceramic surface), that hold high heat... Read More



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