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Proper Oven Opening Size on a Brick Oven

proper oven opening size

The Right-Sized Opening on Your Brick Oven


A 22″ wide oven opening is in perfect proportion with the oven chamber volume. It is wide enough to easily add and remove pizzas and a range of baking dishes—while retaining optimal heat.

A Too Wide, Too Tall Opening Loses Heat

An extra wide, extra tall oven opening might look exciting, but it is a serious problem for high throughput pizza baking. The large oven opening vents large amounts of heat, cooling the oven down, wasting fuel, and making it virtually impossible to make great Pizza Napoletana.

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