Our sales staff get many calls asking if a Forno Bravo outdoor pizza oven can be used in winter. We live in a cold and wet climate, how can I protect my wood fired oven for the winter? If I use my pizza oven when it is below freezing will I damage it?
To answer these questions we have put together this gallery showing how Forno Bravo pizza ovens perform in the winter climates of the Midwest, Northeast and Canada.
As you can see, not only will your Forno Bravo pizza oven will do more than be safe in the winter, your family can get in the Holiday spirits with some roasted chestnuts from the Forno Bravo Community Cookbook.
On a more technical note, we do sell pizza oven covers for the Primavera and Napolino wood fired ovens. These will cover your oven and protect the wood underneath.
Try to keep the interior of the oven dry and free of snow or ice. Moisture in the oven will seep into the cooking surface and when fired, the water will release as steam in the pizza oven. This can lead to a process known as spalling where moisture seeps into the floor and releases as steam causing pitting and hairline cracks over time.