London, UK (PRWEB) February 19, 2011
Hints of spring are in the air and it’s time to start thinking about cooking outdoors. For those who enjoy the al fresco lifestyle, stone ovens are an alternative to barbecues for outdoor cooking, says The Stone Bake Oven Company.
The most traditional use for stone ovens is pizza. Originating from Naples, Italy, authentic Neapolitan pizza is baked in a wood burning pizza oven at 485°C for just over a minute. The stone base of the oven distributes the heat evenly giving the pizza a hot blast, melting the cheese and crisping the crust to perfection. Other uses for an outdoor stone oven, range from wood smoked meat or fish, to bread or even desserts.
Tom Gozney, owner of The Stone Bake Oven Company says, ”A stone oven can convert an area of a garden or backyard into an outdoor kitchen, allowing people to entertain and cook outdoors. Home cooks can create the restaurant experience in their own backyard, without the expense of going out.”
With a barbecue, the cook is limited to grilling meat or fish over an open flame. Stone ovens have many more uses, including cooking and baking. Individuals can create an Indian style meal in the stone oven using iron cookware to roast chicken for a tikka masala, or baking a naan on the floor of the oven. Barbecues do not lend themselves for slow cooking, as the heat is not as evenly distributed as it is in an oven, but with stone ovens, large cuts of meat can be slow roasted until tender without compromise.
Stone bake ovens are a sound investment for the ultimate outdoor cooking experience. The versatile nature allows for cooking many different types of food as you would with an indoor oven. For more information about stone bake ovens and pizza ovens for sale, contact thestonebakeovencompany.co.uk.
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