New Pizza Oven Gives Cooks Another Option for Baking Pizzas Outdoors

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Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet’s new built-in Artisan Fire Pizza Oven takes just 20 minutes to warm up. Once it reaches its highest temperature of more than 800 degrees F, Neapolitan-style pizzas bake in less than three minutes.

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Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet launched a new version of its popular countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven, giving people the same performance of the original oven, but now in a built-in design.

"Our Artisan Fire Pizza Ovens deliver the extreme heat needed for making that perfect pizza, but without the extra time and skill a wood fire demands," said Russ Faulk, vice president of design for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet.

Today at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet launched a new version of its popular countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven, giving people the same performance of the original oven, but now in a built-in design.

After years of popular demand, Kalamazoo created the built-in version for people who want an oven set into a wall or masonry structure.

Offering the same performance as the company's popular countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven, the built-in version is ready to cook after just 20 minutes of warm up. A Neapolitan-style pizza bakes in less than three minutes after the oven reaches its highest temperature of 800+ degrees Fahrenheit. The oven also has the versatility to roast meats, fish and vegetables.

"People want to cook amazing pizzas at home. They crave the kind of rustic pizza experience they get from a pizzeria - the kind of experience that used to require a massive brick oven," said Russ Faulk, vice president of design for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. "Our Artisan Fire Pizza Ovens deliver the extreme heat needed for making that perfect pizza, but without the extra time and skill a wood fire demands."

Like the traditional wood-fired pizza ovens, the built-in Artisan Fire Pizza Oven is stone-lined. Pizzas cook directly on a hollow-core baking deck. Its honeycombed interior is designed to rapidly change temperature. A ceiling stone radiates heat down to quickly brown toppings.

Two independently-adjustable burners deliver 250 degrees F to more than 800 degrees F of heat that can be tailored for different pizza styles, breads and meat or fish dishes.

Priced at $8,295, the oven uses natural gas or liquid propane, and is made by hand in Kalamazoo, Michigan of stainless steel. It will withstand the rigors of a Midwestern winter, or the saltwater breezes of a coastal environment.

The built-in Artisan Fire Pizza Oven is now available through kalamazoogourmet.com, design professionals or Kalamazoo's dealer network.

Editor's Note: To learn more about the Built-in Artisan Fire Pizza Oven, request high resolution photographs or an interview with Russ Faulk, vice president of design, about pizza ovens or outdoor kitchen trends, contact Chris Mordi at 312.423.8714 – office, 815.701.2823 – mobile, or cmordi(at)kalamazoogourmet(dot)com.

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