Let’s face it – your oven is the lifeblood of your business. When it is lit and the fire is roaring, you know you are about to make some dough. The very best way to get to the place where you’re really cooking is to know how your oven works at the most optimum potential.
It’s no hidden truth that Fire Within provides the very best wood-fired ovens. Our ovens are crafted with old world techniques that have been proven for hundreds of years. With that being said, every wood-fired oven has different factors that can alter how yours operates. It is very important to become familiar with your oven.
A smart oven owner always knows to check the temperature in many places. The more data you can collect, the better you will know how to cook! Every place in the world has different air pressures and humidity levels. When you check your temperatures, know the different places you should check: The oven deck, dome, and the ambient (air) temperature as well.
A great trick to get to understand your oven and how it works is to use intervals to track how your oven heats and cools. Checking the temperature every 15 minutes as the fire starts as well as from when you put out your last flame can give you some great data on how your oven operates (And it’s kinda nerdy fun as well!)
Your oven has quite a few factors that can affect the overall temperature. To reach the temperature degree that you are looking for, take a note of the size of the fire you are creating, where you choose to put your wood inside the oven, and the type of wood you are using (More on wood in a future post!!!)
In the end, practice will always make perfect. The more information you can collect about your oven, the more you will get to know how it operates. Hands on experience, coupled with data collection, is the best way to ensure you will succeed at every event you are hired for.