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  • Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

    I have been offered this with affordable shipping to Australia:

    Ceramic Portable Pizza Oven works out at $446 USD inclusive. Same principal as the big green egg.

    What do members think about this oven? Video is here: YouTube - Earthfire Ceramic Pizza Oven

    Gayle
    Gayle

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    Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

    Hi Gayle,

    My initial reaction:

    It looks a bit small to me; there is no mention of the dimensions on the page. The website says it maintains 300c (570F). This is just a few degrees warmer than most home ovens get. And at $446 USD, it's pricey for what it does.

    I'm amazed at some of the pizza other members here have cooked in their home ovens. Honestly, I think you can do better with your kitchen oven and a stone (for $50 USD or less); and you can probably find a stone locally.

    Here's an electric pizza bake posted yesterday. Made my mouth water! I think it looks nicer than the pizza displayed on the ceramic oven site and video.
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f25/...html#post68307

    If you do buy this oven, be sure to take lots of pictures and post a review of it for us!! Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

    Ken
    Ken H. - Kentucky
    42" Pompeii

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    • #3
      Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

      Yes, it looks tiny. Six minutes? That's an eternity in pizza land. I agree with ken, you're better off with a pizza stone in your home oven.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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      • #4
        Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

        It's true that a good pizza stone in a 550F oven can bake a nice pizza in 4-5 minutes.
        James
        Pizza Ovens
        Outdoor Fireplaces

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        • #5
          Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

          Thanks for that. I will stick with my hooded bbq then as I live in a sub-tropical climate and the oven heats up the house too much in summer.

          I did think 6 minutes was too long as well.

          Back to the drawing board!
          Gayle

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          • #6
            Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

            Australia hu?...ever find snakes in your carport?

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            • #7
              Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

              No, but did have a green try snake crawling over the top of the fence. Lots of beautiful parrots.
              Gayle

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              • #8
                Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

                Hey Ideas,
                Did you check out Janine's thread ? If you have all that clay in the ground down under, You should be able to do that ?? For almost nothing ...
                Cheers
                Mark

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                • #9
                  Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

                  Cob rules!
                  "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

                  "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
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                  • #10
                    Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

                    Yes Mark, did read it all and still an option; just need to motivate the family into helping me.
                    Gayle

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

                      Pizza = motivation
                      "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

                      "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
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                      • #12
                        Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

                        hehehe

                        hmm... if you are an addict :P
                        Gayle

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

                          I had another look at the website for egg above and it can get higher than 300c with more fuel.
                          Gayle

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

                            Gayle,

                            I still think it's too small and too pricey (compared to a stone in your oven).
                            Ken H. - Kentucky
                            42" Pompeii

                            Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

                            Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
                            Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ceramic egg pizza ovens - WFO & coal cooking?

                              If your looking at things like that, I highly, HIGHLY recommend the "Big Green Egg". (Kamado style ceramic cooker)
                              Basically, a perfected 3000 year Asian design.
                              Heck, some are about the same price, but much larger.
                              They hit very high temps, and fast. (750F in 20 minutes to a half hour)
                              Due to the refractory ceramics used (lifetime warranty) they hold their heat amazingly; I do "low and slow's" all the time (220F for 18 hours (on on one load of lump hardwood charcoal) for pulled pork, etc.
                              I cook my pizza's anywhere from a minute and a half to 5 minutes, depending on temp.
                              Check out: Biggreenegg.com
                              Their forum there, is much like this one, "family".
                              RicklesssssssssS in Oregon

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