I had small issue with oven when it arrived, paint chips from rubbing in box.
They took great and quick care of issue, and we are learning how to cook in our beautiful new oven. Will definitely buy from them in the future with the great service they provide and the product selection.
Thank you so much for this amazing 5 star review CL! We truly appreciate it! Your Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven looks great! We were happy to assist you through the paint mishap and will be happy to assist you with anything else in the future! Thank you so much for sharing a photo and taking the time out of your day to leave this review! We look forward to working with you in the future and hearing about all the amazing meals your are making with your Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven!
Customer service was amazing
They go above and beyond to answer all of your questions
I have recommended you guys to a lot of people, even people on pizza sites on Facebook from all over the world
I will definitely buy through you again when we sell our house
My shipment took nearly 2 months to arrive, and upon arrival, was found to have some significant structural damage (think: dents, cracked bricks, torn insulation blanket). Patio and Pizza was kind enough to provide me with a cover and replacement bricks, along with some instructions for how to repair the dents. Aside from the shipping issues, the product works great overall and I've really enjoyed learning how to build and maintain the fire, and cook some great food!
Your setup looks great Jordan! Thank you so much for this honest review! We've faced many challenges through this unprecedented time; shipping delays being the largest. We truly appreciate your kindness and understanding through the entire process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or need any help along your pizza making journey! We look forward to helping you with any of your pizza oven needs!
The customer service was excellent, they responded very quickly to all of my questions. The Maximus Prime pizza oven is a great addition to my backyard.
Thanks for this awesome review Amy! We greatly appreciate it! It's always great to hear that you are truly enjoying your Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven! We are sure it will be a staple part of your backyard that you enjoy for many years! :-)
I purchased my oven in the tail end of the pandemic, there was nothing but delays all around and beyond P&P control which lead to even more delays in furfilling my order, your customer service department was nothing but extraordinary. They held my hand, answered my emails, and followed up day after day until the very end. I even received a phone call from Michelle after I finished setting up my oven to make sure everything was ok and I was happy.
Wow! Thank you SO much for this wonderful review John! Working with you has been a delight! We truly thank you over and over again for being so understanding and patient through this process! We have had to face many hurtles along the way, and were eager and willing to clear them to the best of our abilities! We are more than happy to ALWAYS help our customers through every process, whether it is the beginning of the process, or the end. We look forward to serving you for all your Pizza and Patio needs!
So happy with my Maximus pizza oven. Great customer service. Excellent company. I highly recommend them
Thank you so much for this awesome review Frank! We are so happy we could help you find a pizza oven you love, and it sounds like the Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven is treating you well! We would LOVE if you shared some photos with us if you get a chance! Please feel free to tag us (@patioandpizza) on Instagram or Facebook!
Very happy with oven and how project turned out. Been using it every weekend since it was installed. Feels like we are on vacation in backyard...
Thanks for the lovely review and for sending that amazing picture of your set up Dunk! We are pleased to know that you are enjoying your new pizza oven!
How tall is the chimney on the Prime
The chimney on the Prime oven is 36” high and is made entirely of stainless steel.
What material are the walls made up of ?
The interior walls of the Prime oven are made of 316 Stainless Steel and the outside of Aluminum. The 316 Stainless Steel is the preferred steel for use in marine environments because of its greater resistance to pitting corrosion so it really holds up for keeping your oven in good condition despite the weather. The walls of the Prime wood-fired oven are double walls with a high-temperature special ceramic blanket within the walls. We use this oven all the time and you can touch the outside of the pizza oven while the fire is blazing without burning your hand because of how well the oven is insulated. We also have quite a few customers using this oven in food trucks and in restaurants.
I need to order this oven ahead of time to build the frame of where it’s going to be, how will we get help on lifting it when it’s ready to be dropped
The Prime wood-fired oven weighs approximately 300 lbs so it can be lifted with the help of some strong friends. However, the refractory bricks that make up the oven floor can be easily removed. If you take out the bricks, the oven only weighs around 100 lbs and can be picked up and moved to your base, Then, you can put the bricks back in the oven. We used this method when moving the Prime oven to our own base.
Can the Prime Pizza Oven be installed on a trailer?
Most definitely! We have numerous customers using the Prime on trailers and in food trucks. The Prime would work perfectly bolted on a trailer because it has 3 rails underneath. The oven actually sits up an inch off the bottom so you won't have to worry about the bottom getting hot (and it has a ceramic fire blanket insulating the bottom anyway).
What's the floor size of the brick ovens from Authentic Pizza Ovens?
There is 5" from the bottom of the oven to the floor base. The base filled with Rockwood insulation is approximately 2.5" so the bricks are around 2.5" thick as well.
What's the heating time of stainless steel and brick ovens?
Stainless steel pizza ovens will heat faster but they won't stay hot as long. Brick ovens take longer to completely heat but the heat will be retained in the oven for much longer cooking times.
How long will it take to have my Prime pizza oven delivered?
We typically ship our Authentic Pizza Ovens quickly when you order them (same or next day). The Prime Pizza Oven ships from our warehouse in Arizona so depending on where you live, the delivery time could be 1 - 7 days. We will send tracking as soon as it ships so you will be able to track your oven. Once your oven arrives at the local terminal, you should get a call from the freight company to schedule the actual delivery.
Hi im lock cook eria to put 50 poung pig insade.Im think 50x50
I don't think the Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven is big enough to accommodate something this big. We recommend checking the Earthstone Modular Wood Fired Oven or the Chicago Brick Oven-1000 Pizza Oven Kit for a bigger cooking space!
Do you sell a stand that would support either the Maximus Prime or the Lisboa oven? I do not want to build a foundation.
Can this unit be built in to a summer kitchen and framed and supported properly or does it need exposure other than the chimney?
The Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven isn't certified for indoor use in the United States.
What are the base thickness requirements to support the maximums Prime large pizza oven.
I'm going to share a link to one of our blog posts that will help you with this! The Prime doesn't technically need a top to a base to hold the oven. There are rails on the bottom of the oven to support it. As long as you are making sure the structure you have can support the weight and is made of non-combustible material, you've got everything covered!
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Can the Oven be retrofitted with a gas burner. If so, which of the ones you sell would you recommend?
The Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven is a wood burning pizza oven. If you are looking for an oven similar to this that is a gas burning oven, in both size and quality, check the Belforno Countertop Pizza Oven in size Grande!
How hot does the outside get, dome and bottom
Great question! Even though internal temsp are much, much, higher, because of the way it is insulated, the outside of the Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven is cool enough that you can place a hand on it. However, it is highly reccomended that it be placed on a sturdy base, away from all flammable materials.
In the specifications above it says the walls are made of 304-2B stainless steel. But in your Q&A here you state the stainless steel is 316 which is a better grade. Which one is it?
Great question! 316 grade stainless steel is used for the inside of the Maximus Prime large Pizza Oven; 315 grade is used for the outside of this oven.
Do you sell the smaller version of the Maximus wood fire over
We do sell the Maximus Arena Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven (Red: SKU:APO-MAXR, Black: SKU: APO-MAXB) which, at 130 lbs, is portable and great to take camping or tailgating! They can be found here: https://www.patioandpizza.com/products/maximus-arena-wood-fired-oven-authentic-pizza-ovens?variant=8114924322921
is the oven weather proof? i am considering installing it on the patio and exposed to the elements.
The interior walls of the Prime oven are made of 316 Stainless Steel and the outside of Aluminum. The 316 Stainless Steel is the preferred steel for use in marine environments because of its greater resistance to pitting corrosion so it really holds up for keeping your oven in good condition despite the weather. However, all of our ovens require “all-weather” protection from rain, sleet and snow, fallen leaves, and protection from harsh elements when not in use. We do offer a cover for this very purpose, our Pizza Oven Cover - Prime Large Pizza Oven Cover (SKU: APO-COVER100) which protects your investment and looks great while doing so!
How high will the temperature go and how long does it sustain it? How much wood is needed to achieve 850-900 degrees F?
You can put enough wood in the oven to turn it into a fire much hotter than you’d ever need but, at some point, you’ll start burning up your oven. While the oven can withstand a fire of 900 degrees, it’s usually way too hot to cook at that temperature for most customers. We recommend keeping the fire below 900 degrees.
Does this oven have to be vented outside if you use it in a restaurant or can you just set it under the hood system?
The Maximus Prime can be used either way and is a super oven. However, if you need to have an oven that is UL-listed for indoor commercial use, this oven does not have that certification. For commercial ovens certified for indoor commercial use, you may need to look at the ovens found here: https://www.patioandpizza.com/collections/installation_commercial
Does the red exterior fade or loose its color due to heat I want red but worried about discoloration from heat
Thanks for the great question. The Maximus Primes are very popular ovens and, as far as we know, we've never had anyone complain about the red color fading or losing its color. We personally use the Prime oven and love it!
Can I use Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven for baking bread?
Yes, most definitely! We have baked bread in our Maximus Prime Large Oven many times. Also, for reference, here is a video showing bread being baked in the smaller Maximus oven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJn6nfkM6tE
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