This is our first pizza oven, so we weren’t sure what to expect. We’ve done several pizzas and cedar plank salmon so far, and are really enjoying it. Had a minor issue with the chimney extension, which they replaced immediately.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review Tom!! We greatly appreciate it! Your setup looks fantastic and we know that food must be as good as it sounds when you're cooking it in a Maximus!
Oven was delivered as ordered, no problems. I have had a mostly metal pizza oven with a slim pizza stone, it was hard to keep a consistent temperature. This oven has thick fire brick, which stays at a constant 600-700 degrees for hours with minimal wood addition. First pizza was beautiful, and so far every one after that. Baked an apple crisp in the ceramic dish the oven came with, it was delicious! Love my Maximus Arena, and so do my friends! Thank you, Patio and Pizza!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this fantastic review Judy! We love the Maximus Arena Black Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven and are so excited that you do too! And it looks like you are making delicious meals in it with such ease! Please do not ever hesitate to reach out to us if there is anything we can help you with in the future!
The communication process from purchase to follow up was superb. Dealing with Janelle was a delight
Wow John! Your Maximus Arena Black Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven looks fantastic! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review! We're happy to know that you enjoyed your entire experience, from the beginning to the fresh pizza ending. :-)
We agree, Janelle is a delight and we are so lucky to have her as a part of our amazing team! Please do not ever hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can help you with in the future!
Wow Marco! Thank you for the photo and review! Your Maximus Arena Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven looks FANTASTIC on it's base! What a beautiful color combo! We know you're cooking up delicious meals for your friends and family!!
We love our oven. We’ve baked pizza, salmon, chicken and bread is next on the list. We researched ovens and decided on the Maximus because it was the best value. We chose to buy it from Patio & Pizza Outdoor Furnishings because the reviews on their service were great. Our experience was ideal and I highly recommend both the oven and the retailer.
Thank you so much for this fantastic review Elizabeth! It always warms our hearts to hear our customers are truly enjoying their ovens, and it really sounds like your Maximus Arena Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven was a great purchase for your family! We would LOVE to see all this delicious food you are cooking! Please feel free to tag us in any content you post about it on Facebook/Instagram (@PatioandPizza) or come back to this review and upload some photos! And remember, we're always happy to help! So please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you ever need it!! (Although it sounds like you're already a pro!)
Great oven ! I love it. Also great feedback from the employees I talked to. Highly recommend
Thank you SO much for this fantastic review John!! We love love LOVE when our customers provide photos with their feedback and boy does your Maximus Arena Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven look great! Seems like you're making some extra delicious treats with it as well! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any point if you ever have questions or concerns about your oven! We're always happy to help!
Love the oven. Was disappointed when the metal threshold came off after a week. Patio & Pizza have been excellent in getting this corrected. Was disappointed when the manufacturer sent me Liquid Nails to fix. Now I am waiting for the correct adhesive from the manufacturer.
Thank you so much for the review Peter! We always appreciate such honesty. We really were disappointed to hear that you experienced the issue with the metal plate, but were eager to help you resolve it. We strive to provide the highest customer service and diligently work to be able to provide it. A happy customer is the best customer! Thank you for being so understanding through this process!
What are the measurements of the door opening?
The dimensions of the Maximus Pizza Oven door opening are 15.5"w x 9"h. The cooking area inside the Maximus pizza oven is 23.5"w x 23.5"d. If you haven't seen it yet, here is a great video of someone cooking using the Maximus oven so you can see the dimensions for comparison.
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.
Should you keep the Maximus pizza oven covered when not in use?
While the Maximus pizza oven is made of stainless steel and aluminum which stands up well in harsh weathers, we always recommend covering any outdoor appliance when not in use to protect it from the sun, rain, and harsher weathers. With proper care and covering with the Maximus Oven Covers, your outdoor Maximus wood-burning oven should last a lifetime!
What grade of stainless steel is used in your pizza ovens?
Great question! Stainless steel makes for great pizza ovens! Not only are stainless steel pizza ovens portable and require less maintenance, but they also heat up very quickly which means you can whip up a great meal in a very short period of time. The type of stainless steel used varies by brand and manufacturer. Some manufacturers use stainless 316, others use stainless 304 and other manufacturers, Alfa, for example, combine the best of both worlds - the physical and thermal properties of both stainless steel and refractory brick which makes for an excellent pizza oven!
Can I buy a cover for this pizza oven that I have already bought
Absolutely! Our Maximus Arena Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven Cover is the one for this particular model.
Can this pizza oven be stored outside even during the wintertime?
While the Maximus Arena Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven can be left outside IF covered, this oven is only 130lbs and intended for regular portability. With it being so light-weight, it's recommended storing it somewhere for the winter to avoid the possibilty of damange if not covered properly.
can you deliver Nepal
Unfortunately, we currently only ship to addresses within the United States or Canada. What we recommend to folks outside our delivery area is that they look to retailers who are closer in proximity for these products.
Can you recommend the optimal length of wood to use?
The typical length of wood used for cooking in a pizza oven is 12 inches. It's usually easier to start your fire with smaller pieces of wood before adding larger pieces.
Please check this link for tons more information about the types of wood to use for cooking.
What is the recommended type and size of wood to use?
That's a great question. You can find a great resource for the types of wood recommended for wood-fired cooking here.
I live in San Tan Valley Arizona, would I be able to pick the oven up in Person ?
Unfortunately, we don’t have a facility where they can pickup an oven in Arizona. But, we do ship free within the US.
Can you put it on a wood surface?
The bottom of the Maximus oven is well-insulated. With that said, you are dealing with fire in the oven so the chance of dropping a burning ambers on the wood surface is possible. Therefore, we recommend putting a barrier between the pizza oven and any combustible material.
What size pizza can you cook
The cooking space of the Maximus oven is around 23.5" x 23.5" so, depending how much wood you use in the oven, you should be able to cook a couple of 10" pizzas or a really large pizza. Since the fun is making and cooking pizzas, we find most customers (including ourselves) make smaller personal pizzas so you can have fun trying a variety of pizza styles during the pizza party! You can find a video showing pizzas cooking in the Maximus wood-fired oven on the Video tab of the Maximus product page.
Can you paint or tile the red or black exterior steel?
Since the Maximus Oven is already painted, putting a different color layer of paint right on top of the oven may not stick as well. Therefore, it is not recommended. You could potentially tile the oven using a compound that would stick to the painted surface and hold the tiles.
How long will it take to have my Maximus pizza oven delivered?
We typically ship our Maximus Oven from Authentic Pizza Ovens within 2-3 business days from the when the order is placed. The Maximus Pizza Oven ships from our warehouse in Houston, so depending on where you live, the delivery time could be 1 - 7 days. You will receive a tracking email as soon as your pizza oven ships so you will be able to track your oven. Once your pizza oven arrives at the local terminal, you should get a call from the freight company to schedule the actual delivery.
What is the actual thickness of the insulation?
The thickness of the insulation for the Maximus Oven, between the dome of the oven and the inner layer, is 3 cm / 1.18" thick.
How do you move it around? Are there handles to assist? does it come with a stand/wheels? Can you move it when hot?
Great question! There is a custom stand for the Maximus oven that is an optional accessory. Here is the link to the Maximus Arena Pizza Oven Stand. Typically, we don't move the oven while it's cooking but the stand does have casters so you can easily move the oven around. Let us know if you have any additional questions about the Maximus or any other oven!
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