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What is the difference between the Lisboa and the Pizzaioli brick ovens from Authentic Pizza Ovens?
The Lisboa and Pizzaioli wood-fired ovens are very similar pizza ovens. The differences with the Lisboa pizza oven are as follows: (1) It has a higher dome and taller door – some people like that for it's ambiance to watch the fire burning, (2) It has a dutch door so you can open half or all of it, (3) It is rotisserie-capable for cooking chicken or meat on a spit - you can purchase the optional rotisserie from us :-), (4) It has a slightly smaller width door opening than the Pizzaioli but the door is taller. It really just comes down to which style of wood-burning pizza oven you like and whether you may want to use a rotisserie for cooking different meats in your pizza oven.
Does the Lisboa pizza oven from Portugal only come with a stone finish?
The Lisboa brick pizza oven comes in three different models. The traditional Lisboa pizza oven has a plain white dome. The second option is the gorgeous new stone feature which has the oven dome and door face covered with unique stone. The third option for the Lisboa pizza oven is the new cork insulation layer which comes in three colors (Portuguese brick, Italian yellow, Tuscan black). For the cork option, the pizza oven dome is sprayed with the cork which creates a 4th layer of insulation as a bonus.
What is the difference between the LISBOA and FAMOSI ovens?
These ovens are exactly the same with just a different face. The Lisboa has a traditional Mediterranean-style face while the Famosi has a unique handmade black brick face. Both of these pizza ovens have cooking areas of 31"w x 31"d x 20"h and have a rotisserie/spitfire option for grilling amazing meats.
Do you sell anything to fill in the cracks on my oven?
Unfortunately, we do not. The Ultra Fire kit ships with our Authentic Pizza Brick Ovens to fill any future cracks but we don't sell it separately at this time.
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.
Will there be problems with Lisboa oven in winter?
We have customers that have this oven in snow without any issues. We recommend covering when not in use.
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.
For the Lisboa, what's the door made of?
It is made of steel which is a perfect material for heat retention and doesn't create a “dirty” look from repeated use like glass often does.
What tools do I need for my wood-fired pizza oven?
You will need a pizza peel to put your pizza pie in the oven, turn the pizza while in the oven, and pull out your scrumptious pizza when it's done. Next, we recommend a good infrared thermometer to measure the heat in your oven when cooking, an oven brush for brushing away the ashes, and an ash shovel to remove the ash after cooking. We have a great selection of pizza oven tools available here: https://www.patioandpizza.com/collections/pizza-oven-accessories.