FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it really take to cook a pizza?

It takes 60-90 seconds once truly up to temperature.

Do I need to cure my oven?

Yes, you need to do a series of curing fires. We provide the instructions.

How long does the oven take to heat up?

The oven takes 40-75 minutes to heat up to 900 degrees depending on the oven size and wood dryness.

Can you cook food other than pizza in the wood-fired oven?

Yes, you can make anything you would cook in a regular oven, grill, or smoker.

How long does the oven retain heat?

The wood-fired oven retains heat very well, cooling slowly. This allows you to stage food and even use the heat the following day!

Is it normal to see small cracks in my oven?

Yes, it is completely normal to see tiny thermal cracking. This will not affect your oven’s performance.

What kind of wood can you use?

Most hardwoods work very well, with oak being the most common. DO NOT use 2×4 lumber or sap woods of any kind.

How do you check the temperature?

We will provide an accurate infrared gun for temperature monitoring.

How long will my brick oven last?

Our ovens will last decades if properly cured. Every oven comes with a 3-year warranty.

How long will my oven take to build?

The oven lead time is generally 3 to 4 weeks. Keep in mind that all Forno Nardona ovens are handcrafted.

How will my oven be shipped?

Your oven will be shipped in a protected plywood crate and delivered by a common carrier.

Where do you ship?

Our ovens can be shipped anywhere within the United States.