The first ovens were built and used in ancient Egypt; fossils are still being discovered today in archaeological digs. They were cone shaped structures built of stone and clay. Various fish, meat and vegetable dishes would have been cooked in the oven and it is most likely that the first pasta dishes were cooked in these ovens around 4800 BC.
The other great civilisations later acquired the concept of the wood stove, redesigning and modifying the shape to improve the aesthetic appearance and importantly the functionality. The Greeks, for example, introduced some important changes that still stand out in some modern ovens, such as the dome that allows the uniform cooking of the food.
Furthermore the Romans introduced other elements to develop the Greek oven. In particular insulation was used to minimise heat exchange with the outside thus obtaining a constant temperature for cooking – well almost.
The Roman creations have remained virtually unchanged over the centuries and was used and known as ‘the oven’.
Wood fired ovens can be seen in restaurants and pizzeria across the world and it is not unusual to find wood fired ovens in the kitchens of Italian homes. Forno Allegro wood fired ovens were created out of a passion to improve the eco efficiency of the traditional stone and clay ovens that the Forno Allegro family had grown up with in Italy.
The names of two of the Forno Allegro ovens are taken from the grandpa “Nonno Peppe” and grandmother “Della Nonna” whose food and style of cooking inspired the family.
They set out to create a high quality insulated stainless steel oven that also encapsulated their cheerful grandmother and grandpa. The outdoor pizza ovens are solid and compact but weighing only 65kg, they are intuitively designed to be lightweight for easy handling and no fuss installation. Available in a range of beautiful colours to compliment your setting whether it be in your home kitchen or your garden.
Eco Installer, your local Wood Fired Outdoor Oven Installer
Eco Installer of Ely, Cambridgeshire are delighted to be suppliers and installers of the Forno Allegro (“Cheerful Oven”) outdoor pizza oven range. We are on hand to help you select the right outdoor pizza oven. For more information or to book an appointment please give us a call on 01353 669000 or e-mail [email protected].