Let a wood-fired oven revolutionise your al fresco lifestyle

Putting the right wood-fired oven at the heart of your al fresco entertaining can enrich your weekends and evenings, if you get it right. Orchard Ovens explains how to do that.

Promotional Feature By Jennifer Turner | 15 June 2021

Discover how garden socialising and family life can be transformed this summer.

Putting the right wood-fired oven at the heart of your al fresco entertaining can enrich your weekends and evenings, if you get it right. Orchard Ovens explains how to do that.

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Benefits of a wood-fired oven

Wood fired ovens can cook pizzas and more for hungry guests and children, so mull over what you wish to rustle up outdoors and whether you want the adventure and drama of learning to cook with a mesmerising real flame, or feel more comfortable with a gas (dual fuel) oven.

If you are truly embracing this al fresco idyll, pick an oven with great credentials – like a Valoriani – which will cook food brilliantly, be safe to use and be with you for the long haul. Study the oven’s materials, the depth of insulation used, its record of longevity and not just its look.  Make sure you spend your money wisely.  Valoriani ovens are built to last.

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Wood-fired oven features

A ready-to-go choice like Orchard Ovens’ ‘Fornino’ garden oven is available in two sizes. This superbly built and stunning wood or dual fuel oven can be used immediately, either on a flexible wheeled stand for patio or terrace use or on a suitable base within the garden.

Available in any colour you desire, or with a mosaic-tiled dome, the insulation and quality of refractory materials used is profound, keeping performance and safety to the fore.  With a little practice you can serve up a whole host of culinary creations, from steaks and fish dishes, to roasted vegetables and desserts, all cooked with true Mediterranean ambience.

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Celebrity credibility

Nothing says personality and style like your own bespoke garden oven installation, created in your preferred outdoor space location and built to your own vision and design aesthetic.  Go rustic, Swiss chalet, Taj Mahal or even African rondavel with cedar shingle roof  – it’s all been done.

Putting an Orchard Ovens’ ‘Valoriani’ oven – Italy’s finest – at the centre of your wood-fired oven design enables you to follow in the footsteps of celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and many other A-listers, all discerning buyers who wanted the best for their outdoor space. Certificated ovens also keep you fully compliant with Defra’s clean-air laws in Smoke Control Areas.