Setting up the oven was easy. It's solidly built. We placed on a tall heavy duty stainless steel worktable. We cured the oven with a single small firing per instructions. The first full firring gave us gorgeous looking pizzas. We first used plain dough without toppings to see how fast the over cooked. Our first crust came out perfect. We have since used the oven 4 times with even better results. You can use store bought dough - although recommend keeping temperature at around 650*f (floor at 550-600). If you use neapolitan dough (Caputo OO) then build a slightly large fire and get the stones to 750-800*F (40 minutes). But, this is 100% active cooking. Use an 8" turner to keep the pizza moving once the dough is cooked enough (60 sec) . This will yield the leoparding and cook the pie more evenly. We also used the oven to cook a chicken. Results were fantastic. We are doing lamb racks next and in the fall will shove a lasagna on the coals.. I've experimented with white oak and white birch with great results. I use alder kindling. Just make sure you use kiln dried hardwood.
I could not be happier with this oven. It works and performs very well. Highly recommended and well worth the money And, it looks great as well.
I researched wood fired pizza ovens this last year. I ended up buying the Maximus Arena mobile oven. Fits perfect in my outdoor kitchen. The Pizza oven works great & thrilled I bought it. Authentic Pizza customer service = 10!