I researched a lot before this purchase. There are some decent ovens out there and of course the little cheap models which in my opinion are a wast of money unless you want to take it camping for a night.
The Maximus is built so well. Super happy with how it heats up so quickly and the versatility. Besides the red add so much fun to the backyard.
This company has great service- appreciate you all being so patient with all my questions. I’m already recommending to my jealous neighbors!!!
I was on the fence about buying a pizza oven thinking I really don't need to eat that much pizza. But I kept seeing the Instagram videos of all the amazing food so I pulled the trigger. Choose the Maximus oven in red because I love the pop of color. This oven is sooooooo easy to use. Yes we make pizza- it's the night where the kids love ot really participate. But I've been playing with all sorts of foods. Chicken parmigiana, cast iron steaks, and veggies! Working on some grain bread recipes because my traditional bread turned out GREAT. So fun and if you're on the fence......DO IT! Thanks Authentic Pizza Ovens for the great service- super helpful and I'll send pics as promised.
Absolutely love my Maximus oven. I've tried all those kitchy portable ones with the fancy marketing but there is no comparison. I use those for camping but for real cooking and authenticity, this is the best. The service from Authentic Pizza Ovens was superior to any I've experienced and still is. The oven is quality from the inside out and we have started a neighborhood pizza night which is a huge hit.
Great addition to family time!
This oven is so easy to use and so efficient. We need very little wood to create hours of awesome food. And the company is very helpful and nice. We ordered from Amazon and had trouble leaving a review there but our Authentic Pizza Ovens representative was in contact about delivery and questions often and with a very quick response time. We are telling everyone we know to check these out awesome ovens and company
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.