Perlite Traditional Pizza Oven

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Introduction: Perlite Traditional Pizza Oven

After the "small experimental pizza oven" i can observe that:

very fast increase of temperature until 600°C degree but same fast loose of temperature when not put burning wood inside so is easy make one or two 25cm ø not more than the temperature fall rapidly.

It is smart portable and light.

For make more 30 cm ø pizza and bread and cook something in dutch oven or "Peca" I will have a little more big wood oven with temperature constant for long time

Ergo I need a small traditional fixed refractory oven. I decide to use perlite expanse small drop of stone treated at high temperature that have very high insulation proprieties.

Supplies

Perlite

Refractory cement concrete

Normal concrete 325

Step 1: The Material I Use

a lot of lay make with perlite refractory cement metallic net and perlite with normal concrete

Step 2: Template

Need a strong card board template to make the dome

Step 3: Inner Layer

Gentle put the perlite and refractory cement to build the inner layer

Step 4: Second Layer

To give the strength need a new layer made with perlite metallic net and normal concrete 325

Step 5: Turn Up Side Down

turn up side down to remove template and finish the inner layer

Step 6: Make a Base

To make a good base I used empty bottle to have insulate layer and no climb water from down then a base of refractory brick

Step 7: Assemble the Oven

I put in place the oven and use refractory cement to fix it

Step 8: First Fire

After a week (better more) the first fire slow start and slow go up with temperature take the fire all day long

note the cat supervision

then must add a lot of layer with perlite and concrete to increase insulation

Step 9: More Fire

need a lot of day with every time increasing fire and temperature to dry the oven need also a perlite door to cooking with dutch oven or peka (long low temperature cook)

Step 10: Finishing the Oven

I use a special with concrete that not adsorb water

Step 11: Pizza Shovel

Now I need a right pizza shovel for 30 cm ø pizza

Step 12: Octopus Peka

Cooking octopus traditional peka

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    16 Comments

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    Salzerhouse
    Salzerhouse

    Question 2 years ago on Step 12

    What is the approximate cost of materials?

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    paolobertoncin
    paolobertoncin

    Answer 1 year ago

    approx 110€ in Italy

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    bklounge
    bklounge

    Question 2 years ago on Step 9

    Bravo! What material are the oven doors made of? The oven door handles do not have heat-dispersing handles so the material must be cool enough to touch (grip) with your hands. Cat supervision a must!

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    paolobertoncin
    paolobertoncin

    Reply 1 year ago

    oven door is mada by perlite + concrete

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    paolobertoncin
    paolobertoncin

    Reply 1 year ago

    The oven door are made by perlite concrete and a small iron net the sam of the oven.
    My cat Zaky is supervisor of all my work
    Best regards
    Paolo

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    Misty Mawn
    Misty Mawn

    2 years ago

    This is wonderfull! My family wants to make one eventually! I added this to my favorites. Your cat supervisor is so beautiful.

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    paolobertoncin
    paolobertoncin

    Reply 1 year ago

    Long to do but easy (use few water with concrete is the segret) My cat Zaky is supervisor of all my work
    Best regards
    Paolo

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    bee-live
    bee-live

    2 years ago

    Great project! Bravissimo.
    I wanted to make one for a while and your cardboard mold is brilliant idea.
    the diameter is 30cm, but what are the other dimensions: door chimeney, thickness of perlite-cement layer etc.
    Mandi,

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    paolobertoncin
    paolobertoncin

    Reply 1 year ago

    is not difficult and give a lot of satisfaction

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    DO8
    DO8

    2 years ago

    I love your pizza oven. I find it particularly clever to position it on the side of stairs, giving you the option of sitting positions when you view inside. I wish I lived in a place to make this, for now I will have to file it away for a project at my next home.

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    paolobertoncin
    paolobertoncin

    Reply 1 year ago

    the position is a little bit down so to look to pizza is not easy but in my garden bigger and high is immpossible

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    danailmindov
    danailmindov

    2 years ago

    Bravo, it's a great project 👏👏👏

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    gcai_fwb
    gcai_fwb

    2 years ago

    great project! I can taste the pizza already :) - now I just have to build it!

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    gcai_fwb
    gcai_fwb

    Reply 2 years ago

    ps. the term for your pizza shovel is a pizza peel (why I do not know ) but really, your term, shovel, is much better and more descriptive! :)