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 12 months ago on Step 12

    What is the approximate cost of materials?

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    paolobertoncin
    paolobertoncin

    Answer 10 months ago

    approx 110€ in Italy

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    bklounge
    bklounge

    Question 12 months 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 6 weeks ago

    oven door is mada by perlite + concrete

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    paolobertoncin
    paolobertoncin

    Reply 11 months 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

    12 months 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 11 months 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

    12 months 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 10 months ago

    is not difficult and give a lot of satisfaction

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    DO8
    DO8

    12 months 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 10 months 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

    12 months ago

    Bravo, it's a great project 👏👏👏

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    gcai_fwb
    gcai_fwb

    12 months 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 12 months 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! :)