Escape The Indoors Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

4.5/5.0
By Robert Parsons September 21, 2019
Looks / Appearance 4.5 / 5.0
Functionality 4.5 / 5.0
Ease of use 4.5 / 5.0

Pros

  • – Quick to heat up
  • – Easy to use
  • – Cooks all kinds of food
  • – Comes with a baking dish, pizza peel and fire retention guard

Cons

  • – On the more expensive side
  • – Heat dies down quickly once the fire is reduced to embers

If you’re looking for a pizza oven with more of a classic vibe, this beautiful Portuguese-made model from the brand Escape the Indoors is your guy. It makes not only authentic stone baked pizza, but it also is able to bake a whole variety of food to perfection, including bread, fish, and meat.

Who Is This Pizza Oven For?

This model from Escape The Indoors is perfect for those who don’t really know what they’re doing yet with an oven like this. If you’re new to the pizza-making world or are just looking for something simple to use, this is the model for you.

Perhaps the fan-favourite thing about this outdoor appliance is just how easy it is to operate. You simply light the logs ablaze and wait for it to heat up. This oven reaches its perfect temperature, between 350-400°C, in as little as half an hour, meaning you can get to making your pizza as soon as possible. Just like many other reviewers, you’ll wonder why you never invested in an oven before.

Specifications

WeightThe exterior of this product is made from high-grade refractory cement and an aluminium cover. The interior has a firebrick-cooking floor. It’s got everything that makes a good, hearty pizza oven but without the excess weight.

Where a normal traditional pizza oven can weigh more than 500 kg, this model comes in at a mere 55kg. While not as light as some portable models, this weight still makes it easy to move and install.

DimensionsThe outside dimensions of this appliance are 700 x 980 x 700 mm. The dimensions inside the oven give it a cooking space of 600 x 600 mm, giving it more than enough room to cook two regular sized pizzas.

Indoor/Outdoor Use? It’s best to keep this model from outdoors when in use. Take the cue from the brand name and enjoy this product in nature.

Colour OptionsEscape The Indoors only has two colour options for this model: red and black. While there are not a lot of options, the two colours available give buyers an option to be more subtle with the black or bold with the red.

Gas? No gas required. The oven burns kindling and logs.

Where Can I Use This Oven?

Due to the weight and build of this oven, it best serves as a stationary appliance. This model is perfect for anywhere in your garden. You can easily make it the centrepiece for when you host parties outdoors.

What Makes This Oven Special?

While the Escape The Indoors pizza oven isn’t the most innovative of its kind, it still is a great product with a few notable features. Its most notable quality is the ease at which it is to operate. Simply lighting a fire and waiting is a task anyone can do. It’s also easy to install.

Another huge appeal to this product is that it heats up in about half the time it takes other ovens. It’s equipped with a stainless steel baffle, which redirects hot smokes and extracts more heat. The temperature is then regulated through air vents in the door and the flue.

It is also one that is multi-use, meaning you can cook more than just pizza in it. Whether you’re looking to roast meat, bake bread, or cook a casserole, you can make almost anything with this model from Escape The Indoors.

Our Verdict

If you’ve just become interested in making pizza and want something that costs less than most traditional ovens, this model by Escape The Indoors is what you’re looking for. The high-quality construction combined with its cooking versatility ensures that you’ll enjoy this product for years to come.

Pros

  • – Quick to heat up
  • – Easy to use
  • – Cooks all kinds of food
  • – Comes with a baking dish, pizza peel and fire retention guard

Cons

  • – On the more expensive side
  • – Heat dies down quickly once the fire is reduced to embers