A pizza oven brush is an essential accessory to have when cooking in a wood-fired oven. However, how do you choose the right one for your outdoor kitchen with all the options available?
In this buyer’s guide, I’ll cover everything you need to know about these cooking tools. From what this tool is to elements you need to consider before buying one. I’ve also included detailed reviews of the top picks currently on the market to save you hours of research and energy.
American Metalcraft has long been known in the world of foodservice, and they continue to deliver with this oven brush. With its heavy-duty and super filled 65-tuft wire brush made from brass, this one is noticeably tough and can clean any burnt scraps of crust or leftover cheese super easily from the oven.
This long-handled brush with strong metal bristles is perfect for any larger oven that’s not accessible by a short brush. With a sturdy stainless steel scraper opposite the bristles, the Genware Pizza Oven Brush comes ready for any cleaning job that accompanies cooking.
The Vogue Pizza Oven Brush is a well made brush head. I especially love that the metal scraper covers the entire side of the brush, as this makes the wood much less likely to catch fire while being used in a hot oven. It is attached very well and does an amazing job removing tough, burnt on crisps of leftover food.
In short, this is a cooking tool used within large wood-fired ovens. The purpose of a pizza oven brush is to keep your pizza oven running smoothly by offering easy cleaning and maintenance.
Usually, they’ll have a long handle with strong bristle brushes at the end. These bristles remove dough, burnt cheese, toppings, and other ingredients from your ovens surface. It’s also common that you’ll find a pizza oven scraper attached to these brushes. I always love going with these options since they help scrape off that hard to remove cooked debris.
There are three very important benefits to consider if you’re on the fence about purchasing a pizza oven brush.
They maintain a clean cooking surface. No one wants to cook, much less eat pizza that’s been baked on a dirty cooking surface. These brushes are amazing at removing all that leftover baked-on debris that gets stuck on the cooking surface.
They are easy to use. These tools are designed for comfort and ease of use. They’re perfect for scraping off burnt cheese or toppings in between pies or at the end of the day. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have a clean pizza oven ready for its next use.
They keep users safe from burns. I always recommend going with a brush that offers long handles. This will keep you at a distance when it’s time to clean your hot oven. This means you can continue to bake delicious pies without burning yourself in the cleaning process!
With this said, it’s a no brainer that your kitchen (domestic or commercial) needs a pizza oven brush! How do you choose the right one for you, your kitchen, and your staff? Keep reading to find out.
You want to keep in mind a few things when looking at the design of your brush.
For starters, you’ll find that while one end consists of a brush the other will have a pizza oven scraper. This will allow for very thorough cleaning of your oven. Not all models include the added scraper, but I always recommended models that come equipped with one.
Also, not all options can be used within a hot oven. Some require you to let your oven cool down before cleaning. With this being said, always read the user instructions. My reviews cover whether or not the pizza brush can be used around hot coals or ash.
The length of the handle differs from brush to brush. The right one for you depends on your oven size. If you have a very deep oven, go with a longer handle. If it’s quite small, a longer handle may make cleaning difficult.
Everyone has a budget – whether you’re looking for a domestic or commercial pizza oven brush. Fortunately, these accessories won’t break the bank (as long as you invest in the right one!).
I can’t stress enough how important a handle is when purchasing a pizza brush, however, some models sell them separately, such as the Vogue Pizza Oven Brush. In cases like these, be sure to take into account both the price of the brush as well as handle.
You can expect to pay anywhere from 15 to 50 pounds for a quality brush. And when making a wise investment such as the models listed in this guide, you can expect this cooking tool to last you years!
Regardless if you own a small outdoor pizza oven or commercial 3-deck model, a pizza brush is essential to cleaning and maintaining your oven properly.
If you’re a business, you need to make sure your staff is well equipped with all the tools they need to cook high-quality pizzas. This includes a durable and reliable pizza oven brush.
All in all, this tool is necessary not only for the thorough cleaning of your appliance but also for the safety of the person cooking.