Pizza Oven How-To Video Tutorials
We have prepared these how-to videos to help you in using your Authentic Pizza oven.
Check out the tutorials below.
Be sure to place your oven on top of the maximus prime oven stand for stability.
STEP 1: Put the oven thermometer into place.
STEP 2: Place the ash guard inside the oven. Put it on the side.
STEP 3: Add some extra bricks.
STEP 4: Place the ceramic dish inside.
STEP 5: Cover with the oven door.
STEP 6: Put the chimney pipe and cap on top of the oven.
STEP 7: Place the pizza peel on the side
Congratulations! You're ready to cure the oven!
Maximus ovens must be cured before initial use. Curing removes any residual moisture from the bricks.
STEP 1: Place wood inside the oven. Then light your fire in the center of the oven. Wait about 15 minutes for the fire to develop.
STEP 2: Open the chimney exhaust. Close the oven door.
STEP 3: Regulate temperature by removing and replacing oven door.
The temperature should hover between 200-250 degrees Celsius.
STEP 4: Maintain the fire at 200 degrees Celsius for 2 hours.
You've cured your oven and you're ready to cook!
What you need:
- Propane Torch
- Almond wood (or any dense, hard wood will work.)
STEP 1: Place wood in tic-tac-toe pattern in the center of the oven.
STEP 2: Slide kindling in the gaps
STEP 3: Hold a propane torch to the kindling for a minute.
STEP 4: Open the flue. It takes about 15 minutes for the fire to fully develop.
STEP 5: Add a log to the flame half-way through.
STEP 6: Insert oven door and open the vent. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the ideal pizza-cooking temperature of 350-400 degrees Celsius.
STEP 7: Use the ash brush to push the ash guard into the fire, driving it to the left side of the oven.
STEP 8: Wrap a damp rag around the ash brush and clean the cooking surface before cooking.
Congratulations! You are now ready to start cooking!
2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
4 teaspoons fine salt
2 and 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 cups 00 Flour
2 cups All Purpose Flour
STEP 1: Using the 2 cups of warm water, let the yeast activate for 5-10 minutes until it froths.
STEP 2: In a bowl, combine all purpose flour, 00 flour, and salt together.
STEP 3: Pour the yeast gradually into the bowl while mixing.
STEP 4: Add olive oil and mix. Work it until it's a cohesive ball with some elastic bounce.
STEP 5: Grease a bowl and turn the dough inside it.
STEP 6: Cover with a damp towel overnight, until the dough doubles in size.
STEP 7: Uncover your dough and punch to deflate it.
STEP 8: Transfer the dough to a well-floured surface.
STEP 9: Do the poke test: Dough should bounce back slowly when poked.
STEP 10: Form 6 equal dough balls and start making pizzas.
+ These are small, personal pizza size. If you want to make a larger pizza, combine 2 dough balls.
+ Dough balls can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Remove from the fridge 2 hours before cooking.