In the depths of last winter while researching wood fired ovens, I some how missed the fact that Dorset has it own wood fired oven manufacturer in the form of The Stone Bake Oven Company based in Christchurch. They produce ovens for the home and larger & I mean much larger commercial ovens (aka Gozney Professional Ovens) (these are selling like hot cakes at the moment!!!) After a few emails between each other we were soon heading towards their HQ to check out their ovens.
The company was formed in 2009 by the hugely enthusiastic Tom Gozney, who originally built his first oven and thought there must be an easier solution to this! The Stone Bake Oven Company strive to always maintain their company values. Each Stone Bake Oven is manufactured in the UK, from responsibly sourced, high grade materials.
The urban industrial unit where they are based hides the wonderful rustic feel that we found inside – open plan with the above huge oven dominating the room. We were given coffee and shown two of their domestic ovens, the Primo 60 & the Mezzo 76, they also build a large one Vento 100 but didn’t have one on show.
The Primo 60 & Mezzo 76 were solid built ovens, the domes were one complete moulded block, the base had two blocks that jointed together, the door fitted really snugly avoiding any heat lose. The Primo 60 was sat on a purpose built solid frame (again locally made), Mezzo 76 was sat on a stack of pallets (not to be recommended if you are going to fire it up!!!)
Both can be treated with a sealant and used as they are as a great pizza oven. To get the full use of these ovens, over night cooking etc. it is recommended that you cover them with insulation and build a stone/brick/render dome over them. Making them the ideal choice to be built in as part of your garden landscaping, so all you see is the door and the fire tinkling away…
Expect to hear a lot more about The Stone Bake Oven Company in the future, Tom has some wonderful new ideas that are heating up nicely!!
If you need any information about these great ovens, give them a call or drop them an email, check out their website for instructional videos or you can even arrange a visit to see them for yourself (please always call or email first)…..
The Stone Bake Oven Company
Units 18 & 19
Christchurch Business Park
0845 834 0252