Why we love Alfa pizza ovens

Why we love Alfa pizza ovens

A Taste of Italy

By: Claire Ruhlin

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About Alfa Pizza Ovens

A family business since 1977, Alfa began as a manufacturer of traditional wood-fired ovens, focusing on improving materials for optimal thermal performance. Today, Alfa produces commercial and residential pizza ovens that are 100% artisan-made in Italy.

Thanks to advanced, highly researched technologies, Alfa pizza ovens have lower energy consumption and take less time to reach cooking temperatures than competing products. They also guarantee precise cooking and are remarkably light and easy to move.

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Alfa Pizza Ovens: Refractory Brick

Alfa pizza ovens are built by skilled artisans who specialize in working with refractory brick. Also known as fireclay, refractory bricks are blocks of ceramic material that withstand high temperatures and provide superior heat absorption and heat retention, which are essential for reaching the proper cooking temperature for pizza dough.

The refractory cooking surface is the heart of the Alfa oven. Authentic, high-density refractory bricks are produced on-site at Alfa’s factory in Anagni, Italy. Alfa pizza ovens’ refractory brick sits on a 2-inch thich base of insulation, which improves efficiency and stabilizes the temperature of the refractory surface.

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Alfa Pizza Ovens: Stainless Steel Vault

Because thermal efficiency is vital for maintaining the high temperatures required to cook pizza properly, Alfa pizza ovens feature a stainless steel vault insulated with ceramic fiber to maintain the heat inside the cooking chamber. This insulation offers nearly twice the resistance to heat as the rock wool insulation used in other pizza ovens. It also allows for quicker heat recovery between one pizza and the next and lowers the temperature of the pizza oven’s outer wall.

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Alfa Pizza Ovens: Patented Flue System

Alfa’s patented Flue System is a smoke extraction system that improves the circulation of hot air inside the cooking chamber, thus increasing Alfa pizza ovens’ thermal efficiency. This system also helps Alfa ovens use all available heat, ensuring no heat goes to waste.

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Alfa Pizza Ovens Pricing & Purchasing

Alfa pizza ovens pricing varies by model. AuthenTEAK offers a variety of Alfa pizza ovens—as well as protective covers, accessories, and storage carts—with pricing available and free shipping on every order. White Glove Delivery is also available if you’d like to leave the unpacking and assembly to the experts.