If there’s one thing that all Americans can agree upon, it’s that pizza is delicious! In this country, we have more than 100 acres of pizza per day, or about 3 billion pizzas each year!  There are as many different styles of pizzas and toppings as there are hungry mouths waiting to be fed.

Pizza purists insist that the only REAL pizza is cooked in a wood-fired oven. This goes back to the days in Italy centuries ago when pizza was first developed. To get a wood-fired pizza, you used to have to go to an authentic restaurant, but now you can cook it yourself in your own backyard kitchen.

Besides getting the “authentic” pizza experience, why get a pizza oven? Here are some reasons you should.

You’ll Be Able to Make Delicious Pizza

The best type of pizza to make at home is the Neapolitan style. They don’t have a ton of toppings and can be thrown together very quickly just using fresh dough, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and fresh mozzarella. The wood-fired oven can cook this pizza so that the crust is crisp on the top and chewy on the bottom!

Your Pizza will be WAY Better than Delivery

When most pizzas are delivered, the slices have already begun to cool off. The grease and cheese and toppings have leaked into the cardboard pizza box and the dough is soggy….no bueno!  Also, if the restaurant got the toppings wrong, you’ll either have to eat it as is or complain and wait for a replacement to be delivered.

The Fire is Very Hot

A wood-fired pizza oven can generate heat of up to 1200°. Once you’ve prepared the pizza to your exact specifications, it can be completely cooked in as little as 2 minutes. Fast cooking boosts the flavor of food, and the smokiness of the wood enhances the taste of the pizza.

Pizza Ovens are Fun

Preparing your pizza can be a great experience for every member of the family, and they can each make their own before cooking it perfectly in your pizza oven.

Wood-fired pizza ovens can be a great addition to your backyard or patio. They cook food quickly and evenly while giving the indoor kitchen a break. At Tri-County Hearth & Patio we have a large selection of pizza ovens.  We are a family-owned and operated business located on Old Washington Road in Waldorf, Maryland, and have been serving the area for over 30 years. We offer our customers the largest selection of patio furniture, fireplaces, inserts, stoves, BBQ grills, and outdoor accessories in all of Southern Maryland. Plus, our sales and service professionals are proficient in all things patio and hearth. Visit our website for more information, or if you’re ready to optimize the enjoyment of your home, give us a call at 301-843-1771.