Outdoor Living

Aug 04
BY Angela Slater
rib eye steak cooked in the Alfa wood fired pizza oven
Add a few accessories to make the most of your oven The absolute essential Alfa accessory is the Peel Set as it contains the rake needed to push the fire to one side after the logs are well alight. Essential for sweeping away the ashes is the brush with brass bristles, which ensure that the ceramic refractory floor isn’t damaged. READ MORE
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Aug 03
BY Angela Slater
Fire in the Alfa wood fired pizza oven
Use highly nutritious wood ash to enrich your soil and boost plant growth Wood ash left over from cooking in your wood fired oven can be put to several uses so consider re-cycling it before you throw it into the bin. The amount of wood ash left over from using the Alfa will depend upon the temperature you have achieved when cooking; the higher the temperature the less ash remaining. When brushing... READ MORE
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Jul 27
BY Angela Slater
Alfa Toto wood fired grilloven
Whatever the weather Alfa just shrugs it off Your Alfa doesn’t really need any special attention over the winter as the double layer dust coating is perfectly capable of coping with harsh weather. If you want to keep your oven looking pristine for longer or if it is situated in a really windy spot then move it under shelter of a porch or into an open fronted structure. READ MORE
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Jul 26
BY Angela Slater
Sweet pizza with raspberries, banana, maple syrup & chocolate baked on the Alfa
Delicious roasts, stews, pies, bread; cook anything in your pizza oven The Alfa ovens are more versatile than just for baking pizza; anything you can cook in your kitchen, you can cook in your Alfa. The intensity of the heat can be adjusted to cook almost anything. Pizzas, burgers, steaks, kebabs, fish and anything which can be cooked quickly are cooked at the beginning when the oven is hottest.... READ MORE
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Jul 26
BY Angela Slater
Sirloin steak cooking on the Alfa 4 Pizze wood fired oven
Leave your robust Alfa oven outside all year The Alfa ovens can safely be left outside all year round, although if you do want to keep it looking pristine for as long as possible it would be better kept underneath a porch or some sort of shelter. The outer coating is a double layer dust coating which is perfectly capable of shrugging off even the worst weather. Don’t leave it positioned in a very... READ MORE
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Jul 26
BY Angela Slater
Alfa Domo gas fired pizza oven
Easily move your Alfa around the garden or patio Alfa Domo gas fired oven; pictured above (Image courtesy of Alfa) READ MORE
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Jul 25
BY Angela Slater
Sunday lunch (roast loin of pork) cooked on the Alfa wood fired oven
Alfa developed technology ensures the outside of the oven stays cool Alfa have developed the unique ForninoxTM technology which combines a standard refractory floor with a nickel-free stainless steel dome. The dome is insulated with ceramic refractory fibre which can shield the user from temperatures as high as 1260C (2300F), so more than adequate to protect anyone who touches the dome whilst in... READ MORE
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Jul 25
BY Angela Slater
Focaccia with olives and rosemary cooked in the Alfa wood fired oven
Use your cooling oven to cook bread; dry fruit, meringues and green wood Again how long your fuel lasts in the Alfa depends upon how much wood you use on the fire. The Alfa ForninoxTM technology means these ovens are extremely well insulated and retain the heat for longer, therefore taking less fuel than a conventional brick oven. We cooked a 2.5kg (5lb 8oz) rib of beef with just one addition of... READ MORE
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Jul 25
BY Angela Slater
Pizza cooking in the Alfa 4 pizze wood fired oven
Cook delicious pizza with as little as 6 pieces of seasoned hardwood The amount of wood you use in your Alfa will depend upon the temperature you are trying to achieve, obviously the hotter the temperature the more wood you are going to need. When lighting the fire we used about 16 small pieces of kindling then once it had got hold we put on 5 – 7 average sized pieces of timber and this achieved... READ MORE
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Jul 24
BY Angela Slater
Fire in the Alfa wood fired pizza oven
Only use well-seasoned hardwood in your wood fired pizza oven As the Alfa is a wood fired oven the most crucial part of successful cooking is the wood you use. It must be kiln dried hardwood, an unseasoned softwood will leave sticky resin on the oven floor which is difficult to remove. As the soft wood is nowhere near as dense as the hardwood it burns much quicker with a less intense heat and,... READ MORE
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