Nano, the portable pizza oven that does upgrade your cooking.
The wood-fired oven is a massive cooking machine, used by many professionals in the hospitality business, especially in pizzerias. In addition to great baking performances that allow you to produce amazing pizzas, a wood-fired brick oven can evoke memories of traditional and genuine food experiences.
Over the years, interest has grown among amateur cooks and pizza makers towards using high-performance ovens that outshine standard built-in kitchen models.
Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to have a traditional wood-burning oven at home when space is in short supply, you lack a solid structure to support its weight or you can’t comply with flue installation regulations.
The home oven market has therefore adapted to the increasing demand for more versatile appliances which can be easily used, even in small spaces and which overcome the structural and operating limitations of wood-fired ovens.
The portable wood and gas-fired oven perfectly meets the needs of amateur cooks, bakers and pizza makers. In this article, we will focus on the advantages of mobile ovens and the benefits that they can bring to your cooking skills. Then, we will highlight the features of Nano, the smallest and lightest oven in the Alfa range, that clearly rivals commercial wood-fired oven for performances but with the added bonus of being easy to move.
The advantages of a portable pizza oven.
The traditional wood-fired oven has a bulkier and heavier structure than the run-of-the-mill electric kitchen oven as it is designed to be used more often and to bake larger quantities of food. This is particularly true for commercial models that must offer a wide array of products.
The brick wood-fired oven can weigh up to two tons as the refractory materials with which is built must have high density and enough specific weight to provide great heat capacity.
Reducing weight is the key to building portable wood and gas-fired ovens and Alfa managed to do so by using ForninoxTM technology which consists in covering the refractory structure with a STAINLESS-steel dome that is much lighter than brick but with the same insulation capability.
As a result, Alfa combines solid structure with easy mobility to produce high-performance ovens. Let’s see their main advantages:
- They can be used both indoors and outdoors
- They can be moved outside/inside according to the weather or season
- They furnish any place by enhancing the aesthetic impact
- They are natural crowd-pleasers in homes, restaurants or pizzerias
- They enable cooks to develop and master the direct heat of the flame
- They stimulate creativity and help create new recipes
Do you want to know which is the best oven for you?
1. It can be used both indoors and outdoors
You can easily move your portable wood-burning oven daily, surely a plus in warm weather to take advantage of a terrace or a garden. Nano is small, manoeuvrable and car transportable for a happy outing with friends or family.
2. It can be moved outside/inside according to the weather or season
Being easily transportable, you can put your oven in a safe place during colder months and rainy days to keep it operating and extend its lifespan.
3. It furnishes any place by enhancing the aesthetic impact.
The outdoor wood or gas-fired oven allows you to get the most out of your outside space and it adds a touch of style to your house thanks to the charm of firewood. Alfa design combines innovation with tradition and our ovens are not only high performers but also designed to be an artistic addition to your outdoor space.
4. It’s a crowd-pleaser in the home, restaurant or pizzeria.
The portable pizza oven surely catches your guests’ eyes and allows you to cook delicious meals to make an impression. It is also interactive; as most people, when seeing a wood-fired oven for the first time, want to try their hand and learn more.
5. It enables cooks to develop and master the direct heat of the flame.
Cooking with firewood allows you to use an eco-friendly, cheap, sustainable fuel that captures the spirit of this age. In addition, the taste of food cooked on firewood is something really unique that can vary according to the different types of wood.
6. It stimulates creativity and helps create new recipes.
The wood-burning oven is perfect for cooking any dish in a different way and breaking new ground owing to the high temperatures it reaches but, most of all, it’s simply the best appliance for baking bona fide Neapolitan pizza in just one minute.
How to improve your cooking with Nano.
After a general overview of portable wood-fired ovens’ benefits, let’s focus on the Nano portable wood-burning model; Alfa went to extremes to guarantee its practicality and ease of use. Nano is the smallest and lightest oven in the Alfa range and these two features are unquestionably great advantages compared to heftier appliances.
- Higher speed: a smaller cooking chamber needs less time to heat up. Alfa technology makes it possible for the oven to reach a temperature of 450°C in a mere 10 minutes.
- Low operating costs: less firewood to hit the right temperature for cooking. It bakes a pizza at a time and a few kilos of wood will do to serve plenty of food.
- Easy to move with a weight of only 50 kg.
- Small size (73x55x48 cm) to make the most of small spaces.
- Easy to install: just slot in the flue and adjust the casters’ levelling feet
Nano is practical and fast, but its performances are on a par with those of commercial ovens due to the development of Alfa technologies. Besides the ForninoxTM technology, Nano comes with the Flue System patent which upgrades heat capacity by improving air circulation inside the oven.
All in all, Nano has all the advantages of portable ovens while keeping the performance level of professional wood-fired models. In other words, it’s a commercial pizza oven in miniature.
Do you want to know which is the best oven for you?
Enjoy the benefits of Nano gas-fired oven.
The Nano oven is available with gas too. Cooking with gas is the right choice if you want speed, efficiency and control even though you will miss the smoky taste that firewood imparts to food. In addition to that, gas is surely more affordable than other fuels. The One gas-fired oven comes with a 10 cm3 smaller cooking floor (50×40 cm vs 60×40 cm) but all the space can be used for baking since there’s no need for firewood. It consumes as much as two hobs and enable you to achieve outstanding results in a hassle-free way. You can also choose between NG or LPG.
All these features make it the ideal appliance for city dwellers whose space is at premium but need a high-performance, reliable oven.
Whether you opt for a wood-fired or a gas-fired Nano, the major advantages of this model are:
- High heat capacity
- Small footprint
- Easy assembly
- Ease of use
Nano is the definite oven when you are short on space, but you don’t want to give up the performance of a large appliance. Now is the time to learn how to cook these recipes with the the new portable wood-burning/ gas-burning oven.