Carbon Burn Off

Where the dome of a pizza oven becomes clear or white, is often referred to as “dome clearing” or “whitening” and is related to the process of carbon burn-off in wood-fired ovens. When the interior dome of a wood-fired pizza oven reaches high temperatures during operation, any accumulated soot, carbon deposits, and residues from previous cooking sessions will gradually burn off and turn into ash. As this carbon burn-off occurs, you might notice that the dome’s interior changes color from darker to a lighter shade, often appearing white or clear. This visual change indicates that the organic material on the dome’s surface is being incinerated, leaving behind a cleaner, ash-covered interior. Dome clearing is a sign that the oven is being heated to high temperatures, which is crucial for optimal pizza baking conditions