Cooking Floor

The cooking floor, also known as the Baking Stone, Pizza Stone, or Biscotto Stone of a wood oven, also known as the hearth or baking surface, is a critical component in achieving optimal cooking results. It refers to the area where the food is placed for baking or cooking inside the oven. The cooking floor is typically made of a durable, heat-resistant material, such as fire bricks or refractory tiles. These materials are chosen for their ability to withstand high temperatures and distribute heat evenly. The cooking floor absorbs and radiates heat, providing a consistent and controlled cooking environment. It is important to preheat the cooking floor sufficiently before placing the food to ensure proper cooking. The type and condition of the cooking floor can significantly impact the texture and flavor of the food, particularly in wood-fired ovens, where the cooking floor can impart a characteristic smoky flavor to the dishes.