Curing a wood-fired pizza oven is a crucial process to gradually and safely prepare the oven for high-temperature cooking. This typically involves a series of controlled fires over several days, allowing the oven’s construction materials to gradually dry and cure, preventing potential cracks or structural issues. Initially, small, low-intensity fires are lit to eliminate any residual moisture and prevent rapid temperature changes that could damage the oven. Gradually, the fires are increased in size and temperature, ensuring even heating throughout the oven dome and floor. This curing process hardens the materials, improving their heat retention properties and overall durability. Properly cured wood-fired ovens are then ready for optimal pizza baking, as they can reach and maintain the high temperatures required for creating authentic, crispy, and delicious pizzas.