Infrared Thermometer

Infrared thermometers can be a useful tool for measuring the temperature in a wood pizza oven. Unlike traditional probe thermometers, which require direct contact with the surface being measured, infrared thermometers can measure temperature from a distance using infrared technology. This makes them convenient for checking the surface temperature of the oven walls, floor, or even the pizza itself without having to physically touch them.

When using an infrared thermometer with a wood pizza oven, it’s important to keep in mind a few considerations. First, make sure the infrared thermometer is designed for high-temperature applications and can accurately measure the range of temperatures typically encountered in a pizza oven. Additionally, it’s crucial to understand that the infrared thermometer will measure the surface temperature, which may not reflect the internal temperature of the oven or the exact temperature experienced by the pizza.

To get the most accurate readings, aim the infrared thermometer at the target surface and make sure it’s within the manufacturer’s recommended distance range. Keep in mind that the temperature readings may vary depending on the location being measured due to heat distribution differences within the oven. To obtain a comprehensive understanding of the oven’s temperature, it’s advisable to take readings from multiple areas and average them for a more representative value.