Vent Arch

The vent arch in a wood pizza oven refers to the curved structure located above the oven entrance or oven mouth. It is an architectural feature that helps guide the flow of heat and smoke up and out of the oven through the chimney or vent system. The vent arch is typically constructed using heat-resistant materials, such as refractory bricks or stones, to withstand the high temperatures generated by the fire. It serves several important functions, including directing the heat towards the top of the oven for even cooking, creating a path for smoke and combustion gases to escape, and promoting efficient ventilation. The design of the vent arch can vary, with different shapes and sizes depending on the specific oven style or personal preference. A well-designed vent arch plays a crucial role in maintaining proper airflow, heat distribution, and smoke evacuation, contributing to the optimal performance of the wood pizza oven.