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Enameled Cast Iron

Enameled cast iron pans work great in a pizza oven. The cast iron core absorbs the oven’s heat and uses it to cook your dishes with gentle warmth and humidity. There are a couple of things to be aware of.

  1. Don’t make your bread in a cast iron dutch oven in a pizza oven. Your pizza oven is a steam bread oven! If you want additional steam for your bread, preheat a pans in your oven and add either water or ice cubes to it when you add your bread.
  2. Not all dutch oven lid handles can withstand the 800ºF+ high temperatures your oven can reach. Read about your pan or dutch oven before trying it. You might accidentally damage an expensive pan.
  3. We think that dutch ovens do a lot better in pizza ovens at moderate temperature. The idea behind a casserole bakes in a dutch oven is its ability slowly, and gently bake dishes in a moist environment that take some time to cook. Make a casserole and put it in a moderate temperature oven and just let it bake.
  4. If you are getting a new pan for your pizza oven, consider getting a Lodge cast iron, non-enameled dutch oven. It’s fast less expensive than a fancy French dutch oven, it works just as well, and you don’t need to worry about scorching and cleaning its decorative enamel outer coating. It will fit right in with your wood-fired oven.