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List of the types of pizza oven cooking

The number of ways you can cook in a pizza oven is virtually limitless. It does everything your conventional oven and your grill can do, and it does them all better. Here’s a list of ways you can use a pizza oven—feel free to add your own.

  • Fire in the oven for pizza making at 750-900ºF+
  • Hot coals in a very hot 600ºF+ oven to quickly sear vegetables, fish, thin cuts of meat and appetizers in cast iron cookware
  • Grill over live coals on a Tuscan grill at 500ºF for great steaks
  • Live coals in a hot 450ºF+ oven for traditional roasting of meat and vegetables in terracotta bakeware
  • Preheat a cast iron grill pan in a 450ºF+ oven with some coals for great grill marks
  • Keep some active coals in your 400ºF oven while you make a Spanish paella
  • Keep some dying coals in your 375ºF oven while you roast large cuts of meat and poultry
  • Clean out the coals of your 550ºF oven, swab it with a damp cloth (not wet) and start baking bread
  • Clean out the coals of your 450ºF oven and fill it with baking sheets for retained heat roasting
  • Clean out the coals of your 400ºF oven and bake great focaccia
  • Let your oven fall to 375ºF and bake quick breads, cakes and cookies
  • Let your oven fall to 300ºF and make great beans and lentils
  • Let your oven fall to 200ºF and dry fruit and nuts

For more details, read our article on Understanding Pizza Oven Temperature Ranges.