Wood and charcoal fired oven FAQ

Frequently asked questions about how to use wood and charcoal with your wood and charcoal fired pizza oven. If you have a question which has not been answered below, please feel free to get in touch with us.

What kind of fuel can I use with my Ooni wood and charcoal fired oven?

Ooni wood and gas fired ovens come with a wood and charcoal burner as a standard. You can use any charcoal that is suitable for cooking, as well as pieces of dry hardwood that is suitable for cooking in this burner.

We also have awesome gas burner attachments for wood and charcoal fired ovens that gives you the option of running your oven on cooking gas!

How do I light my oven using wood and charcoal?

First, check that your Ooni wood and charcoal fired oven is ready to be fired up: Remove the chimney cap, open the chimney vents and put on the door.

Remove the fuel hatch and place a layer of charcoal or a small stack of wood in the wood and charcoal burner. Our favourite methods for lighting wood and charcoal are a gas blowtorch or suitable kindling.

Once you have a nice burn going, add more fuel. Replace the hatch and leave your oven to preheat for 20-30 minutes. Keep an eye on the fire and add more fuel as needed. Remember, less is more and adding too much at once can smother the flame.

You can use charcoal and wood on their own, but we love combining the two for an even heat and unbeatable flavour.

How do I extinguish my wood and charcoal fired oven?

Let the fire burn down naturally and leave your oven to cool.

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