Wood fired oven FAQ

Frequently asked questions about how to use wood with your wood 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 fired oven?

Ooni multi-fuel pizza ovens can be used with wood and charcoal as standard. Optionally, you can also purchase a gas burner that gives you the option of running your oven on LPG cooking gas!

Mango tree wood, which is easily available in most parts of India is the best choice for wood fired ovens. Mango wood can easily be found online by searching for 'havan' wood. It should also be easy to find around local hardware markets.

In the mountains of north India, mango tree wood may be difficult to find. In this case Oak wood is a good choice.

We recommend using pieces of hardwood approximately 15cm/6in long as shown below.

Where can I find wood for my wood fired oven?

How do I light my oven using wood?

First, check that your Ooni wood 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 small stack of burning charcoal in the fuel tray, followed by a layer of wood.

Once you have a nice fire going, add more fuel. Close 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, adding too much at once can smother the flame.

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

How do I extinguish my wood fired oven?

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