Hey Appliance Fans,
So last week, I discussed how ridiculously awesome Kalamazoo’s Hybrid Fire Grill is. Apparently, that wasn’t enough for my readers (you guys are so demanding, sheesh!), so let me talk about my favorite product from Kalamazoo: The Artisan Fire Pizza Oven. That’s right, I said pizza oven. A pizza oven that goes with your outdoor kitchen. Just so we’re on the same page, I said a PIZZA OVEN FOR YOUR OUTDOOR KITCHEN. Next to the Phillies winning the World Series or Catherine Zeta-Jones asking me out on a date, is there anything cooler? Probably not.
The most important aspect of the pizza oven is that it has two burners. One for the top and one for the bottom. Independently controlled temperature settings means you can cook any style of pizza: Neapolitan, Chicago, New York, etc. Want a crispy crust? Turn the bottom burner up. Temperatures in the pizza oven can range from 350 to 800 degrees.
I really don’t know why I’m devoting a whole section to installation because there really isn’t any install needed. All you need to do is sit the oven on your counter top, hook up the liquid propane or natural gas line, and you’ll be enjoying pizza in about twenty minutes. Don’t want to put it on your counter top? No problem. Kalamazoo offers a stand for the oven.
Yes, it’s called a pizza oven and yes it makes awesome pizzas, but let’s think outside of the box. How about making calzones? Strombolies? How about baking breads? YUM. I’m dying to try some kind of fish dish in this oven. This oven feels so rustic and earthy that I imagine baking a whole fish with herbs and other goodies– creating a meal that is reminiscent of a small, mediterranean fishing village. I might have to turn my idea over to our culinary department (www.kiefferscooks.com) to make it a reality.
In our showroom, there are only a select few appliances that are “live” — Viking’s hybrid induction range, Miele’s in wall coffee system, U-Line’s fridge/ice maker, and a Bosch dishwasher. We’re now adding the Artisan Fire Pizza Oven to that list. Obviously it goes without saying that the arrival of the pizza oven has everyone in the showroom VERY excited. As I write this, we’re planning some pizza events with Brenda Kieffer (our in house chef). I can’t wait to taste some of her creations!
Pizza Oven At a Glance
• Double-walled stainless steel construction for easy cleaning
• 24″ x 18″ professional cooking deck
• Stone-lined roof for perfectly-browned toppings
• Two custom stainless steel gas burners for balanced control
• Liquid propane or natural gas
• Counter-top design requires no installation
• Door keeps interior clean when the oven is not in use
• Overall dimensions: 30.125″ W x 30″ D x 19.5″ H
• Pizza Master’s Essentials Kit available
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