After cooking up some delectable at-home za, you’ll want to properly clean and care for your new pizza oven. Again, as with the safety measures there are some basic tips and tricks you’ll want to be aware of as a pizza oven owner.
If you’re cleaning a wood-burning pizza oven, follow these steps:
1. Once your pizza oven has cooled, use an ash rake to collect the ash and wood remnants into a pile near the oven’s mouth.
2. Using the ash rake, or a fireplace shovel, scoop the ash out of the oven to the best of your ability.
3. Store the debris in an ashcan for disposal later.
4. Using an oven brush, scrape away any baked-on or burnt food remnants from the oven. Brush out any remaining ash. Note: According to Family Handyman, you should ONLY use brushes with brass or copper bristles, so as not to damage your oven, and AVOID soap.
If you’re cleaning a gas-heated pizza oven, things are a little simpler. First remove the pizza stone once it has cooled and wipe it down with a damp cloth. Like with the wood-burning stove, you can also use an oven brush to scrape away any additional debris. Next, spray down the oven’s interior with white vinegar and wipe it down with a cloth. Pop that pizza stone back in and you’re good to go!