Roccbox is a portable, affordable alternative to traditional dome pizza ovens. It’s a stylish product that can cook with a wood or gas burner and has just launched after successfully raising over $1 million through crowdfunding. After backing the product and unboxing my Roccbox, I was ready to cook.
Although I’d planned to cook first with gas, I ended up using the wood fired burner and set about heating up the oven. As I had found when I first fired it up, I found it difficult to get the oven up to over 300° when measured by the in built temperature gauge. However, a check with an infra red temperature gun in the middle of the baking stone showed it to be significantly hotter than the in-built gauge suggested.
Once I had measured 275° on the stone floor, I started to cook. I was cooking each pizza in about 3 minutes, which I was perfectly happy with. It was fantastic. Just as there was a little charring on the edges, I turned each pizza round with the steel peel that came with Roccbox. This worked brilliantly and made for a nice even cooking all round.
I found it a bit difficult to keep the burner fed with enough wood to keep the temperature up, particularly when I was back and forth to the kitchen a bit with pizza bases and toppings. Nonetheless, I think I will be better at this with practice and it certainly tasted great.
All in all a big success, and there was even enough for us to have cold on the beach near home the next day.
I’m really looking forward to using my Roccbox wood fired oven more and will hopefully get some good use out of it before the end of summer and into the Autumn.