About Gas Pizza Ovens
Pizza is an Italian dish consisting of an oven-baked, flat, usually round bread base usually topped with tomato sauce and cheese. The name is derived from the Greek word pitta, and the idea seems to originate in a Ancient Greek habit of topping similarly flat pitta breads with oil, herbs and cheese - still vital ingredients of the pizza. The modern pizza was invented in Naples, and the concept has since spread into almost every national diet worldwide, with many modifications and variations, most of which involve adding additional ingredients to the basic tomato and cheese topping. Pizza may be baked, fried or grilled from the top, and various thicknesses of dough are used.
Stonebaking, by placing bricks above the heat source, is an extremely popular method of cooking pizza. Gas pizza ovens are chosen by many busy restaurants for their efficiency and ability to produce consistent quality. Because they use naked flames, they create a rustic flavour similar to that from authentic brick wood-fired pizza ovens, but for considerably less effort. Making an excellent pizza using a gas pizza oven is much easier and requires less specific skill and training, and there's no need to obtain a special wood-burning permit, as gas pizza overs run on the standard gas supply. Some may be deck ovens, where the pizza is slid in and out on a long paddle, but many also feature a 'conveyor belt' design for extra convenience. Stainless steel ovens are generally easier to keep clean in a high-pressure catering environment.