Stefano Ferrara Napoli!
Why did we go with a Stefano Ferrara Napoli oven?
In earlier post I shared our "Wood Burning Oven Dilemma" (7/28/11). Deciding which oven wasn’t an easy decision as all 3 wood burning ovens are great products. We had been thinking about pursuing Vera Pizza Napolenta certification and one of VPN’s requirements is to use a dome oven. This helped us narrow down to two products.
Michael Fairholme, the consultant for wood burning ovens has been impartial in pointing out differences between each product. He had read my Blog, and strongly recommended Stefano Ferrara Napoli because the oven is produced in Naples while the other one is made in Northern Italy. Stefano Ferrara Napoli oven also has type hood II built in which would eliminate the need to install a separate type II hood above the pizza oven.
In order to make our final decision, we went to Michael's warehouse to look at Stefano Ferrara ovens. My gosh, model 130 is huge. We also saw his wood burning oven trailer and we would to get one. Maybe next phase.
We placed the order through Michael and settled on a model 120 because of its size. At this very moment, our oven has just been shipped out of Naples, Italy. We cannot wait for it to arrive in Oakland, California next month. In the meantime Patty Foo Hampton, our interior designer, is working on the outer shell design. It is going to be a fun project for us!