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Well I don’t know how it happened but we are sliding towards Christmas people! Those first [lovely but scary] super-organised people have got their orders in and so I thought I’d better put something up to remind all the normal and last minute shoppers (like me!) out there of what Chrissie season looks like for us...
OK so Pete is working hard to build stock up, but no matter how much prep and squirreling away he does, because he hand makes everything himself (well, with help from a couple of seasonal elves 😀), he does eventually run out of pre-made and polished tool faces to fill orders with and once that happens he really bogs down, as he’s basically back to cutting each tool face individually out of stainless sheet and dowelling handles out of timber one at a time and etching nameplates to order. Once we get to that stage, the pace of production slows to pre-industrial revolution levels!
This scary slowdown usually happens mid to late November and whilst he keep hammering away right up until The Big Day, if you want to be sure to have your tools before Chrissie, you don’t want to leave your order too late: end of November for US & UK orders, early December for Aussie ones will ensure you get what you need and that it’s delivered in time. After that, well it depends...
Other thing to think about if you’re buying oven tools as a present is to find out what you can about the person’s oven. Because we custom make all our tools, having some sizing, or an oven make and model, or a picture, or whatever you can discover, will help. We don’t want you to give the game away and we do have some sneaky techniques for getting sizing from minimal info, but the more info we have the better the tools will be and sometimes it takes a bit of time to sort that. You’ll find some sizing and selection info on our FAQ page.
Final thing to consider is that, if you want your mezzaluna blade stamped or your oven tool handle engraved with a message, then these things take extra time (particularly if it’s a family present and you’ve got to consult everybody about font and wording choices etc 😀), so best to start on organising that early! We have a little tool to help you visualise how your engraving will look on our Customise Your Tools page.
OK well, now I’ve scared myself a bit too ,so I better go try and organise something or boss Pete about so I feel a bit more in control!
Pete and Tracy
Our Bona Fides
We get some great press for our hand forged wood fired pizza oven tools, but the best press we can have is YOUR recommendation: word of mouth, face book mentions, insta pixs, blog posts..
We are soooo lucky that we get such great support from you, because we do no advertising at all, not even Google leads etc, we just rely on YOU: getting your tools, loving them, telling your friends...
We’re planning to get more social media active but we’ve always had a Comments Page here on the site and of course there’s over 1400 customer photos of their inspirational wood fired pizza ovens that you’ve sent in to us to view up in our Photos of Wood Fired Pizza Ovens.
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Photos from Wood Fired Pizza Ovens Gallery
As well as being the best damn customer recommendations EVER, our photo albums are full of amazing wood fired pizza ovens, making them a real resource if you're dreaming up an oven of your own. There's bound to be a style that would look good at your place or some ideas you can incorporate in your schemes and dreams...
George Calombaris Says:
OH and whilst we’re on the subject of customer recommendations, we got a lovely video from George Calombaris a couple of years ago (holding one of our pizza peels):
George Calombaris is one of Australia's top chefs and is equally recognised as one of the original judges on MasterChef Australia, the highest rating show on OZ TV.
The oven behind him in this clip is a beautiful The Fire Brick Co creation and he is right: it is a work of art!
Channel 9 MasterChef Sightings
Speaking of MasterChef Australia, our wood fired pizza oven tools have actually been featured in 3 series.
In Season 10 - Episode 33 (first aired June 20th, 2018) our pizza oven tools appeared in an Outdoor Cooking Challenge. It was an interesting episode and possibly could have been titled HOW NOT TO COOK WITH FIRE! That said, if you’re a newbie and struggling a bit with your temps etc, it does show you that everyone starts their fire cooking journey somewhere!
Our tools also featured in Season 8 - Episode 24 (first aired June 1st, 2016). In this team challenge you can see our oven tools in the background of George Calombaris’s beautiful new (back then) Hellenic Republic Restaurant in Kew.
You can also see the stunning oven The Fire Brick Co built for him.
OH and way back in Season 4 we were very excited (our first major press splash!) when we saw Filippo Silvestro (a customer of ours from up in North Queensland) as a Top 50 contestant. In the background story they did on him, he was cooking dinner for his family, wielding his peel AND mezzaluna and making awesome pizzas.
Other Exciting Reality TV Sightings
You can see our tools on The Block 2020 (season 16, episode 48, Backyard Reveal) featured in Luke and Jasmin's Pizza Party Pit (between 52.22 and 53.06).
And on the 2021 season of Married At First Sight, Johnny and Kerry have themselves a very romantic pizza dinner at the stunning Kalinya Estate in Bargo NSW. Johnny cooks using our tools!
Did you see our tools on the ABC TV series Pine Gap?
We had no idea the tools were on there, but we got lots of calls after episode 2 first aired because the tools were featured prominently in the head American spy’s futuristic house and a whole pile of eagle eyed customers noticed! The outdoor area of this house is truly amazing. We have more stills from the episode up in our Photos of Wood Fired Pizza Ovens (album no 5) if you’d like to see and the series is also available on Netflix now.
Earth Garden Publications
Here in Australia, these Earth Garden magazines - Backyard Ovens vol 1 & 2 – are very popular publications because they feature real people, real ovens and real recipes. We’re in both and we also have a few recipes in the Earth Garden Cookbook: Wood Oven Recipes too Pete's favourite cake (The Blacksmith's Breakfast Cake) and a lovely Whole Roast Cauliflower done Indian style...
One of the episodes of SBS's show Who Do You Think You Are is about Paul Mercurio star of Strictly Ballroom and host of Mercurio's Menu and apart from being a really interesting story, there he is, in his backyard, with an Alfresco oven from Sydney Heaters and a full set of our tools! Apparently he made pizzas for everyone the day they were filming. There’s some more nice stills taken on the day up in our Customer Photo Gallery.
It’s popular now to have a mission statement or something up somewhere on your site and whilst I can’t manage the policy speak, here’s what we hope we can make for you...