Wood-Fired Ovens: Is a Barrel Oven for You?

The barrel oven is a functional, efficient wood-fired oven with a short pre-heating period.

"Build Your Own Barrel Oven" is a guide to selecting an efficient wood-fired oven with instructions on how to build a Barrel Oven.
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The Barrel Oven is great for people who are interested in baking more often and for those who are likely to want to use wood as a primary fuel source.
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People interested in a Barrel Oven may or may not already have a gas or electric oven, so the wood-fired oven can either be complementary or provide new baking possibilities.
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Mother and daughter share the joy of pulling a pizza out of an oven they built.
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The Barrel Oven from Friespeaking includes the barrel, an insulated door with custom hinges and two oven racks. The “kit” option includes a firebox door, ash grate and ash drawer which doubles as an air register.
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The Barrel Oven offers surprising convenience because it is hot and ready to bake in within 15-20 minutes of lighting a fire.
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This Barrel Oven design features a built-in counter, room for wood storage, and cover enough for the baker.
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