Aussie-made products just aren’t as easy to find as they used to be. Whether we’re talking about the phasing out of the Australian-built Holden Commodore or the difficulty to find Aussie-made tools and equipment, you’ll find that it just gets harder and harder.
So, when you’re buying a pizza oven, you should always look for an Australian-made pizza oven – and, luckily, they’re not too difficult to find. When your pizza oven is made by a local, for a local household, you can guarantee that it’s built to last in the challenging Aussie climate. First up, we’ll give you a couple of examples of where not to buy pizza ovens.
Where NOT to buy them
- Cheap Chinese websites
There are a heap of Chinese websites out there which offer incredibly low priced products which are also of an incredibly low quality. Sure, they might be fine for a two-dollar laser pointer which works for a couple of days and has questionable safety standards. But for an outdoor pizza oven which you’re going to be cooking at high temperatures with? Don’t even think about it!
Buying second-hand is a great option for lots of products: cars, clothes, musical instruments – but not pizza ovens. Unless you’re already an expert on inspecting outdoor pizza ovens for quality and condition, you shouldn’t buy a pizza oven second-hand. There could be internal hairline fractures in the bricks which could result in bigger cracks as time goes by. Buying gives you peace of mind – most pizza oven manufacturers offer a warranty.
- A bloke on Gumtree
There might be a bloke on Gumtree who claims to be an expert pizza oven maker, but really he’s just a brickie with a side-hustle. He might be able to make you a decent pizza oven, but in terms of brick quality and craftsmanship, you can’t ever be sure. Pizza oven builders need to use the highest quality refractory bricks that are able to with stand 1500 degrees of heat.
Where you should buy Australian-made pizza ovens
Pizza ovens should be bought from a reputable Australian business who source their material locally and manufacture locally too. This way, you’re achieving a few great things: 1) you’re stimulating the Aussie economy, 2) you’re helping a local business and 3) you’re investing in a high quality pizza oven that comes with a warranty.
Does this sound like the Aussie-made pizza oven you’re looking for? Get in touch with Sydney Fire Bricks! They’re Australia’s best team of pizza oven manufacturers, specialising in outdoor pizza ovens, fire pits and more. Their refractory bricks are rated to 1500 degrees Celsius, ensuring that they can withstand the heat of all your cooking needs. Contact Sydney Fire Bricks to get a fantastic pizza oven delivered Australia-wide.