- "We are delighted with the wood fired oven that The Stone Bake Oven Company built for us at The Pig last summer, it was completed on time and on budget."
Robin Hutson - Limewood Group
- "The quality and range of ovens are second to none. Customer service has been exemplary throughout the process and their expertise and guidance has been very welcome."
David Connell - Exclusive Hotels
Why choose us?
- Designed and manufactured in the UK
- Competitively priced
- Defra smoke exemption pending
- Unbeatable heat retention
- Economical wood consumption meaning low fuel costs
- Available in wood only, gas only or a gas/wood combination
- Commercial oven training available
- Stand out from your competitors
- Create new customer interest
- Maximise food profit margins
- High pizza output per hour
- Reliable, non mechanical product
- Excellent culinary diversity and cooking results
The Gio Series
The Gio Series is the Stone Bake Oven Company’s range of professional Stone Bake Ovens. Hand cast in the UK, the Gio Series is available in wood fired, gas and gas/wood combination. Suitable for installation indoors and out, the Gio Oven’s enclosure can be completely customised to your style. The Gio Oven Family is available in four sizes, designed for use twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
The Gio Oven's Aesthetic Design
The Gio Oven has an integrated front arch which spans over 1.45m. The archway forms a grand entrance to the oven and doubles as a spacious area for keeping dishes warm. The shape of the oven mouth optimises the view of burning embers and increases theatrical atmosphere, keeping clientele enthralled in their dining experience, from start to finish.
Defra Exemption for Smoke Controlled Areas
The Gio Series is Defra Certified, for more information on Defra and The Stone Bake Oven Company, contact the Stone Bake Team.
The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs states, that in certain areas of the UK (mainly built up areas, i.e. London) it can be an offence to burn solid fuels without the use of an exempt appliance. Exempt appliances are appliances (ovens, wood burners and stoves) which have been exempted by Statutory Instruments (Orders) under the Clean Air Act 1993 or Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981. These have passed tests to confirm that they are capable of burning an unauthorised or inherently smoky solid fuel without emitting smoke.
- View the Gio 120 Oven Capacity
- View the Gio 140 Oven Capacity
- View the Gio 160 Oven Capacity
- View the Gio 180 Oven Capacity
The Gio 120 is capable of fitting 6 12" pizza’s on the oven's cooking hearth at one time. Assuming 3 minute cooking and manoeuvring time, this would make the hourly 12" pizza rate of 120 pizzas per hour.
The Gio 140 is capable of fitting 8 12" pizza’s on the oven’s cooking hearth at one time. Assuming 3 minute cooking and manoeuvring time, this would make the hourly 12" pizza rate of 160 pizzas per hour.
The Gio 160 is capable of fitting 11 12" pizza’s on the oven’s cooking hearth at one time. Assuming 3 minute cooking and manoeuvring time, this would make the hourly 12" pizza rate of 220 pizzas per hour.
The Gio 180 is capable of fitting 15 12" pizza’s on the oven’s cooking hearth at one time. Assuming 3 minute cooking and manoeuvring time, this would make the hourly 12" pizza rate of 300 pizzas per hour.
The Gio Oven's Cooking Capabilities
The Gio Oven is capable of cooking virtually any food type. Renowned for its Pizza, speciality bread and roasting capabilities, a wood fired oven can also deliver exceptional results with vegetable dishes, appetisers, desserts, herb/wood smoked dishes and much more.
Cooking Pizza in a Gio Oven
Renowned in the industry as a high mark up food item, Pizza is one of the UK’s most popular dishes. A Gio Series Oven is capable of cooking an authentic Neapolitan pizza in less then 90 seconds. The smallest of the Gio Oven Series is capable of cooking over 80 pizzas an hour, making the potential returns on Pizza cooking phenomenal.
The Gio Oven’s design is exclusive to the Stone Bake Oven Company. Each hand cast oven is comprised of multiple segments, 80mm thick dome segments and 65mm thick base segments. These segments interlock to form a seamless cooking environment which allows the oven to expand and contract during firing. This prevents oven cracking and increases the oven’s structural integrity. Segmentation also allows for easy installation in space restricted establishments.
The Gio's Composition, Density and Weight
The Gio Oven is made from an extremely dense mix of specialist refractory based aggregate, bound by a refractory mortar. This mix is specifically designed for its purpose, unbeatable heat retention that is more reliable, efficient and structurally sound than ovens made from clay or bricks. Outweighing competitors, the Gio Oven's weight reflects its density, thermal capabilities and quality. (See Gio Series Oven Weights in chart below).
Gio Oven Reinforcement
Each Gio Oven segment is reinforced with Micro Mesh Technology, exclusive to the Stone Bake Oven Company. These are fibres which form a complex mesh within each oven segment, adding increased structural integrity and longevity to the Gio Oven Series.
The Gio Oven's Insulation
The Gio Series are insulated with specialist high heat insulation board, placed underneath the cooking floor of the oven. This is essential for extended heat retention and high capactiy pizza cooking. The Gio dome is insulated with 1600 degree rated Fibrefrax insulation wool. Insulating the hearth and dome is one the most important parts of the installation, The Gio Ovens insulation ensures retained heat and a consistent cooking environment, for an economical and efficient wood or gas fired oven.
No Need to Cure Your Gio Oven
Unlike any other ovens, each Gio Series Oven is dried in a commercial kiln before leaving the manufacturers. This alleviates the need for timely and impractical curing fires. Once the Gio Series Oven is installed, it is ready to be used immediately.
The Gio Oven's Thermal Capabilities
Due to the specially designed material composition, densely insulated cooking floor and dome, the Gio Oven has unbeatable heat retention. Once fired to 450°C, and the last log added or gas turned off, the the oven will retain its heat for over 48 hours. The Gio Oven’s excellent thermal qualities ensures reduced wood/gas consumption and lower running costs.
Gio Oven Firing Up Times
Depending on the ovens size, the Gio Oven can reach optimum cooking temperatures (450°C) within 55 – 75 minutes when lit from cold (See Gio Series Firing Times in comparison chart below) . These firing times are based on starting the oven from cold, reduce this time to less than half, when re-lighting the oven from the previous day.
Gio Oven Gas Burners
Manufactured in Italy, The Stone Bake Oven Company’s multi-gas atmospheric burners are designed specifically for use in wood fired ovens. An excellent alternative to burning wood, the gas burner gives reliable and even oven heating, with silent running and easy to use, safe controls. Available in Natural Gas or LPG, each gas burner is CE approved, rigorously tested and comes with a certificate and guarantee.
The Gio Oven Warranty
The Gio Series are covered by a 1 year oven warranty.
The Gio Build Process
There are three main stages to the Gio Oven installation, the oven base and enclosure, oven assembly and the flue system. The Stone Bake Oven Company can take care of the entire process or break it down into stages for your affordability. Please find more detail on the build process at the bottom of the page.
The Gio Ovens Affordability
The Gio Series affordable price point is a balance between high grade, quality UK sourced refractory materials and affordability. Savings made from UK manufacturing including less product travel, no importation and freight charges, are passed directly onto the purchaser. The result is a reliable commercial oven, at an economical price to work for your business.
Gio Lead Time
Unlike other ovens, we are not restricted by importation times, our Gio Series in made here in the UK at our Stone Bake Oven Company manufacturers. The Gio Series are held in stock for a fast, turn around service.
Why Choose The Stone Bake Oven Company
Unlike other wood fired oven distributors the Stone Bake Oven Company pride themselves in being the manufacturer and distributor of all their products, giving customers the confidence they need in dealing with a member of the Stone Bake team directly, with no middlemen.
The Installation Process.
There are three main stages to installing a wood fired oven:
- 1. Building the ovens base and enclosure
- 2. Installing, insulating and sealing the wood fired oven
- 3. Installing the flue system or extraction system
We can manage the entire process for you, installing the flue system, building the base and enclosure as well as installing the oven, leaving your hands free to run your business, causing minimum disruption to you.
Being aware that your budget and bottom line is important to you, we have developed this option to be more affordable , saving you roughly around a third of the cost of us managing the entire process. We will break the installation stages down for you to make the process more affordable. You employ a local builder to build the ovens enclosure, you employ an extraction company to fit the flue and we install the oven. This is very easy and clear to follow with the detailed manuals we provide. Please ask a member of staff for more details and manuals.
If you have any questions please call us
on: 0845 8340252 or enquire online…