The Mezzo Oven
The Mezzo Oven, as owned by Simon King, one half of the legendary Hairy Bikers, as seen on BBC 2's Hairy Bikers, read about it here...
The Mezzo 76 Oven
The Mezzo 76 Oven is our medium-sized, authentic wood fired oven exclusively designed and hand cast by the Stone Bake Oven Company in the U.K.
The Mezzo 76 Oven can be installed indoors or outdoors. The Mezzo is made from a dense, high-heat insulating material, ensuring the oven retains heat for hours on end, enabling you to cook many dishes in just one firing. The Mezzo 76 Oven can be used just 'as it comes' or alternatively, it can be 'built in' for your own unique design finish.
The Mezzo is easy to assemble and arrives ready to use, each oven is Kiln dried before dispatch, meaning no tricky and timely curing fires. Fire up your Mezzo 76 Oven and reach cooking temperatures (500°C) in as little as 25 minutes and retain heat for hours. The Mezzo Oven has Micro-Mesh Technology which reinforces the strength and durability of your oven, ensuring it lasts for years to come.
The Mezzo 76 Oven's internal cooking diameter is 760mm. Combining quality and affordability the Mezzo 76 Oven can cook whole pieces of meat, 2-3 dishes at a time, or 2-3 pizza's at a time. The Mezzo oven is appropriate for cooking singular dishes through to catering for a large party.
Wood roasted lobster cooked using our Primo oven by Tom, our chief
With an internal cooking diameter of 760mm, you can cater for one, for the whole family or for a large party with the Mezzo Oven.
You can cook virtually anything in a wood fired oven, from authentic crispy Pizza's in less than 90 seconds to a vast range of dishes in a third less cooking time.
Capable of hot and cold smoking, speciality bread making, and much more, make sure you get the most from your Mezzo Oven and master roasting, grilling, pasta cooking, searing, steaming and baking with the Stone Bake Oven Company's Cooking Techniques Guide and our tried and tested recipes section.
The Mezzo Oven is a unique design owned by the Stone Bake Oven Company. Its seamless, curved dome ensures even heat dispersion throughout the oven chamber, whilst the dense base absorbs and re-radiates heat to ensure precise cooking environments. The internal dimensions of the oven dome, flue and oven entrance ensures a balance between adequate oxygen to the fire and ensuring your oven is as fuel efficient as possible.
The Mezzo Oven is made from a mix of reclaimed insulating aggregate and a refractory binding material, this ensures your oven has excellent thermal properties whilst being environmentally conscious. The Mezzo Oven's thickness is a balance between excellent heat retention and fast heat up times, whilst a carefully balanced alumina content contributes to the ovens porosity and overall its cooking environment.
Exclusive to the Stone Bake Oven Company the Mezzo Oven utilises re-enforcement technology to ensure your oven can expand and contract during the oven's heat cycles, whilst still retaining its structural integrity and strength. To learn how the Stone Bake Oven Company stays environmentally friendly see our Environment Page.
The Mezzo Oven is delivered in three parts, the dome (1 part) and the two part base. These simply fit together without the need for adhesive. A standard 500mm single skin, stainless steel flue is included with the Mezzo Oven.
When installing your Mezzo Oven, building work is optional. You can assemble the oven in its core form and use the oven immediately. The Stone Bake Oven Company recommend you use the Stone Bake Oven Sealant twice per year to keep your oven water repellent and to protect it from the elements.
Alternatively you can 'build in' your Mezzo Oven by insulating and rendering it when using it indoors and out. See below, customising your Mezzo Oven.
Customising Your Mezzo Oven
The Mezzo Oven may be purchased and used 'as is' or alternatively you can build the oven in. Building in your oven can have many benefits; from a customised design to protection from elements and increased heat retention and cooking ability.
Finishing your Mezzo Oven to your own design is easy. Do It Yourself with a customised enclosure made from your own choice of materials, from stone, brick or standard block work and render. Find more information on how to insulate and render your oven in the Mezzo Manual. Find build pictures in the Stone Bake Gallery.
Once you have built an enclosure around the Mezzo Oven there is no need to weather-proof your oven. Adding an insulating enclosure will add to the Mezzo's thermal qualities and boost fuel efficiency. Heat retention of the Mezzo Oven will advance from 5+ hours to over 13+ hours and increase the cooking diversity of your Mezzo Oven.
Alternative flue packages are available.
When installing a flue system the Stone Bake Oven Company recommend you comply with current government building regulations. Click here for further information on Twin Walled Flue Systems and Approved Document J.