Brick ovens are a popular choice for pizza enthusiasts. They provide an authentic brick oven experience. However, brick ovens require regular maintenance in order to function properly and produce delicious food.
In this blog, we will discuss the basics of brick oven maintenance, including the tools you will need and the steps you should take to keep yours in good condition.
The Tools You Will Need to Clean Your Brick Oven
Before we get started, let’s talk about the tools you will need to properly clean your brick oven.
First, you will need a stiff brush. This brush will help you remove debris and dirt from the surface oven. Next, you will need a soft cloth. This cloth can be used to wipe down the inside and remove any residue that has built up on the surfaces.
1. Collect the Ash
The first step in brick oven maintenance is to collect the ash that has accumulated in the bottom of your oven. You will find that brick ovens collect quite a bit of ash because of the high temperatures that they regularly reach.
2. Scoop Out the Ash
Once you have collected all of the ash from your brick oven, you will need to scoop it out. You can use a shovel or a dustpan to scoop out the ash. Be sure to dispose of the ash in a safe manner, such as in a garbage can or dumpster.
3. Scrape Off Baked Debris
After you have scooped out all of the ash, you will need to scrape off any baked debris that has accumulated on the surfaces of your brick oven. You can use your stiff brush to remove any debris that is clinging to the surface. Copper-wired brushes are best for scraping away the baked-on debris.
4. Final Sweep
Once you have removed all of the ash and debris, you will need to give it a final sweep. This sweep will help remove any residue that has been left behind by the cleaning process. You can use your soft cloth to wipe down the inside of your brick oven and remove any residue that has been left behind.
How Round Grove Products Can Help
If you are looking for help with brick oven maintenance, look no further than Round Grove Products! Our team of experts is here to help you learn to keep your oven in good condition so that you can continue to enjoy delicious pizzas and bread. Contact us today to learn more about our beautiful brick ovens and outdoor fireplaces.