Why Do You Need Pizza Oven Accessories?
When diving into the delightful world of wood-fired pizza ovens, understanding the importance of essential pizza oven accessories is key. Whether you have an outdoor pizza oven or a classic Cru oven, these tools are not just add-ons; they are integral to your experience as a pizzaiolo. With the right heavy-duty pizza oven tools, you can manage the fire, control the temperature, and handle the pizza with ease, ensuring that every pie you bake comes out as the perfect pizza. Accessories like a sturdy peel, a robust brush, and a reliable thermometer make the process more efficient and enjoyable. These tools are designed to withstand the intense heat of a wood-fired pizza oven and provide you with the precision needed for that perfect crust and evenly cooked toppings. So, embrace these accessories as your partners in the culinary art of pizza making. Their role is not just functional but also essential in elevating your pizza-making journey from good to great.
Pizza Making Essentials
Embarking on your pizza-making journey requires a few key essentials to ensure success and enjoyment. A pizza peel, particularly a metal pizza peel, is indispensable for safely placing and removing your pizza from the oven. Don't forget a sturdy scraper, vital for handling and shaping your pizza dough with precision. An infrared thermometer is a game-changer, helping you monitor the oven's temperature for that perfect crust. A pizza cutter wheel guarantees neatly sliced portions, while a pizza bubble popper is essential for maintaining an even crust. Together with these pizza oven accessories, you'll be well-equipped to craft delicious, homemade pizzas with ease and confidence.
Outdoor Pizza Oven Accessories
In the heart of your outdoor kitchen, the right accessories can elevate your pizza-making experience. A pizza stone, dishwasher safe and made from durable materials like stainless steel or cast iron, is an essential tool, ensuring evenly cooked, crisp crusts every time. Opt for a pizza rocker with its sharp, efficient blade that makes slicing your creations a breeze. These accessories, crafted to withstand the rigors of outdoor cooking, not only enhance the functionality of your outdoor pizza oven but also add to the joy of crafting the perfect pizza under the open sky. Embrace these tools for an unmatched culinary adventure.
The Cru Pizza Accessory Collection
The Cru Pizza Accessory Collection is a meticulously curated set of tools designed to enhance your pizza-making experience. This collection combines functionality with elegance, offering high-quality accessories that are as durable as they are stylish.
Cooking and Clean-up Accessories
Mastering the art of pizza-making also involves proper cooking and clean-up routines. A high-quality pizza oven brush, equipped with sturdy brass bristles, is essential for keeping your oven's surface clean and debris-free. These brass bristles are tough on residue but gentle on your oven's surface, ensuring a long-lasting clean. Don’t forget to protect your hands with oven gloves or heat-resistant gloves, a crucial accessory for safely handling hot trays and tools. These gloves provide the confidence to manage high temperatures without compromising on dexterity. Together, these accessories not only streamline your cooking process but also make clean-up a breeze, keeping your pizza-making experience enjoyable and hassle-free.
Cru Pizza Accessory Pack
Elevate your pizza-making game with the Cru Pizza Accessory kit Collection, designed for both efficiency and precision:
Aluminum Square Pizza Peel (12"x12" with 47" Handle): This tool is perfect for effortlessly inserting and removing pizzas from the oven. Its long handle ensures safety and convenience, while the addition of a turning peel allows for easy rotation and handling of the pizza during cooking, ensuring an evenly baked crust.
Aluminum Round Pizza Spinner (13" Diameter, 47" Adjustable Handle): Ideal for maneuvering and spinning pizzas inside the oven, this tool offers precision control during cooking. The added feature of a perforated pizza peel enhances its functionality, allowing for better heat circulation and an even cook.
Brass Brush with 47" Aluminum Handle: Essential for cleaning the refractory brick of your oven, ensuring a pristine cooking surface.
6" Stainless Steel Bench Scraper: A versatile tool for dough handling and cleaning work surfaces.
14" Stainless Steel Pizza Cutter: Guarantees perfect slices every time, combining durability with a sharp, efficient cutting edge.
Cru Ovens Grill Grid
Transform your wood-fired oven into an incredible BBQ haven with the Cru Grill Grid. Designed to fit perfectly with the Cru 32, Champion, and Pro Series Ovens, this grid is also versatile enough for any oven large enough to accommodate it. Made in Portugal with durable 304 stainless steel, it boasts a large 16"L x 10"W cooking surface, standing 4.5" high. The grid features 6" long handles for easy and safe manipulation while in use, enhancing your wood-fired cooking experience. It's not just a tool; it's a fun and flavorful way to grill, complete with a 1-year warranty.
Tools for Maintaining Fire
Maintaining the right fire in your wood-fired oven is crucial for that perfect bake. The right tools not only make this task easier but also enhance your overall cooking experience.
Cru Ovens Ember Rake
The Cru Ovens Ember Rake is the epitome of functionality and durability. Designed specifically for managing the fire in your oven, it excels in scraping excess flour and food debris off the stones. Crafted from a single piece of 1/8 inch thick 304 Stainless Steel, bent four times for optimal utility, it’s a testament to robust construction. Measuring 27 inches in length with a 5.75-inch wide fire manipulating head, this tool is both efficient and easy to handle. The perforated hole on its handle offers convenient storage options. Handmade in Portugal, it's an ideal fit for all Cru Oven models or any wood-fired oven, ensuring your fire tending is as seamless as your cooking.
Essential Cookware for Wood-Fired Pizza
To complement your wood-fired pizza-making experience, selecting the right cookware is as important as the ingredients you use. The cookware you choose can significantly influence the quality and flavor of your pizzas.
Cru Ceramic Dutch Oven
Embrace the fusion of tradition and innovation with the Cru Multi-Use Ceramic Dutch Oven, a testament to Portugal's centuries-old ceramic craftsmanship. This eco-friendly cookware, molded from 100% natural clay and furnace-processed at temperatures above 2,372°F, boasts superior heat retention, versatility, and a light, elegant design. The 7.87" diameter pot features a hardened, non-porous glaze, enhancing its non-stick properties over time. Safe for use in wood-fired ovens and on various heat sources (excluding induction), it's microwave and freezer safe, dishwasher-friendly, and is stackable designed to reduce storage clutter.
Protecting Your Pizza Oven
Investing in a wood-fired pizza oven is just the beginning; ensuring its longevity and performance requires proper care and protection. The key to preserving your oven is shielding it from the elements, which can be particularly harsh and damaging.
Cru Oven Covers Collection
Safeguard your Cru oven with the specifically tailored Cru Oven Covers Collection, featuring the Cru 32, Champion, Pro 60, and Pro 90 covers. These covers are crafted from durable, all-weather Italian fabric, offering a perfect fit for your Cru ovens. They provide complete coverage, including the chimney, making them ideal for climates prone to moderate wind, rain, and snow. Protecting your oven with these custom-designed covers ensures it remains in pristine condition, ready for your next pizza-making session.
Convenience and Portability
For pizza enthusiasts who love to take their culinary skills on the road, having a portable and easy-to-protect oven is a game changer. Whether it's a weekend at the cabin, a beach party, or a gathering in the backyard, the ability to transport your oven easily adds a whole new dimension to wood-fired cooking.
Cru 30 Cover & Carry Bag
The Cru 30 Cover & Carry Bag is your ideal companion for on-the-go pizza making. Crafted from durable, all-weather Italian fabric, this cover is specifically designed to snugly fit your Cru 30 oven. Not only does it protect your oven from moderate wind, rain, and snow, but it also features large handles for effortless transportation. The design ensures complete coverage of the oven, including the chimney, making moving your Cru 30 to any location a breeze. Now, you can enjoy the authentic wood-fired flavor from your Cru Oven wherever your adventures take you.
Enhancing the Baking Experience with Quality Wood
The secret to a perfectly baked pizza in a wood-fired oven lies not just in the ingredients or the oven itself, but also in the quality of the wood used. The right wood can dramatically enhance the baking experience, influencing everything from the heat of the fire to the subtle flavors imparted to the pizza.
Cru 8-12" Premium Carolina White Oak Cooking Wood
Cru pizza ovens are fueled by 100% sustainably sourced white oak from North and South Carolina. This premium wood, naturally cured and expertly seasoned, ensures a consistent, optimal burn every time. The 8-12" long splits are perfectly sized for Cru 32G2, the Cru Champion, and the Pro Series Ovens, providing a perfect burn for high heat output and long-lasting sear. Each box contains 18 to 22 pounds of wood, ensuring you have enough fuel for multiple baking sessions. Free shipping is an added bonus.
Premium Accessories for Serving and Presentation
The right accessories can elevate your pizza from a simple meal to a gourmet experience. Beyond just cooking tools, serving and presentation accessories play a crucial role in how we enjoy our culinary creations. They add an element of elegance and functionality that enhances the overall dining experience.
Gourmet Cherry Wood 14" Round Cutting Board
Introducing the Gourmet Cherry Wood 14" Round Cutting Board, a versatile and stylish addition to your kitchen. Crafted from American cherry wood, this board features an eye-catching opposing grain pattern, resulting from meticulously cut, cleaned, and joined wood. While it's perfect for slicing and serving pizza, its beauty and practicality extend beyond. Use it as an elegant presentation piece for charcuteries and cheeses, or as a charming display on your kitchen counter. This cutting board isn’t just a tool; it's a statement piece that celebrates the art of cooking and serving with style.
Cru Gourmet Cherry Wood 30" Pizza Peel
Experience the elegance and efficiency of the Cru Gourmet Cherry Wood 30" Pizza Peel, proudly crafted in the USA from beautifully grained American cherry wood. This traditional-style pizza peel, with its sturdy 30-inch wooden handle, is perfect for smoothly launching pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones into a blazing-hot oven. Its ample surface comfortably accommodates pizzas up to 14 inches, and the smooth, beveled edge ensures a gentle slide beneath the crust, safeguarding both your pizza and oven stone.
Cru Gourmet Bass Wood 22” Pizza Peel
Discover the charm and functionality of the Cru Gourmet Bass Wood 22” Pizza Peel, meticulously crafted in the USA from American bass wood. This traditional-style pizza peel, featuring an 8-inch wooden handle, is designed for effortlessly sliding pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones into a hot oven. Its spacious surface can hold pizzas up to 12 inches, and the smooth, beveled edge gently lifts the crust, ensuring your oven and pizza stone remain scratch-free.
Customizing Your Pizza Oven
Customizing your pizza oven is a fantastic way to enhance your outdoor cooking experience and ensure you're making the best pizza possible. Whether you have a wood-fired oven or an outdoor pizza oven, adding personalized touches can significantly improve its functionality and aesthetic appeal. One key customization is the oven door. A well-designed oven door, especially one made of high-quality stainless steel, can help retain heat more efficiently, leading to perfectly cooked pizzas every time. It’s not just about heat retention; a custom oven door can also add a touch of elegance to your outdoor setup, making your pizza-making gatherings even more enjoyable. By tailoring your oven to your specific needs and tastes, you create not just a cooking appliance, but a centerpiece for memorable culinary adventures.