October 6, 2023
At Fire on Main, we know that there's nothing quite like biting into a mouthwatering slice of brick oven pizza. As pizza enthusiasts ourselves, we understand the importance of savoring every bite and craving that perfect blend of crispy crust and melted cheese. But have you ever wondered why brick oven pizzas are so superior to those cooked in a standard oven? From the unique cooking process to the special preparation techniques, let's uncover the secrets behind what makes brick oven pizzas so incredibly delicious.
High Temperature for Uniform Cooking
One thing that separates a brick oven from a standard oven is the temperature it can reach. While the bottom of a brick oven stays a little cooler, the top part of the dome gets extremely hot, with many reaching 650 to 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Besides cooking a pizza quickly, this is important because it ensures it gets cooked uniformly, which is essential for creating a crisp texture with just a slight amount of charring.
And because a brick oven pizza has radiant heat, it means the pizza is cooked from all directions simultaneously for complete consistency. This is something you won’t usually find with a standard oven, as they commonly produce soggy spots because of uneven cooking.
Besides creating the perfect crust, the high but uniform heat created by a brick oven also helps the cheese bubble and brown perfectly and allows the toppings to cook just right. A steel oven, on the other hand, often burns a pizza at such high temperatures and the cheese may dry out. And because most brick ovens are fueled by wood, they tend to infuse a distinct smoky flavor that results in a subtle yet delicious taste that you won’t get with a standard oven.
Quick Cooking Time
As we mentioned before, the high temperatures generated by a brick oven mean it can cook a pizza very quickly — often within just a few minutes. So when you’re hungry and don’t want to wait the typical 10 to 20 minutes to cook a pizza like it takes with a conventional oven, a brick oven is a no-brainer.
If you’re ready to taste for yourself the deliciousness of a brick oven pizza, stop by Fire on Main in Victor, NY! We’re Victor’s latest hotspot for mouthwatering brick oven pizza. We have our own custom-built brick oven. And our dishes are made by Chef Dominick, a first-generation Italian-American who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and Pizza University and has been in the industry for 26 years. We’re open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour, and you can either dine in or get take-out.