HPC Forno de Pizza Oven – Temperature Guide

Hearth Products Controls (HPC Fire) outdoor dining series offers a unique opportunity for food lovers to unleash their creativity and indulge in a diverse range of mouth-watering dishes with an abundance of options to choose from.

As Wolfgang Puck once said,

“Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors. It’s how you combine them that sets you apart.”

HPC Fire Inspired welcomes you to the world of cooking with the Forno de Pizza Oven – a standout feature of the outdoor cooking series. Our team of experts receives frequent inquiries about this oven, and as a result, we've created a comprehensive guide to help you master the art of cooking with it.

This guide covers the oven's general mechanics, ideal cooking temperatures, and cooking times. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a cooking novice, the Forno de Pizza Oven guide will help you create delicious and unforgettable culinary masterpieces. Join us on this exciting journey and let us ignite your passion for cooking!

General Mechanics of HPC Forno de Pizza Oven

The HPC Forno de Pizza Oven's design consists of 3 parts: the monolithic oven, hearth, and cart. This hybrid outdoor pizza oven's unique igloo shape has been used for cooking for almost a millennium and is a proven method. Unlike other ovens, the HPC Forno de Pizza doesn't need a chimney stack. Instead, its innovative ventilation technology retains smoke and heat for longer periods for more intense flavors and even cooking.

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The Forno de Pizza's design forms the basis for the combination of conduction, convection, and radiant heat, resulting in delectable meals cooked to perfection.

A dual-fueled oven has numerous benefits. You can easily adjust the temperature by turning a dial, giving you complete control over the oven's heat. Plus, having both gas and wood-burning fuel sources provides flexibility. The hybrid gas and wood model heats up quickly and maintains its temperature, reducing the need to tend to the flame as frequently as with a singular wood fired pizza oven.

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The ability to control the oven burner's flame enables you to warm up food at low temperatures and rapidly increase the oven's heat to sear meat or burn the oven at its highest temperature of 1000 degrees to clean the cooking stone.

HPC's specially formulated refractory oven heats up quicker than any other oven available, and it's equipped with HPC's exclusive electronic ignition technology and a dual fuel source. The oven's mechanics ensure safety and reliability while producing evenly cooked and richly flavored meals.

To take advantage of the dual fuel source, ignite the oven using the electronic ignition, and place the wood over the flame. The wood will ignite as the oven heats up. If you prefer to cook with only one fuel source, you can easily turn off the gas or not use wood. Switching between the two is pretty straightforward.

HPC Forno de Pizza Oven – Temperature and Cooking Guide

Similar to cooking in a conventional oven, it's crucial to consider various cooking times and temperatures for different foods to achieve perfect results. Below are some examples of cooking ranges, ranging from low temperatures to keep food warm to extremely high temperatures for searing meats.

 Foods Temp Time Wood or Gas
Warm food without drying it 160°F Varies Gas
Smoking baby back ribs, fish 200-250°F 3-5 hours Gas and smoke chips
Dessert, empanadas 300-350°F 15-20 min Gas
Bread, pies, Stromboli, turkey, casserole 350-375°F 30 min Gas and wood
Bake fish, deep dish pizza, Panini 400-450°F 15-30 min Gas and wood
Sear meats, roast vegetables 500-700°F 3 min per side Gas and wood simultaneously
Neapolitan style pizza 700-800°F 90 seconds Gas and wood simultaneously
Clean drippings in the oven’s hearthstone 800-1000+ °F 5 min Gas and wood simultaneously


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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How hot are pizza ovens?

Although pizza ovens have the potential to reach temperatures as high as 1000°F, they usually reach an average temperature of 700-800°F.

What is the best temperature for a pizza oven?

For perfect pizza, the ideal baking temperature is 450-500°F. Pizza ovens, which cook at 800-900°F, are even hotter. So remember, the hotter the oven, the better the pizza!

What wood should you not use in a pizza oven?

To prevent damage to your pizza oven, do not burn the following:

  • Laminated woods
  • Pressure-treated woods
  • Painted or chemically treated woods
  • Charcoal.
  • Resinous woods with high sap or oil contents such as red pine can cause excessive soot buildup in the oven.

What is the best type of wood for a pizza oven?

It's recommended to use seasoned and dried hardwoods such as oak, alder, maple, ash, beech, and birch. Hardwoods, which typically have broad leaves, are better than softwoods, which usually have needles and cones. Hardwoods are the best woods for pizza ovens because they burn cleaner and last longer.

Can you cook anything else in a pizza oven?

A pizza oven can be used to cook a wide range of dishes, from roasting and baking to searing and grilling, making it an excellent tool to enhance your cooking skills and try out new recipes.

What type of pizza oven is best?

It is worth noting that some experts and pizza enthusiasts recommend hybrid pizza ovens that use a combination of wood and gas as the best option, as they offer flexibility, convenience, and consistent heating. One of the best hybrid pizza ovens is the HPC Forno de Pizza.

Final Thoughts

As you spend more time cooking with the Forno de Pizza, you will develop expertise and become familiar with the oven's subtleties. By experimenting with temperature and cooking time, you can enhance your culinary skills and create even more delicious dishes. With frequent use, you will start to comprehend the oven's heat sources, heat absorption, heat control, and the proper cooking time for various foods.

Cooking with the Forno de Pizza is an art, and HPC Fire Features invites you to explore new culinary possibilities with our distinctive outdoor dining series.

Buy HPC Forno de Pizza Ovens at Flame Authority!

Looking for the best pizza oven to elevate your cooking game and impress your guests? Buy HPC Forno de Pizza Ovens available at the #1 Trusted Dealer Flame Authority!


But don't just take our word for it – imagine the delicious aromas and mouth-watering flavors of oven pizzas, perfectly roasted meats, and savory baked dishes that you can create with the HPC Forno de Pizza Oven.

Contact us today or call us at 1-800-923-4556 to place your order and get the best price! Our team of experts is here to answer any questions about our HPC Fire products and help you find the perfect oven to meet your needs. 

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