By: Max Good
As the name indicates, The Small-Est is indeed Fontana Forni’s smallest model, with exterior dimensions of 29″ x 29″ x 65″. This is one of Fontana’s dual chambered models: the fire is built in the lower chamber and your food is baked and cooked in the upper chamber. Cooking capacity is increased with two slide out stainless steel shelves. Unlike domed pizza ovens with an open front, Small-Est has a door with a window over the cook chamber, which is equipped with an interior light. A second door with sliding damper covers the firebox. An upper damper is located in the chimney.
Construction is heavily insulated powder coated steel and top quality 304 grade stainless steel. The oven sits on top of a matching cart with enclosed storage and wheels in the back. Two pull out handles at the front of the cart help tilt Small-Est back onto the wheels for easy movement. Comes with cooking pans and a fire tool.
Fontana Forni metal ovens are made in Italy. Metal pizza ovens heat up faster than heavy brick and cast refractory ovens, but they cool off faster as well. They are also much lighter and may be moved around a patio or balcony with ease.
Fontana Forni offers some unique features, such as integrated convection fans and interior lights, not commonly found on most backyard pizza ovens. They sell related accessories as well.
Published On: 12/12/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021
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