How to light your wood fired oven

You will need:

Process

  • Place a natural fire starter inside the centre of the oven.
  • Place two medium sized logs either side of the fire starter, and two smaller ones directly above. You may want to use some kindling around the base of the fire too.
  • Light the fire starter, ensuring that the kindling and/or logs start to burn well. The wood should not smoulder or smoke before catching fire. If it does, use wood that has less moisture.
  • Once the fire is established, keep adding small to medium pieces of wood to ensure that the dome and tiles heat through well.
  • Use the door with a sizeable gap to retain more heat and speed up the heating process.

Tip: Use the damper on the chimney to measure airflow through the oven. The more air flowing through the oven the hotter the oven will be.

Place a natural fire starter inside the centre of the oven. We recommend using a Woodson Firestarter.

Place two medium sized logs either side of the fire starter, and two smaller ones directly above a natural fire starter. You may need to use some kindling around the base of the fire too.

Light the fire starter, ensuring that the kindling and/or logs start to burn well. The wood should not smoulder or smoke before catching fire. If it does, use wood that has less moisture.

Once the fire is established, keep adding small and medium pieces of wood to ensure that the dome and tiles heat through well. Use the door with a sizeable gap to retain more heat and speed up the heating process.