A new fire has been lit under the outdoor cooking craze…previous Barbeque foodie fanatics are now turning to all things Pizza, with enthusiasts ‘binning the barbie’ and wanting to build their own clay oven at home. Regrettably, from personal experience as well as through many friend’s anecdotes, these beautiful home-built brick ovens, whilst a credit to your patio, end up being little more than ornamental flowerpot stands as their actual operation leaves a lot to be desired. Inefficient and slow to heat up, many consume vast quantities of wood over several hours before even approaching cooking temperature…by which time the guests are starving and you’re losing the will to live! But, apparently there is another, better way to get professional results with all the fun of outdoor cooking but minus the hassle.
Meet DeliVita, a young start-up company inspired by their Italian heritage, making waves in the wood-fired oven arena.
Traditional Clay Oven…Show Stopping Exterior
The Award Winning DeliVita oven is one of the lightest, traditional clay, wood-fired ovens on the market. Handmade in Yorkshire, with a growing fan-base nationally, their extensive customer reviews rave like happy-ever-after stories.
A versatile product oozing with style and ‘kerb appeal’- at only 30kgs, the ovens are portable whilst being simple to operate and a pleasure to use. Designed for the UK climate, the oven combines brushed stainless steel features together with a polished fiberglass outer shell, available in a range of appealing colours; or, for those wanting something bespoke, can be made in practically any shade to suit your tastes. (…Neon pink anyone?)
Taking just 25 minutes to reach a temperature of 450 ⁰c, they are a fast, fun and healthier way of cooking than the traditional BBQ, with less harmful carbonization, but with the food still infused with fantastic wood-fired aromas.
The DeliVita oven is designed for the convenience of table-top positioning; featuring a unique heat-insulated base, so can be placed on any outside surface without heat damage. After the gastronomic delights have been consumed and the oven has cooled, users can pop it away in their shed or leave it outside with its neat cover on (safely snug down to -20⁰c).
Ideal for Outdoor Kitchens
Designed specifically without a chimney, the ovens can be sited under an outside canopy or gazebo allowing the pizza party to continue even in inclement weather.
…But think bigger than just Pizza! Suitable for an extensive range of cooking techniques, this great bit of kit allows you to cook everything from the perfect traditional Neapolitan Pizza at 600⁰c in as little as 90 seconds, through to roasted vegetables, crispy rosemary potatoes, succulent garlic chicken, salted whole sea-bass, prawns piri-piri, and sizzling steaks.
I asked founder Joe Formisano about the DeliVita brand. “Good food is so important to us and it can be a great social event, bringing together family and friends to share special times. It was initially about pizza: we wanted to create an oven that helped us bash out insanely good, authentic tasting crispy crusts without any of the hassle of your traditional wood–fired ovens. Our family is just too busy and too demanding to be hanging around for hours waiting to be fed, and conventional ovens just don’t deliver that same flavour and crunch.”
Dough To Go Pizza Ease
Once they’d cracked the oven design (apparently that took over two years, so the ovens feature a no quibble 5-year warranty), DeliVita turned their attention to perfecting a range of specialist branded accessories such as their favourite ‘Oven Prodder’ and unique stylish leather aprons. Finally, to allow their clients ultimate quality “Pizza-ease”, DeliVita also launched their own authentic style dough range, featuring Organic Vegan, Sour-Dough, Activated-Charcoal Dough and Gluten Free varieties.
Delivered nationwide, these convenient little boxes of loveliness arrive semi-frozen and can be stored in the freezer for up to 12 months. Or eaten promptly the next day with gusto and placed on repeat order (as we found).
All in all, DeliVita really does offer something for everyone: ideal for families or couples looking for a little something different; a truly innovative product – and a great gift for that ‘hard to buy for’ individual with everything.
Vaunted online by clients, coveted by high end retailers, capturing the imaginations of both Architects, Landscapers and hospitality venues alike, the DeliVita offers a distinct and delicious unique catering experience which simply has to be experienced.