Using a heat deflector in your woodfired oven
Using a heat deflector in your woodfired oven – We use a heat deflector in the woodfired oven most of the time when we are cooking and definitely when we are using the smaller ovens.
Using a heat deflector in your woodfired oven – what do they do?
Not only does a heat deflector create more space in the oven and clears the floor of ash and embers, it lifts the fire over the roof of the oven so the food you’re cooking doesn’t get side-scorch and will get a fabulous grilling over the top.
Make sure you leave a gap so the oxygen can still get to the fire – as David does in this week’s video.
Never put your heat deflector at the back of your oven as you’ll cut off the oxygen supply to the flames and the fire won’t burn.
Using a heat deflector in your woodfired oven – what are they made of?
Ours are made of 3mm thick steel so they will withstand a lot of heat. When David first designed them, he used an old baking sheet which was much thinner. It did the job for a while before it met its end and fell apart!
Using a heat deflector in your woodfired oven – where can I buy one?
We do have them for sale on our website so if you’re in the UK and want one, you can buy one online here
We hope that helps – we really believe these are a great help in your woodfired cooking. You’ll have more space on your oven floor, less ash in your food and a well lifted fire for optimum grilling.
Do let us know if you have any questions
David and Holly