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What to check when purchasing an outdoor oven / fire

A roaring fire is a massive attraction for most people, whether it is to warm their body with the heat or their soul with its ambiance. You want your fire to exceed expectations, heat for everyone.

Most Kiwis have been brought up outdoor cooking whether it is on BBQs, spits and hāngī. The taste is difficult to describe but the word delicious is often mentioned.

You are here because you are looking for "more than a BBQ" or "more than a fire" - you want to build the ultimate outdoor area, - you know - the one that brings food and fire, family and friends to your home.

Here are a few things to consider before purchasing.

What provides the greatest heat?

Check the composition of the fire / oven to determine how the heat will radiate.

For a fire to radiate heat it should be lined with refractory bricks. Refractory brick is used for its insulating capabilities, it has the ability to stop heat and prevent it from penetrating to the other side.