How to Clean a Stainless Steel Wood Fired Pizza Oven
Getting the most out of your stainless steel wood fired pizza oven
A stainless steel wood fired pizza oven is an investment into your outdoor kitchen, but as with every investment, it needs to be properly cared for to ensure it continued performs to your expectations.
Most people believe that stainless steel doesn’t rust, however unfortunately this is a misconception. No need to be disheartened though, there are a few basic tips that will help maintain your stainless steel wood fired pizza oven so it’ll continue to shine.
The most basic way to protect your stainless steel wood fired pizza oven is to store it under cover.
Cover it with a water proof cover. If your oven didn’t come with one, you should consider getting one custom made.
Lightly coat the outside of the stainless steel wood fired pizza oven with WD40 and wipe softly with a non-abrasive cloth. This will provide a thin protective layer on the ovens surface and is recommended after each use of the oven.
You will have noticed that stainless steel tends to discolour from heat and that parts of your wood fired oven appear brown or copper. To give the stainless steel wood fired pizza oven a more thorough clean, use a cleaner such as Bar Keepers Friend cleanser and polish. Firstly, moisten your wood fired oven by lightly spraying it with water using a spray bottle. Then going with the grain of the stainless steel, lightly rub the Bar Keepers Friend onto the oven using a light cloth. Bar Keepers Friend is also great for removing pitting or light surface rust. Once the oven is covered, rinse thoroughly using a wet cloth ensuring that all residue is removed. Dry well with a dry cloth and lightly coat the outside of the stainless steel wood fired pizza oven with WD40 as previously mentioned.
Through careful cleaning, oiling, and protection from the elements, your stainless steel wood fired pizza oven will provide years of enjoyment as a functional centerpiece for your outdoor food preparation needs.
Check out our blog post about How to Light a Wood Fired Pizza Oven.
by: Rhiannon Peterson