Culinary enthusiasts struggling with what to splash out on this Christmas should head to Valoriani UK and challenge themselves to a whole new way of cooking.
Thinking of Christmas gifts gets harder with each passing year. With so much focus on what children want Santa to bring, adults usually have to put up with the mundane; perfume, jewellery, socks and pyjamas, and the like! A gift that would benefit the whole family, might be a better use of money, and they don’t come any better than that which Valoriani has to offer.
If you want a lavish present that’s special, fun and functional, all at the same time, a wood fired pizza oven from Valoriani UK is the ultimate gift to which to treat the entire family this Christmas. The Fornino 60 is an incredibly versatile baby oven, which can be wheeled on to the patio or lawn and then cook to perfection much of what is traditionally cooked in a conventional oven here in the UK. And, if you ask Father Christmas nicely, you might be able to have it delivered in time for Christmas and even cook your Christmas dinner in it!
Andrew Manciocchi from Valoriani UK said: “In our experience, a pizza oven is a unique and amazing present that is sure to be a talking point for the whole of the festive season. It will give your outdoor entertaining space a new dimension, delighting family and friends, but it will also engage with them, as they try to get involved topping pizzas, adding logs, loading pizza paddles and doing much more. We have some customers who have specifically bought an oven for this very reason – to be interactive and spread the joy and fun of cooking with wood.”
Available in both wood burning and gas burning models (should you not feel confident with wood), cooking food with a flame gives an authentic taste straight from the Mediterranean. A succulent festive turkey cooked in the pizza oven offers new taste and texture delights, transforming a traditional Christmas meal with which it is so easy to become bored.
Gift-givers, or those treating themselves, can opt to have the oven in black, cream or red and can expect the following features as standard (bespoke options are available at an additional cost):
• Branded steel front
• Cotto Clay refractory cooking dome 3cm thick
• Cotto Clay refractory cooking floor 3cm thick
• Lifting eye and handles
• Stainless steel flue and rain cap
• Steel dome
• Steel front shelf extension
• Sturdy steel stand single shelf on four wheels
• Tool rack
• Upper and lower insulation
• Three-piece tool set
• One-hour training video
One of the most unique features of Valoriani UK wood fired ovens is that they are made from 100%, naturally quarried CottoRefrattario – clay from theValoriani family quarry in Reggello, Florence. It’s this stunning clay that helps make the ovens retain their heat for longer and which ultimately renders them more fuel efficient and best-in-class when it comes to their structure and reliability.
If the idea of Christmas entertaining the wood-fired way appeals, and the budget allows, or if you’d prefer a larger pizza oven,you could move up from the Fornino 60 and consider the Fornino 75. Or you could decide to follow in the footsteps of some of Valoriani UK’s more high-profile customers and fans, like Jamie Oliver, and ask our artisan installation team for a full garden oven design, for which the options are never-ending. Just take a look at the Fornino options here and some of our garden installations here.
However you decide to serve up your festive delights this season, have a wonderful time and enjoy every moment. If that process involves cooking in a Valoriani oven, do share your pics with us!