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How Do You Waterproof a Pizza Oven Dome?

If you’re thinking about investing in a pizza oven, or you already have one yourself, you might have a big question on your mind: how do I waterproof the dome? Keeping your pizza oven dome protected from water is a wise move if you want to get the most out of your oven. This will prevent it from water damage, costing you potentially thousands in repairs or replacement. But thankfully, when you invest in a top-quality oven like the ones at Alfa Ovens and you look after it properly, you’ll never have this problem. Let’s take a look at the ways we can waterproof a pizza oven dome.

Brick ovens

As pretty as they may be, brick pizza ovens are an absolute nightmare to waterproof. Brick isn’t super water-resistant when hot, which is why you’re never supposed to clean a brick oven straight after use. This could cause cracking in the brick, possibly ruining your pizza oven.

Waterproofing a brick pizza oven involves a complicated process. You have to mix up a waterproof mixture, make sure it’s the correct mix for your conditions, apply it to your brick pizza oven dome and then hope that you did it correctly (or else pay the ultimate price if your pizza oven sustains damage). If this sounds like too much hassle for what it’s worth, then you may want to invest in the easier option: stainless steel.

Stainless steel ovens

Stainless steel ovens come with several advantages over brick ovens and the ease of waterproofing is certainly one of them. While stainless steel still requires a little bit of waterproofing, there are far fewer hassles than those of a brick pizza oven.

The easiest way of waterproofing your stainless-steel pizza oven is to simply wheel it undercover. Pretty simple, right? When you’re finished using your pizza oven and you’ve let it cool down, you can also lightly coat the dome with a layer of WD40, wiping it down softly with a non-abrasive cloth. This will provide a thin layer of protection from water if you can’t avoid a bit of water exposure, or you live in a coastal region. You can also invest in a custom-made waterproof cover that simply goes over the top of the pizza oven like a jumper. Stainless steel ovens are unbeatable when it comes to waterproofing them.

So, if you’re not up for the struggle of waterproofing a brick oven, then it may be best to invest in a stainless steel one. Alfa Ovens manufacture some of the world’s finest pizza ovens, using refractory floors and a stainless-steel dome to create a durable, effective pizza oven that is easy to maintain. Don’t waste your time worrying about waterproofing a brick oven! Contact the team at Alfa Ovens for a simpler pizza oven option today.