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Getting Started through Final Installation

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Getting Started through Final Installation

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Why Wood Stone Home


Commercial-grade equipment for the homeowner

Why Wood Stone Home


Commercial-grade equipment for the homeowner

We retain our high standards of quality for the residential market

cook like the professionals

Wood Stone Home ovens incorporate all of the same quality features as those available in Wood Stone’s commercial stone hearth oven line. The one distinction: a listing for residential use.

our reputation

Wood Stone has been proudly manufacturing stone hearth ovens in Bellingham, WA  USA for the commercial market since 1990. With thousands of installations worldwide, look for Wood Stone ovens at California Pizza Kitchen, Wolfgang Puck, Blaze Pizza, Whole Foods Market, and other commercial foodservice operations near you

Customer service

At Wood Stone, we provide unparalleled service – call and talk to a real person! With Wood Stone you get lifetime support, a complimentary cooking class with Wood Stone Home corporate chefs, instructional recipe videos, our blog and additional social media channels. 

Cooking

There is no other product on the market that can achieve the consistent cooking results of a Wood Stone oven. The intense heat is distributed in three forms:

Natural convection because of the designed shape of the oven.

Radiant heat from the golden flame in the rear, optimized for hearth cooking.

Conductive energy from the floor which utilizes a proprietary ceramic material developed specifically for hearth cooking.

When all three of these styles of heat work together, juices are locked into the food all while creating natural caramelization which brings out the most flavor possible. The result: your food tastes better when cooked in a Wood Stone Home oven.

how we're different

Ease of Use
In addition to wood-fired ovens, Wood Stone offers the convenience of a gas-fired fuel option (natural gas and liquid propane). Want to cook with both?  No problem, most of our models can accommodate both gas-fired and wood-fired cooking. Our Bistro Home line comes standard with a heat-up timer allowing you to program the oven to turn on at your convenience. 

Custom Finish Options
A variety of custom finish options are available to help you achieve your design goals.  

Temperature Reading
Wood Stone Home ovens measure temperature from within the floor (not in the dome). This gives you the most accurate reading of the cooking surface, allowing for greater control and precision.

Listed and Approved for Home Use
Built to Wood Stone’s high standards of safety and performance from the ground up for use indoors or outdoors.

Construction 
All of our ovens are built and tested in our factory in Bellingham, WA (Made in the USA), and sent to the client fully assembled, so there is no need to rely on a mason to build the oven (and cross your fingers that he/she has done it properly). Our Wood Stone Home ovens are built identically to our commercial models, but with a residential listing.

Versatility
The variety of foods you can cook is incredible. This is not just a pizza oven. You can bake, roast, sauté, braise, broil, fry, sear, caramelize, flambé, steam, poach, and soufflé. There is not a more versatile cooking appliance available.

 

 

Proprietary Materials
Wood Stone produces highly engineered equipment combined with patented materials and processes to provide premier quality stone hearth cooking equipment.  

Single Piece Floor and Dome Construction
Wood Stone Home ovens, like our commercial stone hearth ovens, are made with a single piece floor and dome.  Monolithic piece construction means more even and consistent cooking.

Thickness
Wood Stone Bistro Home ovens have a 3-inch thick floor and dome and our Mountain Home ovens (larger models) have a 4-inch thick floor and dome. The thickness of our materials allows for more thermal mass to be created and stored, requiring less fuel.

Dome Height
Wood Stone Home ovens have a high dome ceiling that creates more thermal head space and therefore requires less fuel.

Superior Insulating Materials
Because of Wood Stone’s proprietary materials, we are able to minimize the thickness of our insulation, creating a larger cooking surface in a footprint equivalent to other industry options. 

Quick Heat-Up Time
Wood Stone is the only stone hearth oven manufacturer to offer a heat-efficiency door.  Place this accessory into the doorway of the oven, and decrease your heat-up time while saving energy.

Ease of Installation
Wood Stone Home ovens arrive fully assembled.  You can also order your oven “facade-ready” to easily accommodate the addition of finish materials when your oven arrives.
Because of the design simplicity and quality of our components, our ovens provide the most predictable cooking environment in the hearth oven category. Ease of use means better cooking results and an enjoyable cooking experience for both novice and seasoned cooks

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5-Step Quick Start Guide


5-Step Quick Start Guide


5-Step Quick Start Guide

Not sure where to start when considering a Wood Stone Home oven? The process will be much smoother if you take the time to think through the entire installation scenario. You can eliminate challenges by scouting out your path to installation before the oven arrives. Remember, a Wood Stone Home oven is a large and heavy piece of equipment that requires a different level of forethought than a standard appliance. Let us help you get started.

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  1. Indoors or Outdoors?
    Wood Stone Home ovens are engineered and designed to be installed indoors or outdoors. Some locations lend themselves more easily to a smooth set-up than others. Please consider all installation details below when choosing your oven’s location.
     
  2. Installation Prep

    a. How much space do you have for an oven?

    b. Plan for oven weight and required clearances.

    c. How do you plan to receive the oven
        (shipping arrangements)?

    d. Is the path to the installation easy to navigate?

    e. Research your ventilation requirements.

    f. Do you have access to the required utilities?
     

  3. Fuel Choice

    What fuel source would you like to use for your Wood Stone Home oven? (The Bistro Home 3030 and 4836 are available in gas-fired only). Not sure what fuel source to select? Order your oven configured for gas/wood combo.

    Gas versus wood. What's the better choice? Our answer is always that the fuel source is not the secret of the oven; the stone hearth is the secret.

    **Air Quality Restrictions and Wood Burning Regulations

    Our wood-fired ovens and gas/wood combination ovens are usually classified as wood burning (solid fuel) cooking equipment and are often exempt from wood burning restrictions that pertain to wood stoves and other wood-fired heating appliances. If there are wood burning restrictions in your area, please check with the appropriate state or local air quality agency to determine what, if any, restrictions may apply to solid fuel burning cooking equipment. For areas where wood burning is restricted, our gas fired ovens are an exceptional alternative.

  4. Gas: While wood was the norm, Wood Stone responded to the needs of its customers with a modern spin on the Old World cooking style by introducing gas (either natural gas or propane) to the mix. Gas provides the same high heat AND the same great flavor profiles, but with the convenience and control that are not available with wood-only ovens.
     

  5. Wood: The use of wood as a fuel source goes back to the roots of stone hearth cooking and was the standard heat source for thousands of years. Wood Stone was founded using wood-only designs and we have over 25+ years of experience in the use of wood as a heat source.

    Gas/Wood Combo: But why not have both? If you long for the ambiance of a wood-fired oven but are looking for the convenience and control that gas offers, Wood Stone Home ovens (except the gas-only Bistro Home 3030 and 4836) can be configured to burn gas, wood or a combination of both.

  6. Facade and Finish Options
    Wood Stone Home ovens are easy to personalize. We recommend looking at the installation examples in our online photo gallery for inspiration. Not sure how to achieve the look you want? Call us, and we can help customize your order.
     
  7. Ventilation
    Each Wood Stone Home oven installation is unique. Because our ovens can be installed indoors or outdoors, recommendations for ventilation vary. All indoor installations require an exhaust fan, but most outdoor installations do not. Please consult your contractor or call the factory if you have any questions.
     
  8. Outdoor Installations
    If your Wood Stone Home oven is being installed outdoors, without the protection of covering from above (i.e. roof, patio, gazebo, etc...**), the flue of the oven will need to be protected from the elements with a rain cap. You can supply your own, or Wood Stone can provide a telescoping flue and rain cap for your outdoor oven application. This accessory arrives fully assembled and installed on your oven and simply needs to be extended fully before starting your oven.

 

**Please note, if you are installing your oven outdoors under a covered area, it may need to be vented similar to an indoor installation. Please see the venting section of your oven’s installation manual.

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Installation Info


Installation Info


Oven Clearances

Bistro Home:

  • The Wood Stone Bistro Home (BH) models require a minimum 1-inch clearance to combustibles from all sides, and 6-inch clearance to combustibles from the top and 6-inch clearance from the exhaust transition and flue collar. If building a facade that will contact the appliance, use completely non-combustible materials. Any facade wall built 6 inches to either side of the doorway and above must be of non-combustible construction. Please note that standard Drywall (or Sheetrock) is considered a combustible.

  • This appliance must be installed on a non-combustible floor surface. As with any cooking equipment, we suggest that care be taken when choosing the surfaces in front of the appliance to protect them from potential damage from hot, heavy items that may be removed from the cooking chamber. 

    Note: For ovens listed to burn wood (those with a “-W” in the model number), the non-combustible floor surface must extend 36 inches in front of, and 30 inches to either side of, the door. 

Mountain Home:

  • The Wood Stone Mountain Home (MH) models require a minimum 1-inch clearance to combustibles from all sides, and 6-inch clearance to combustibles from the top. If building a facade that will contact the appliance, use completely non-combustible materials. Please note that standard Drywall (or Sheetrock) is considered a combustible. Side and top clearance to non-combustibles is 0". 
     
  • Any facade 6" to either side of the appliance doorway and above must be constructed of non-combustible building materials. WARNING: Do not pack the required air spaces with insulation or other materials.
     
  • This appliance must be installed on a non-combustible floor surface. As with any cooking equipment, we suggest that care be taken when choosing the surfaces in front of the appliance to protect them from potential damage from hot, heavy items that may be removed from the cooking chamber. 
     

Note: For ovens listed to burn wood (those with a “-W” in the model number), the non-combustible floor surface must extend 36 inches in front of, and 30 inches to either side of, the door. 

 

     

     

     

     

        Facade-Ready Bistro Home Oven

     Facade-Ready Bistro Home Oven

    • Stand-Alone - Want a simple installation? Wood Stone Home ovens can be shipped fully assembled and arrive ready to put into place.
    • Order Facade-Ready - Order your oven "facade-ready' and it will arrive with non-combustible board attached so your contractor can apply your finished surface (brick, stone, tile) when it arrives.
    • Order Stucco-Ready - Order your oven "stucco-ready" and it will arrive ready to received your stucco application. Note that stucco is recommended for indoor installations only.
    • Build into a Wall - For a more custom look, build your Bistro or Mountain Home oven into a facade wall, allowing it to blend into your existing decor.
    • Facade Extensions - Wood Stone Home offers a wide range of facade extensions for your Mountain Home oven to make your final oven installation behind a wall seamless and attractive.

     

    UTILITY REQUIREMENTS

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    For specific gas and electrical requirements (BTUs, Amps) please download the spec sheet for the oven you are considering in our Products section.

    Some general considerations about utility requirements include:

    • Wood Stone gas-fired ovens require a minimum ¾” inside diameter for incoming gas lines and fittings (¾” NPT). It is important that all elbows and connections from the gas supply to the oven also maintain at least ¾”, anything smaller than that can restrict gas flow and impact oven performance.
    • Is the gas pressure too high or too low? Wood Stone ovens require a minimum incoming gas pressure (on NG) of 7” W.C. (water column) and can have up to 14”. Below 7” will affect performance, above 14” will require a regulator before the oven. Please also consider that if the incoming is 7” and there are several other appliances feeding off of the same line, then the real gas pressure at the oven could be less than 7”. Please coordinate this with your gas installer and give us a call with any questions.

     

     

    Facade Tutorials

    Click on each numbered tutorial to download a .pdf of instructions for each type of installation.

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    Bistro Home

    1. Stand-Alone Oven Install

    This tutorial covers facade installations where the Bistro Home oven is freestanding and the facade material is applied directly to the oven.

     
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    Mountain Home

    3. Flat Wall with Extensions

    This tutorial covers flat wall installations utilizing the optional Wood Stone Doorway Facade Extension Flat, Storage Box Extension Flat.

     
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    Mountain Home

    7. On-Site Underlayment

    This tutorial covers oven installations with an optional Mantle, standard Service Panel, with installation on-site of facade underlayment and fabrication of a doorway facade ip to allow for field application of tile, stone or other suitable, non-combustible finish materials

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    Bistro Home

    2. Flat Wall Installation

    This tutorial covers flat wall facade installations on Bistro Home ovens.

     
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    Mountain Home

    4. Cylinder Wall (Silo)

    This tutorial covers cylindrical (silo) facade installations, utilizing the optional Wood Stone Doorway Facade Extension Curved - Small Radius and Service Panel Extension Curved - Small Radius.

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    Mountain Home

    1. Flat Wall Installation

    This tutorial covers flat wall facade with an optional Mantle and an on-site fabricated doorway extension.

     
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    Mountain Home

    5. Large Radius Wall with Extensions

    This tutorial covers large radius corner wall facade installation utilizing the optional Wood Stone Doorway Facade Extension Curved - Large Radius, Storage Box Extension Curved - Large Radius.

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    Mountain Home

    2. Corner with Facade-Ready Oven Front

    This tutorial covers facade installations where the facade walls are built to the sides of the oven, and the oven front is facade-ready. The oven includes an optional Mantle and standard Service Panel.

     
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    Mountain Home

    6. Flat Wall with Arched Doorway & Service Panel Extension

    This tutorial covers flat wall facade installations utilizing the optional Wood Stone Doorway Facade Extension Arched.

    Installation gallery

    Photos from a Bay Area installation from prep to finished oven placement.

    If you have questions regarding moving your oven via Crane, Forklift or Pallet Jack, please see the Installation & Operation manual for your oven.

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