Since the Subito Cotto line has been partially cured at the factory, the process is faster and easier, but nevertheless of the utmost importance for the longevity of your oven.
The objective of curing a wood burning Subito Cotto Oven is to increase the temperature inside the oven gradually, avoiding thermal shock. To achieve that, we suggest starting a small fire in a separate location (wheelbarrow, metal container, fire pit) and then introducing hot ambers in the middle of the oven, with as little flame as possible.
While it is difficult to quantify the temperature goals, the best results have been achieved by reaching and maintaining, for roughly 30 minutes, temperatures of 250 C° on the first fire, 300 C° on the second, 350° on the third and 400C° on the last. Allow the oven to cool to ambient outdoor temperature in between each heating. Your Subito Cotto is now ready to cook! If you are using the Gas burner kit to cure your oven, follow the same procedures, taking care to use the lowest settings to achieve those results.
Now that your oven is ready to be used, we would like to draw your attention to the temperature range your oven is able to withstand. The blends of refractory cement used to build your oven have been tested with temperatures that well exceed the maximum operating temperature (550C°) of the Subito Cotto Series.