ALFA PIZZA OVENS - INSTRUCTIONS

CLICK HERE: Alfa Ovens Manual

•    If the gas oven is not used close the supply valve of the gas cylinder.

•    If the gas oven is placed in a closed space, disconnect the gas supply. The gas cylinder must be left outside in a well-ventilated area.

•    In the event that the cylinder is not removed from gas oven, place the entire device and the cylinder in a well-ventilated outdoor area.

•   The gas cylinders must be stored outdoors in a well-ventilated area and out of the reach of children. Cylinders not in use must not be stored in a building, garage or other enclosed space.

•  For proper maintenance of the oven, make sure before you turn it on that the chimney flue is free from any objects and that ash from previous cooking has been removed.

•  The oven can be used all year round; in the winter, heat the oven with a smaller fire to avoid thermal shock due to the humidity.

•   Prevent corrosion by coating the oven metal parts with Vaseline.

•    It is recommended regular maintenance by a qualified technician.

•    Thermometer - clean with warm water and soap with a soft plastic scouring pad.

•   Stainless steel surfaces - wash with a soft cloth and a solution of soap and water. Make sure to rub following the grain of the stainless steel. Never use detergents containing acid, white spirit or xylene. Rinse well after cleaning the oven.

•  Clean the oven floor (when the oven is cold) with a brush and gently wipe the oven floor with a damp cloth.

•  Use a damp cloth to clean the external sheet.

•  Apply a light coat of vaseline to make the metal shine.

•  Remove and clean the chimney flue once a year; ash may block the passage
of smoke.

•    If traces of rust begin to appear, clean with a polishing brush and apply a thin
coat of vaseline.

•    Do not use chemical products to clean the oven.

•    Do not clean the product when it is in use.

•    If the oven is exposed in a sea side, in order to prevent corrosion and fouling, it is recommended to frequently clean the oven with fresh water.

•  During periods of inactivity is advised to clean carefully the oven, grease the metal parts and cover it with the cover Alfa available on request.

•  On the first use, inspect for potential signs of malfunction.

INSTALLING THE PIZZA OVEN UNDER A ROOF:

Do I need to extend the flue through the roof?

You may not need to extend/divert the flue or install a flue roof kit If the pizza oven is located in a well ventilated outdoor area with open sides and a high roof. There may be no issues if the outdoor area under the roof is well ventilated. We suggest that you initially install the pizza oven and use the oven a couple of times to determine the smoke output. If smoke is an issue you can use 45o degree bends and extensions to divert the flue out of the area past the roof or nstall a flue system through the roof.

We recommend that you can contact your local fireplace shop or flue chimney supplier for Flues and Triple Skin Insulated Flue Roof Kits. We highly recommend that the flue is installed by an experienced, qualified flue chimney installer (licensed plumber or builder) to meet Aus. Standard AS291.

You may need a double or “Triple Skin Insulated 4 x metre Flue Kit” to meet Aus Standard AS2918 if the flue is going through an insulated roof or within 25mm of combustible materials (e.g., plaster, timber frames etc).

If your flue chimney is not going through a roof, you may only require “Single Skin” extra lengths of flue pipe (and bends) to extend or divert the flue.

If you need further assistance and advice feel free to email us info@pizzaovensrus.com.au
with the oven model, photos/details and dimensions of the proposed installation
location, the ceiling height measurements and external roof photos (tiles, colorbond etc). 

STAINLESS
STEEL OR BLACK FLUES:

The stainless steel flue pipes can be spray painted black easily with Stove Bright Black Fireplace Heatproof spray paint.


Alfa 4 Pizze, Alfa 5 Minuti & Alfa Ciao, Alfa Brio
• 150mm flue pipe: 6 inch flue kit


Alfa One Nano
• 130mm flue pipe: use a smaller 5 inch flue kit is 125mm and fill the gap/seal with fibreglass tape/rope.

ALFA GAS PIZZA OVEN INSTRUCTIONS

Alfa Ovens Manual

Gas Oven Manual

Hybrid Kit Manual

Pre-Install Check List

IMPORTANT: Please carefully read the Pre-Install Check List document and Ventilation/Installation Instructions Manual

•  The Alfa Brio Pizza Oven is for use either with gas, OR with wood as a second fuel option and NOT at the same time.

•  DO NOT burn wood and gas at the same time.

•  The key to maximizing combustion in Alfa ovens is to use only one fuel at a time, so burn either gas or firewood.

•  NEVER put the firewood on the gas burner. Light the fire on the wood rack in the center (or right side) of the oven floor.

IMPORTANT: Please carefully read the Pre-Install Check List and Ventilation/Installation Instructions Manual

The “Natural Gas Conversion Kit” must be installed by a Certified Gas Fitter. We recommend the Gas Fitter carefully review the videos and instructions manuals (See Gas Operation Guide section above).

VIEW VIDEOS:

Alfa Nano Natural Gas Conversion Kit

How to convert your Alfa oven from LPG to Methane

Certified for Outdoor use: See natural ventilation diagrams and to be used with the flue pipe supplied.
When installing the oven in an "outdoor naturally ventilated" Alfresco Area and if you intend to "extend" the flue chimney through an outdoor patio roof, it is advisable to seek assistance from a local Certified Plumber/Gas Fitter or Flue Chimney Installer. They will have the expertise to ensure proper installation and compliance with Aus/NZ Standards.
To ensure that the flue installation meets the necessary regulations, we recommend checking with your local Building Certifier. They will be able to provide specific guidelines and requirements for flue installations in your area. It is important to follow these recommendations and regulations to ensure the safe and proper functioning of the oven and to comply with local building codes.

IMPORTANT: Please carefully read the Pre-Install Check List and Ventilation/Installation Instructions Manual

The “Natural Gas Conversion Kit” must be installed by a Certified Gas Fitter. We recommend the Gas Fitter carefully review the videos and instructions manuals (See Gas Operation Guide section above).

VIEW VIDEOS:

Alfa Brio Natural Gas Conversion Kit

How to convert your Alfa oven from LPG to Methane

The Alfa Brio Pizza Oven is for use either with gas, OR with wood as a second fuel
option and NOT at the same time.

  • DO NOT burn wood and gas at the same.
  • The key to maximizing combustion in Alfa ovens is to use only one fuel at a time, so burn either gas or firewood.
  • WARNING: NEVER put the firewood on the gas burner.
  • Light the fire on the wood rack in the center (or right side) of the oven floor.

Certified for Outdoor use: See natural ventilation diagrams and to be used with the flue pipe supplied.
When installing the oven in an "outdoor naturally ventilated" Alfresco Area and if you intend to "extend" the flue chimney through an outdoor patio roof, it is advisable to seek assistance from a local Certified Plumber/Gas Fitter or Flue Chimney Installer. They will have the expertise to ensure proper installation and compliance with Aus/NZ Standards.
To ensure that the flue installation meets the necessary regulations, we recommend checking with your local Building Certifier. They will be able to provide specific guidelines and requirements for flue installations in your area. It is important to follow these recommendations and regulations to ensure the safe and proper functioning of the oven and to comply with local building codes.

CLICK HERE: Burner maintenance – gas oven – Tutorial Pro

•  The gas burner should be cleaned periodically by carefully sucking up any
cooking residues.

•  When cleaning valves and burners, be careful not to damage the burner.

•  Remove any residues from the burners with a brush.

•   Do not enlarge burner holes (openings).

•  The gas burner should be cleaned periodically by carefully sucking up any
cooking residues.

•  When cleaning valves and burners, be careful not to damage the burner.

•  Before cleaning is necessary to remove the burner from the oven by
following the procedure in the assembly instructions.

•   If the gas oven is not used close the supply valve of the gas cylinder.

•   If the gas oven is placed in a closed space, disconnect the gas supply. The gas
cylinder must be left outside in a well-ventilated area.

•   In the event that the cylinder is not removed from gas oven, place the entire
device and the cylinder in a well-ventilated outdoor area.

•  The gas cylinders must be stored outdoors in a well-ventilated area and out of the reach of children. Cylinders not in use must not be stored in a building, garage or other enclosed space.

When installing the oven in an "outdoor naturally ventilated" Alfresco Area and if you intend to extend the flue chimney through an outdoor patio roof, it is advisable to seek assistance from a local Certified Plumber/Gas Fitter or Flue Chimney Installer.

They will have the expertise to ensure proper installation and compliance with Aus/NZ Standards.

To ensure that the flue installation meets the necessary regulations, we recommend checking with your local Building Certifier.

They will be able to provide specific guidelines and requirements for flue installations in your area. It is important to follow these recommendations and regulations to ensure the safe and proper functioning of the oven and to comply with local building codes.

If you plan to install the Alfa Brio pizza oven (as gas fired only) in an enclosed area (ie. more than 50% enclosed Alfresco area) then the flue pipe must be under a Rangehood with an Interlock system (installed by a Certified plumber/gas fitter installer).  

CLICK HERE: Gas Oven Manual

Model Designation / Alfa Brio

Gas Type – Propane Gas
Input: 50.0 (MJ/h)

Gas Type – Natural Gas
Input: 48.0 (MJ/h)


Model Designation / Alfa Nano

Gas Type – Propane Gas
Input: 24.4 (MJ/h)

Gas Type – Natural Gas
Input: 24.4 (MJ/h)

Please consider:

• Are you using your Alfa pizza oven as LPG gas or have you converted to Natural Gas (by a licenced gas fitter)?
• Is the oven located in an exposed outdoor windy area?
• Have you extended the flue chimney?
• Check the gas pressure.
• Keep the door open during use.
• Check the distance between the thermocouple and the flame.

CLICK HERE: Lighting / Heating Instructions on Pages 16/17. You can close the door (mostly) when you have the oven on if you are having heating issues.

CLICK HERE: Alfa Instructional Tutorials

CLICK HERE: Lighting Alfa gas ovens

CLICK HERE: More helpful videos

If you have done everything and the problem persists, please
send us photos and videos of the issue and submit a warranty ticket: https://www.alfaforni.com/en/ticket/

Heating issues:
In the manual it is intended to leave it open for air so that the flame does not go out. However, if you are having heating issues you can try to leave the door on (slight gap).

Installing A Pizza Oven

We service most metro areas.

Modular Kit Ovens

We have qualified experienced pizza oven builders that can assist with building DIY modular kit pizza ovens. Please contact us.

Ready Built Ovens

We can recommend experienced installers that can lift and move heavy ready built ovens from your driveway into your garden backyard area. Including lifting and moving equipment, trollies, hoists etc.

All Other Rural Regional Areas:

Modular DIY Kit Ovens

Our modular pre-cast Kit ovens are easy to install. No bricklaying or brick cutting required. The pre-cast refractory concrete pieces need to be assembled on a support masonry base and the concrete render applied to the external dome. You can find a local builder, concreter or brickayer to install the oven. Try https://hipages.com.au/ or Gumtree, Air Tasker

Ready Built Ovens

You can hire lifting and moving equipment from Kennards HIre to lift and move the ready built oven from your driveway into your garden backyard area. Trollies and hoists etc.

Try your local removalists, Gumtree or Air Tasker for labour hire and equipment services (eg. ute with hydraulic crane or Hi-ab crane).

There are a few things to consider when getting a pizza oven.

Does your property have flat, wide, and easy access?
If your property has stairs, narrow pathways, a steep driveway, or gates, be sure to check the size and weight of the oven to ensure that the oven will be appropriate for your property.


To install your new pizza oven, we recommend using a dolly trolley to move the oven to your desired location and using an engine hoist to be able to safely lift your oven.

Check out this video: CLICK HERE

Outside oven dome or hood:

It will depend on the oven model. The concrete rendered heavy duty ovens are normally warm to touch on the outside dome.

Other ovens and stainless steel ovens may reach temperatures approx 50-70c on the outer sides. The base of the stainless steel ovens can reach temperatures of 80c.

Heat Transfer to bench:

The temperature under the cooking floor of the oven will vary, depending on the size of the fire and the oven however, approx. 80C degrees is common.

Our ovens has been designed for outdoor use. However ovens require “all-weather” protection from rain and the harsh elements when not in use.  We supply high quality, weatherproof, UV resistant, custom-made covers.  Please contact us if you would like to order one.

It is reccomended to be placed away from any flammable material. It is important that there are no obstructions and that there is free space around the oven of at least 20 centimetres.

You can install or build your wood fired oven outdoors or in an alfresco outdoor area under a roof.

We find that many local councils do not have an issue and generally do not have any specific rules in regards to having a pizza oven at home. However to avoid any issues, please feel free to contact local council to confirm this is the case for your area.

Install your oven on a flat, level surface. Ideally Hebel or concrete bench top is preferred on a Brick or Besser Block or a steel metal stand.

Ensure that the support base or bench structure can hold the weight of the oven and the bench dimensions suit the oven size. (please refer to product description).

For most family size pizza ovens a support base bench 1200Wx 1200D x 1000H will suit. For our XL ovens please check our product FAQs document.

Using the dimension specifications found in our product descriptions, draw a full scale outline of the particualr oven on a large piece of paper or cardboard. This way you can see if the oven will fit in the desired location.

Recommended Support
Base Bench Construction:

Masonry & Concrete Base Bench:

Block walls in a U shape (open at the front for wood storage)

Besser 200mm block walls core filled (with a 100mm thick reinforced concrete slab top or Hebel Power Panels for the top)

Hebel Base Bench:

CSR Hebel 200mm block walls (with CSR Hebel power panels
on top of the block walls).

Contact CSR Hebel to find your local supplier:

https://hebel.com.au/find-a-supplier

See our base design drawings (with measurements) under our product FAQS document for each oven model.

Metal Stand: we offer several pizza ovens with a metal stand option. Some ovens may need a stand custom made to order (by a metal fabricator). For heavy duty Pre Cast Modular Kit ovens we recommend laying CSR Hebel reinforced power panels into the angle frame top of the metal stand.

View Support Bench Drawing [CLICK HERE]

BENCH TOP MATERIALS & OUTDOOR KITCHEN BENCHES

You may consider bench top materials that are non combustible and heat resistant
for example tiles, natural granite stone or Dekton (type of porcelain).

We recommend you speak to your benchtop installer so they are aware of your intended oven installation.

We cannot recommend mounting ovens onto engineered (man made) stone benches. However, some clients successfully mount light-weight smaller ovens (with bench mount
short legs) on to this type of engineered stone bench tops with no issues. These
ovens with bench mount short legs allow air flow and help raise the oven cooking
floor off the bench surface. You can also lay a sheet of non combustible 6mm cement
board sheeting under the oven for added insulation and protection.

Cement board sheeting: for example Villaboard James Hardie
from Bunnings.

Customer support

1300 032 822

Email Us

info@pizzaovensrus.com.au