How to Light your Gozney Roccbox

The Video Guide

A video guide to lighting your Gozney Roccbox pizza oven using the Woodburner 2.0 - it's simple to get to over 450°C in less than 20 minutes using super dry, mixed species British hardwood.

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The Step by Step

What you need

  • Hardwood kindling
  • Natural firelighters
  • Digital thermometer
  • Heat proof gloves

1. Get your Gozney Roccbox ready

Remove your gas burner and attach the Woodburner 2.0

2. Start building the fire

Pull out the fuel tray, add two firelighters and build a two layers of hardwood kindling around the firelighters

Don't put too many in to start with - 3 to 4 pieces of kindling is plenty

3. Light it up

Light each of the firelighters, put the fuel tray back into place and close the door

4. Stoke it up

Check on the fire every few minutes, and if there's space in the fuel tray, add more kindling to keep the fire stoked and burning aggressively - smouldering coals won't get you to temperature, so this isn't the time to skimp on fuel

5. Check the flame

After around 15 minutes and several refuels your oven temperature should be approaching cooking temperature, so use a digital thermometer to check the temperature of the stone. You need it to be in the range of 400-450°C to cook Neapolitan pizza

Wind can affect the way the Roccbox runs on wood, so if it's not ready, keep stoking the fire with more kindling and check again in a few minutes. A small electric fan can help with airflow into the fuel tray if there's no wind at all

6. Launch!

Once you're at your desired temperature, you're ready to go - so add a piece or two of kindling to make sure you come back to a rolling flame once you've opened your dough and built your pizza. Enjoy!

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