Had our first pizza today. It was delicious! Looking forward to many more pizza parties in our future!
I’m really dissaointed in the cracking that I experienced today, however. I followed the curing instructions to the word, but when I made pizza today, I noted a lot of hairline cracks. I may have added to much wood, however, because the oven floor was consistently measuring 850-1000 degrees. I had to cook at the very front.
What should I do about these cracks? Did I get it too hot?
Sorry to hear about the cracking. I wanted to share that my oven also cracked (hairline on the front of the oven) on the first bake. I think I made the fire too hot too close to the front of the oven.
Since it was just a hairline crack, I filled it with a little silicone caulk. I used the kind that dries clear. While it didn’t hide the crack, it has kept the water out and has been fine after many oven uses. I can’t say if will work for all situations, but for a hairline crack it did the job.
Should I repair my cracks with silicone? Or use Rutland fire place mortar as mentioned elsewhere?
@Jsahrle checkout this thread: Crack arch of oven
I need to defer to @bikerbudmatt and @BrickWood but thought that thread was relevant.
I think I’m going to use the mortar in a tube to repair.
I had a little cracking in the front of mine also. Luckily it was just in the grout lines which was a easy quick repair with a little more grout in a ziplock bag.
Sorry about the delay! Yes, please fill the cracks with HIGH-TEMP MORTAR / 10oz tube by RUTLAND on Amazon (around $6 a tube).
And they come in several colors…