What's up with the plastic strapping around the Mattone Cupola ovens? Does it need to be there? Should I cut them off?

The plastic strap around the oven is used during the initial construction of your oven.

We like to leave them on just incase the form should crack during construction - the plastic strap will hold the form together.


Now, we’ve never had a form break so they haven’t been used in that respect.

At the same time, I’ve never had to use my reserve shoot when skydiving - but I’m not going to cut if off for no good reason.


Leave the straps on - don’t cut them off… just in case.

It’s like your reserve shoot - incase of malfunction.