Best pizza oven 2019: The best outdoor gas and wood-fired pizza ovens

Some people are quite happy ordering from Domino’s. But if you’ve got friends over and you want something a cut above your average takeaway, why not go one better? Add a pizza oven to your outdoor cooking arsenal and you could present homemade pizza freshly pulled from the fiery recesses of a speciality oven – all in a matter of minutes.   As you’d expect, dedicated pizza ovens come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and with all sorts of price tags attached. It’s something you want to invest in wisely, so we’ve put together this guide to how to pick the perfect pizza oven – followed by a list of the best ovens available right now, both gas and wood-fired. When you picture your fantasy pizza oven, you might be thinking of one of those huge, domed ovens that are made of brick and clay, and are usually to be found in pizzerias, restaurants and on the patios of certain TV chefs. As magnificent as these ovens look, they’re designed for commercial use, and for a turnover of hundreds of pizzas a day – which is something you’re probably not planning to do. They’re also generally custom-built by specialist companies, and are prohibitively expensive. But if you are set on having your own ...

Lightweight Fabrication Basics, Build Tips, & Techniques

In the four-wheeling world, strength and reliability are key to survival. Getting out there and back over rough terrain requires a vehicle that can handle the rigors and abuse. Factory production vehicles incorporate strength and stiffness in body panels, frames, and suspension components. This can be derived from intricate sheetmetal stampings combined with welding or epoxy bonding to build yet more complex and rigid assemblies. But, we seldom leave our vehicles stock, or we may fabricate portions or whole vehicles for off-road use. Choice, size, and shape are all considerations for building structures. We want to increase strength but keep weight down. Lower weight means more horsepower per pound, better vehicle handling, and typically better overall survivability when hitting the dirt. Here, we’ll look at some of those materials and how they’re used to help us get more performance out of our rigs. Some knowledge of fabrication materials and their use can be helpful if you do your own work, or hire someone to do custom work for you. Steel vs. Aluminum The two most common metals used for automotive manufacturing or fabrication are steel and aluminum. With cost-effective methods...