Review of the Trebs 330902 pizza oven
The trebs 330902 pizza oven gives that authentic look and feel of making an original, Italian stone baked pizza.
The trebs 330902 pizza oven looks a little like a traditional outside pizza oven. With its Brick effect terracotta dome, but with the help of modern technology (OK, it’s electric). you get to cook authentic pizzas quickly and efficiently.
Great for family’s or parties, you can bake up to 4 mini pizzas or one big pizza. Simply make your bases or shop buy, get all the ingredients together (remember, no pineapple.why would you do that.) and let people pick and choose their own mini master piece.
The oven works via a raised heating element that gets covered by the terracotta dome. this reaches a set temperature after around preheating of 10 minutes.The terracotta dome acts by keeping the heat inside and also absorbing any moisture that is released form the dough.This creates perfect crispy bases every time.
How to use
Place the Trebs 330902 pizza oven on a flat surface or work top. It is important that you cook in a well ventilated area, due to the openings at the side and the high possibility of food waste falling on the oven,smoke may arise, this is natural.
Plug the oven in and the red indicator light will come on. let the oven warm up for around ten minutes.
using the provided spatula provided place your pizza on to this (you may want to place a little oil on to the spatula to prevent the dough from sticking), adding toppings etc then take the spatula and place through one of the 4 openings around the side, making sure to leave the pizza on the spatula for easy removal.
Leave for around 5-7 minutes and then remove with the spatula. careful as the spatula has been in the oven for a while it will be extremely hot, so use the protective handle on the spatula.. Take off your pizza and place the spatula on heat resistant surface.
You may use shop bought pizza or bases and you can also use freshly made dough.To use fresh dough there is a template cutter provided so as to match the exact size of the spatula.very handy!
So just pizza’s?
No, you can also bake Naan bread by placing on the dome of the oven when it is on.
It is said that you can also bake cookies in this oven, although there is no guide for this I imagine it would be the same process as cooking the pizza. loading up the spatula and placing in the oven.
This could be a great dessert, after your pizza’s (especially with ice cream).
Turn the Trebs 330902 pizza oven off at the wall and leave to cool down for around 30 minutes. Special care must be taken with the terracotta lid. making sure it has completely cooled before removing, not only will this be extremely hot but by placing this in contact with any cold or cool surface may cause the lid to thermal shock and crack.rendering it useless.
When completely cool, wipe down with a damp cloth. no harsh abrasive material or liquids are to be used.
The other parts of the oven must be washed in warm water with a mild detergent, apart from the oven itself. That’s electric!
To to clean the oven use a damp cloth with mild detergent and simply wipe the food waste. again no harsh materials or chemicals are to be used. Then wipe completely dry and store away until the next time you want pizza (maybe at breakfast time).
Trebs pizza oven specifications
|Colour||Brown / Black|
|Dimensions||38 x 38 x 21.7 cm|
1x pizza oven
1x baking sheet
1x terracotta lid
1x handle with nut
1x dough form
Installing the Trebs pizza oven
Take the oven from all the packaging (witch is also recyclable)
Firstly place the handle with the nut on to the lid, no tools needed for this, hand turn only, and do not over tighten as this will crack the terracota lid. Give the utensils a clean prior to the first use, also giv the oven itself a wipe down to free it from any factory dust.
During the first use, there maybe be some light smoke and a specific odour, this will disappear after a short while.
There are no controls for the Trebs 330902. You simply place the terracotta dome over the oven and raised element and switch on at the wall. then when you are done you turn it off at the wall.There are no temperature or timings here so you have to keep an eye on the cooking food to judge when its done. usually around 5-7 minutes.
Is there a guarantee?
Yes, Trebs have offered a 2 year guarantee. But, You have to be registered for warranty with your supplier.
What are the exclusions?
Any damages caused by misuse of the item, for example not following the instructional manual.
No unauthorized repairs by the buyer or any other persons.
Accessories that are subject to wear and tear
Transport damage on the way from seller to repairer
What does it cover?
Th Guarantee covers mechanical and electrical defects, but you need to prove date of purchase via sales receipt.
./Great for pizza party’s or family nights
./very quick takes 5-7 minutes after the initial pre-heat
./great looking authentic style oven
./This oven gets extremely hot to touch,and around the immediate area, but if you want quick well cooked pizza’s you need the heat.
./not to be left unattended especially around young children
./The inside element is exposed, only covered by the terracotta dome.
The trebs 330902 pizza oven puts fun back in to pizza making, ideal for getting the family around the table or a snack for poker nights.Just let people create and bake! It’s well made terracotta dome and electrical element provide a great combination for creating your favourite food.
I think there has been some misunderstanding of the trebs pizza oven on Amazon judging by the reviews. It’s a fun oven that can cook a pizza well if used correctly. some people try to bake without the dome. This wont work, as mentioned earlier, the dome acts as a insulate for the heat while absorbing any moisture. If you cook with out it you are, in a way, defeating the object.
But, as great and funky of a design as it is, it comes down to personal preference, I would want something that would have a fully closable lid. The fact that you have an exposed element underneath a lid seems somewhat dangerous to trust myself with. especially if you have children and pets. You can’t always keep an eye on eveyrthing all of the time, all it takes is a split second for a child, or adult to press theyre hand on this and some serious damage could be done.
The element is under a Terracota lid, while terracota maybe strong, it can crack and go in to thermal shock if cooler liquid lands on this.then rendering the lid usless.
I see this, just as a bit of fun, like mentioned for party’s etc.
If you feel that you would need an oven for cooking larger pizzas, and something with a closable lid then you may like the JM Posner pizza oven
You get the same speed and great taste and for a little bit cheaper to.