I can’t tell you how much MFL and I both loved this. I love this for the story, in that it was designed in the UK as a way to find an activity for the designer’s daughters who loved cooking, and went from there. Each time they had an idea, they added a bit more to it.
MFL loved it for the outdoor cooking possibilities, from the obvious barbecuing through to it also having a pizza oven, being able to convert into a smoker and “just” as a wood burning stove so you could do roasts and casseroles on it. And then it also makes a great fire pit, plus with the inbuilt kettle, boiling water on tap for a cuppa whilst you sit around the fire.
Oh, and a hanger for drying your teatowel on.
This is a small family business, with what I think is a brilliant piece of kit. We are seriously tempted by this, particularly as this is a telescopic piece of kit, so collapses down into a small bag, perfect for chucking in the boot of the car and cooking out in the open wherever you are. You can also just build up the bits you need for that meal, with it also light enough to go on a table top (to save all that bending down).
Pizzas cook in 90 seconds, so perfect for mass catering for hungry teens.
It’s also considerably cheaper than many of the outdoor ovens we’ve seen, but with many more functions. The Aquaforno is £395, and the smaller Piccoloforno is £275, so more expensive than a disposable BBQ but a lot more ongoing fun. As a small business then delivery is not instant, but sometimes things are worth waiting for.
I love it…if we give into temptation then I’ll be reporting back. Not to mention hoping we get some serious sunshine this summer! Don’t just take my word for it though, the Hairy Bikers have cooked with it too.