Yes, it is typical for your pizza oven's exposed-to-extremely-high-temperature components to exhibit rust, patina, or oxidation symptoms. You may continue to cook for years to come because this has no effect whatsoever on how well your oven functions.
Can I remove patina / oxidation?
The following steps are the best technique to get rid of patina and oxidation:
- Let your oven to cool fully
- Using a sponge or microfiber cloth and warm, soapy water, clean the powder-coated exterior.
- Use a paper towel or cloth and stainless steel cleanser (such Bar Keeper's Friend or Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner) to wipe down the interior of your oven once the shell has been cleaned.
- Never clean your oven with harsh cleaning agents.
Can I prevent patina / oxidation from forming in the first place?
Although it's normal for outdoor cooking equipment to exhibit rust, patina, or oxidation, there are a few things you can do to maintain the Pizzello Pizza Oven's aesthetic quality:
- Keep your Pizzello pizza oven covered when not in use.
- When not in use for a long period of time, keep your Pizzello pizza oven indoors or under cover.
- Clean your Pizzello Pizza Oven when needed