Linda Lewis Kitchens lands DEFRA exemption

Oldham based pizza equipment specialists, Linda Lewis Kitchens Ltd (LLK) is pleased to announce they have secured approval for their wood-fired Giovanni and Da Vinci range of pizza ovens, to be used in smokeless zones throughout the UK, finding themselves firmly on “The List”.

The newly developed range of ovens are handcrafted in Italy and have been specifically designed to offer customers an authentic oven with superior cooking abilities and fuel efficiency. They have been crafted with their customers in mind, with the ability to be built on-site in a matter of hours by LLK’s team of engineers, eradicating any access issues a site may have. That means no more removing walls to get huge pizza ovens in!

The Giovanni range is LLK’s highest specification oven and is available in wood, gas, and dual fuel supply to suit a range of establishments. The Giovanni features a number of revolutionary designs and technologies. The innovative oven has been specifically manufactured to speed up production, thanks to its revolutionary revolving stone base which makes unloading and loading easier, helping to accelerate overall production by up to 20%! The wood fired Giovanni oven has a shelf that has been designed so that the rotation of the stone base does not affect the burning wood and takes as little space away from the cooking floor as possible. The shelf has been positioned in a way that evenly distributes the heat, maximising the baking quality of the oven whilst guaranteeing no cold spots.

Both the Giovanni and Da Vinci models have superior 120mm thick insulation inside the oven, as well as a 200mm thick insulation in the upper cavity which allows the oven to reach and retain temperatures of up to 1200°C.

The Da Vinci range of ovens are inferior in design, with an 80mm stone cooking floor which helps to retain heat and produces an even, consistent bake. The oven has the option to be supplied with a clever electric control panel which notifies the operator when the oven changes temperature indicating that more wood needs to be added, making maintaining an even cooking temperature child’s play.

Both models, are manufactured using super high alumina refractory concrete, ensuring thermal stability. The dome shape hugs the cooking floor inside of the oven allowing no heat to escape through gaps. The dome itself is aerodynamically designed to avoid suffocation of the flame, offering a ceiling height of 440mm which delivers significant energy savings as a result of its ability to retain heat. The new range of LLK ovens simply demonstrate true Italian craftsmanship.

Managing Director, Linda Lewis comments, “LLK are delighted to be launching their own brand of wood-fired ovens. As the pizza market is our passion, we have put all our knowledge and expertise into sourcing the best technology and materials, to build an oven specifically designed for pizza perfection”.

“We are very proud to offer the innovative Giovanni to the UK market, the investment in testing has allowed us to offer a wider range of solutions to our valuable customers. We really do have an oven for every occasion” Jenna Lewis, Commercial Director.

Notes to Editor:

The Giovanni ovens are supplied complete with 10 years’ warranty on the core oven. Gas versions are supplied with 3 years’ warranty on the burner.

The Da Vinci ovens are supplied complete with 10 years’ warranty on the core oven.

The Giovanni oven is one of the first ovens with a rotating base to be granted Defra approval.

The models on the exempt list can be viewed here:

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