Brick Ovens: How do I make up my mind?

There are a lot of things to consider when you are trying to decide what style of brick oven is right for you. You may be asking yourself ‘how much will I use it’? ‘Will I burn everything I make’? ‘Will cooking in a brick oven help me win MasterChef’? Unfortunately, we don’t have all of the answers for questions like that. However, we can give you tips for making the decision about what type of brick oven you should get. 

The first most obvious decision that comes when you are looking into brick ovens is deciding whether you want just simply a brick oven or a brick oven-fireplace combo. They may not sound very different, but this step is very important in making sure you get what you want. The main factor in this decision is use of the oven. Are you going to be using this brick strictly for cooking and then heading back inside to enjoy your meal? You may want just a brick oven then. What about if you plan on entertaining guests outside all night long after eating a wood-fired meal? This is when you would want a brick oven-fireplace combo. 

The main other decision you have to make is regarding the size of your brick oven, or more directly the size of the space you are placing it in because without the space to put it, there is no brick oven OR fireplace. At Round Grove Products, we have multiple different sizes for both styles that you can pick from. For strictly brick ovens, the sizes differ immensely. Our smallest option, the Mini Brick Oven, starts at a 28”x 25” footprint, covering 75 sq.ft. and weighing 700 pounds, which still seems somewhat large. Until, of course, you read the specifications of out behemoth, the Largo Brick Oven, which measures at 45” x 25”, covers 100 sq.ft. and weighs 3,000 pounds.

Our brick oven-fireplace combos are a bit more closer together in difference than the strictly brick ovens, but overall they are larger in whole. The main two different types of combos we have are the Fiesta, which is for the aficionados with more space for cooking, and the Kiva, which has a smaller brick oven size, but keeps a standard fireplace size below the oven. As a group our combos range from footprints of 39” x 42” to 63” x 42” with varying weights of 1,800 to 2,400 pounds.

In general, these are the main two factors that are involved in deciding what kind of brick oven you want, but there are definitely smaller decisions like customizations that you can make to the ovens. To check out Round Grove Products full catalog and view customizations, visit!


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