When you burn wood, the heat is accumulated in the mass of refractory fired clay. The shape and thickness of the parts guarantees that as little heat as possible is lost. This provides extremely long-lasting convected heat, allowing you to cook a wide variety of items in a single session and a single batch of wood.
You’ll only need 4-6kg of wood to heat your oven to more than 400°C and cook your pizzas...
Legend has it that ovens need to be pre-heated the night before using them. This stems from old-fashioned bread ovens, but with Le Panyol, this is completely unnecessary. Thanks to the excellent heat accumulation properties of our refractory ovens, you only need a few logs and less than an hour to take your oven to 400°C or higher, allowing you to start baking.
You can cook in any way you like with a Le Panyol oven. For baked goods and other dishes, it’s ideal for bread, pizzas and barbecues.
Le Panyol ovens are “Category 1 food safe certified”. Thanks to the exceptional refractory qualities of white Larnage clay, you can cook directly on the hearth floor and your food will neither stick nor dry out. What’s more, the flavours and textures of your food will be preserved and made to shine, thanks to the benefits of convection heating and inertia cooking.
Each step in the production process for our ovens is completed in our historic factory in Tain l’Hermitage, where many of our finishing and shaping techniques have remained unchanged since 1840.
In recognition of our skills and expertise, the French government has bestowed upon us the EPV (Living Heritage Company) label. This is awarded to French companies who perpetuate truly excellent artisanal and industrial expertise.
Made entirely from high-quality materials and assembled according to age-old techniques, Le Panyol ovens have been loyal and long-lasting companions to bakers and cooks for more than 160 years. They become a precious part of their habitat, and a legacy to hand down from generation to generation.
By baking with convected, conducted and radiated heat, your food will have the time it needs to reveal all its flavour. The biggest chefs in the industry know this, and that’s why many of them have chosen to install a Le Panyol oven in their kitchen or dining room. It’s not just the technical benefits - there is a certain charm and pleasure to cooking with a traditional tool, made from a high-quality material.
It’s for these same reasons that many passionate bakers have also chosen to install a Le Panyol oven in their bakeries.
Don’t worry, our “Household” range uses exactly the same materials as our professional equipment. The only thing different is the size.
Our ovens are made entirely from refractory fired clay. White Larnage clay mixed with water (in a proportion which has been jealously guarded for seven generations) is the only material used in our ovens.
From the extraction of the white clay from our quarry right up to shaping the individual parts, each step of our production process has been developed with sustainable development in mind. We are extremely aware of the environment and our effect on it.
A wood-fired oven without masonry.
Featuring a white clay core in a metal frame, the latest oven from Le Panyol seamlessly blends elegance, tradition and modernity. It will be a loyal companion to any food lover who wants to cook without spending hours building their oven.
This oven is delivered as a kit. It includes the support, insulation and cladding. It will take no longer then 24 hours to install.
The refractory clay hearth is delivered to you as a kit. You’ll have the pleasure of putting it together from start to finish.
You choose the location (outdoor or indoor), insulation and cladding. Let your imagination run wild and use all of your skills to achieve the perfect oven for you!
Your Le Panyol oven can be installed either indoors or outdoors, as an independent unit or integrated into an existing building, near the pool, under a veranda or in the kitchen.
You can personalise the finishes according to the style of your home.
Brick, stone, rendering, wood, cob, copper, mosaic and much more: there are endless ways to clad your Le Panyol oven. All you need to do is choose!
Searing, grilling, braising, browning, simmering, preserving … Le Panyol wood-fired ovens can cook anything. This cooking oven may also be used as a bread oven, pizza oven, barbecue.
The only limit is your imagination..
Get together with friends around the oven; cook your favourite dishes of past and present.
Tastes and textures are preserved and the food is crisp and golden on the surface and moist and melt-in-the-mouth on the inside.
Do you want to taste for yourself what Le Panyol wood-fired ovens can do?
Do you want to sink your teeth into a crusty loaf? Or enjoy a fresh and delicious pizza? How about a perfectly seared steak or a slow-cooked gratin?
Maybe you’d like to spend a weekend in a charming little gîte with its own Le Panyol oven? Would you like to try your hand at baking wood-fired bread?
Here are a few great places to try food baked in a Le Panyol wood-fired oven.