Stone-Fired Pizza with June Oven
The Pizzaiolo Cook Mode is ideal for any fresh-dough recipe, bringing professional quality pizza to your June Oven. The new Enameled Cast Iron Grill/Griddle accessory provides a smooth cooking surface that functions like a pizza stone.
How it works
The Pizzaiolo cook mode is designed to be used with the Enameled Cast Iron Grill/Griddle. The June Oven will prompt you to preheat the grill/griddle with the smooth side facing up. Preheating can take up to fifteen minutes and enables the grill/griddle to deliver consistent heat throughout the entire cook process.
Once your oven is fully preheated, it’s time to start making pizzas. Build your pizza on a pizza peel, transfer the pizza to the preheated surface, and in about 7 minutes it’ll be ready to eat!
Bring your own recipes or try ours
The Cookbook within the June App has been expanded with new pizza recipes for the grill/griddle, such as a classic Pepperoni Pizza and White Pizza. These recipes feature a built-in timer that will start tracking your pizza’s progress as soon as June sees it placed in the oven.
Frequently asked questions
“Pizzaiolo” is Italian for “a pizza maker” or “a person who makes pizzas.”
Apart from using a little cornmeal on the peel and having the pizza spend as little time on the peel as possible, transferring the pizza off the peel requires a gentle forward and backward motion. Ideally this is one single motion that transfers the entire pizza at once, but you can start with smaller motions for your first pizza.
The cornmeal acts like little ball-bearings and allows the pizza to slide off the board into position on the cast iron surface. Some cornmeal will fall to the bottom of the oven. This can easily be cleaned afterwards by removing the crumb tray. This takes practice and you may not end up with a perfectly round pizza on your first try.
Allow your Enameled Cast Iron Grill/Griddle to cool completely before removing from the oven for cleaning. When removing the grill/griddle, slide it partially off of the rack to ensure a firm grip, and then carry. Brush off any residual flour or cornmeal. Then proceed to clean with mild dish soap, water, and a non-abrasive sponge or brush.
For more stubborn residue, use a mild cleanser such as Bar Keeper’s Friend or Bon Ami. Do not use bleach and do not place it in the dishwasher. Dry with a towel and store.
The Pizzaiolo cook mode is designed for fresh-dough pizzas. The fixed temperature setting is too high for most frozen pizzas and will burn the bottoms before the toppings are fully cooked. June offers several Cook-Programs intended for frozen pizzas that bake directly on the oven rack or on the Nonstick Pan.
If you would like to try using the Enameled Cast Iron Grill/Griddle with a frozen pizza, use the Bake cook mode set to the temperature indicated on the package and allow the griddle to preheat with the smooth side up. Bake the pizza directly on the griddle and start checking for doneness at 75% of the time indicated on the package as it may cook quicker than indicated.
Have other questions about pizza-making in your June Oven we haven’t answered here? Contact our service team.