Stadler Made Thermo Door
STADLER MADE THERMO DOOR
The Thermo Door lets you experience the full joy of working with food and fire. Once you put the Thermo Door on your outdoor oven, you can go low and slow and bake a beautiful bread or slow-cook some delicious fish, veggies or meat.
Not only does it allow you to keep the heat in, but you can also better control the temperature of the baking compartment. This is ideal for those times when you need to bake food for a longer time, or at a more consistent temperature.
What's in the box?
The Thermo Door will be delivered to you in a cardboard box that contains all four parts needed to assemble it:
- the corten steel Thermo Door
- the corten steel handle
- the Städler made thermometer
- the attachment ring for the thermometer
How Does it Work?
On the top of every outdoor oven, there is a little hook where you can hang the Thermo Door.
In doing so, the door closes the mouth of the oven which activates the hidden chimney system inside the oven. The hot air will still pass over the food, but instead of escaping the oven through the door, it will go up and over the top stone and then leave the oven through the two holes pierced in the backside of the oven.
To make sure this system will work, check if the top stone is placed all the way to the back of the oven so the hot air can go up and out.
Since this door is designed to use when baking food for a longer time and at a lower temperature, it is best not to fully close the front of the oven when baking pizza but to instead put the door in its second position.
This will allow for the heat to escape through the front opening as well as through the chimney system.
Finally! Never put on the door for the first 20 minutes of starting up your oven: at this point, the fire needs as much drag as possible and putting on any of the doors will cause the fire to smoke a lot. This smoke would then stain the glass of your thermometer.
The Thermo Door & the handle are made entirely from a 3mm thick (0.12in) corten steel sheet.
Corten is a steel alloy that forms a protective layer of rust on its surface. When you order the Thermo Door, you will receive it without any rust. As soon as you place your thermo door outside, where it will be subject to different weather conditions, the rusting process will set in. Depending on where you live, the process of turning from blank to rusty steel can take between a few months up to a year.
The steel is meant to rust in order to form a protective coating. In the first phase of the rusting process, some flakes of rust might come loose, but this will stop after some time and the Thermo Door will get its final look.