DONATELLO II FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Donatello II is a 100% Australian hand-made wood fire oven which is inspired by our traditional Donatello oven and weighs in at 500kg with a cooking floor of 960mm. It is built using modern materials to maximise efficiency and economical burning. Durable and weatherproof, it’s the perfect aesthetic feature for your backyard. Get cooking and serve up some beautiful food for your friends and family!
Yes, the oven can be used for both indoor and outdoor use. With indoor use, a custom flue kit will need to be purchased to accommodate the smoke depending on where the oven is placed.
The Donatello II oven is pre-assembled and completed at our manufacturing warehouse so there is no assembly required. The oven is boxed on a pallet (1450mm length x 1450mm width x 1000mm height). Pickup is available from our manufacturing warehouse in Thomastown, Victoria or delivery can be arranged Australia wide for an additional cost to one of our depots where you can pick up the oven yourself with a ute or trailer.
Yes, we can arrange delivery to your home for an additional cost. Please refer to our ‘Delivery, Packaging & Installation Information’ file for further details.
At least 1.5m width access to the back of your property is recommended for the oven to enter.
The oven weighs 500kg.
Yes, the oven comes with a 450mm stainless steel flue. If you require a custom flue, we can arrange that for you at an additional cost.
The Donatello II is fully waterproof and weatherproof. We do not sell any covers.
Yes. The Donatello II is designed to be placed onto a bench or used on the Tower stand. Please refer to our ‘Delivery, Packaging & Installation Information’ file for further details.
Yes, wheels are optional and can be installed to allow for movement of your oven in your yard.
The Donatello II external temperature is not hot to touch, the heat is contained within the oven. Therefore, you can judge the clearance required with your builder to allow for safe functionality of the oven.
We recommend to not use any combustible bench material
Once the oven is cured, allow approximately 90 minutes.
Once the oven has reached the temperature you require, you will need to maintain it with a constant flame by adding more wood. Usually, depending on the wood you’re using, it would require one log at a time. Different temperatures are recommended for different types of food: • At 200 Degrees, you can cook meats, fish, vegetables, and bread. • At 300 Degrees you can cook pizzas, focaccias, stews (slow cooked and well covered), and meats. • At 400 Degrees, pizzas can be cooked.
The Donatello II external temperature is not hot, it can be touched around the rendered painted area. The parts that are hot whilst in use are the metal arch, the metal door and the stainless-steel flue.
Approximately between 5kg to 10kg of wood is required to get the oven very hot.
You can place 3 large wood fire pizzas in the oven at one time. Pizzas will take approximately 1 to 2 minutes to cook.
The oven can be cleaned with a light bristle broom. You can wash dirty areas off with running water and then broom. Note: OVEN MUST BE COLD. Never use high pressure cleaning on any part of the oven. For the interior of the oven, you do not need any cleaning products, just sweep the ashes out when cooled. This does not have to be done after every cook, just when there is a build-up of ashes.
Yes, we use and recommend membrane paint such as Acratex Dulux. Polito will supply some touch up paint with your oven.
Yes, please contact one of our knowledgeable sales representatives on 03 9460 6808 or submit an enquiry through our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible.