The latest oven from the UK’s longest-established supplier of handmade wood fired ovens has been revealed. Bushman has launched a brand new high-performance model – the Santorini. At just 87cm in diameter, with a smoke-free heating system, it’s designed for virtually any garden space with professional results.
After 18 months in product development, the oven features optimum thermal mass with compact insulation, ensuring that the chamber remains hot for at least 12 hours. The thick refectory floor retains and evenly distributes heat throughout the cooking chamber for a consistent cook and authentic, wood-fired taste.
The Santorini model also features two internal thermometers for complete control of cooking: one to measure the oven floor, the other for air temperature inside the chamber.
There are two weatherproof exterior casings available: stainless steel Calliste, and brick-look Thera. Both are designed to resist thermal stress from searing temperatures and will protect the oven from the elements.
Since Bushman established in 1999, they have installed over 4000 ovens worldwide, with founder Jay Emery working with an impressive client list – including Sat Bains, holder of 2 Michelin Stars, and outdoor cookery experts Manna from Devon.
Having previously specialised in bespoke commercial ovens, this is Bushman’s first mass-produced oven. The Santorini is DEFRA approved and designed to be easily self-assembled with a basic tool kit in under two hours.
Emery believes the country is ready to get wood fired cooking en masse. He comments: “I grew up in South Africa, where there’s a huge culture of outdoor entertaining. Not just when the sun is out – it’s an all-year experience, to enjoy great food with great friends in a relaxed and natural setting. And it’s so good to see that tradition taking hold in the UK. From rural to urban spaces, it feels like food is going back to its roots.”
The Santorini will be available exclusively direct from Bushman. The first 40 customers will receive the oven at a special discounted rate of £2,599.
- Regular price (from 1st Jan): £3499
- Launch Price (from 1st September – 31st December): £2999 (save £500 – 150 ovens only)