Created in London and hand-built in Kent, Harrison is an oven unlike any other. It is an extremely high performing, charcoal oven that can also use wood. As such it can bring to the creative chef a breadth of cooking styles - from cold-smoking and ultra-low temperatures, through to a searing intensity of heat for very fast cooking.

Using solid fuels in all their forms, the Harrison oven is proving to be the best professional charcoal oven on the market. It adds a wonderful, smoky note to dishes whilst it’s considered engineering seals-in flavour and moisture. But even beyond its cooking capabilities, a Harrison Oven is a beautiful piece of furniture that can add sophistication to the most stunning homes and gardens in the world. It is also portable, so can be used inside and out.

This beautiful charcoal oven is made to order by hand, which gives it a theatricality and character that to really understand, you have to also understand the craftsman behind the Harrison and the engineering skills he puts into building each oven.

 

About

Daniel Thumwood is an engineer and welder with a creative edge. A love of food, his fascination with cooking over charcoal, and his natural creativity are what led to Daniel wanting to see if it were even possible to build an oven like this…

Ovens

Harrison ovens stand out for their design, function and versatility. It is by excelling in all these that Harrison ovens really make their mark in a kitchen - and explains Michelin-starred chef Richard Corrigan choosing two Harrison ovens for his world-class restaurants…

 
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Cooking

Cooking with the Harrison oven is very much a physical experience. Each oven is crafted to encourage the chef to develop an instinctive understanding of how it can be cooked with, resulting in exceptional flavour and texture…

Technical

As it has a closed chamber, the Harrison utilises four methods of heat transference: radiation, convection, conduction and direct heat. They don’t need electricity or gas and can work with any type of charcoal and many types of wood…

 

SOME EXAMPLES OF RESTAURANTS THAT USE A HARRISON OVEN

Neil Rankin's Temper restaurants are unique BBQ and open fire pit restaurants with a focus on cooking everything in front of their customers eyes using only wood and charcoal in their huge open kitchen fire pits.  Temper's charcoal ovens take centre stage, so the stunning Harrison Ovens are the perfect choice for aesthetics and performance at this extremely successful and ground-breaking restaurant chain.

Neil Rankin's Temper restaurants are unique BBQ and open fire pit restaurants with a focus on cooking everything in front of their customers eyes using only wood and charcoal in their huge open kitchen fire pits.  Temper's charcoal ovens take centre stage, so the stunning Harrison Ovens are the perfect choice for aesthetics and performance at this extremely successful and ground-breaking restaurant chain.

 

“The Harrison oven is simple in how it works. The complicated bit is how it works so well.”

Daniel Thumwood - Designer & Maker, Harrison