Why choose a Harrison?

High Performance, Iconic Design, Handmade to Last a Lifetime

Apart from the high performance and minimal kitchen footprint of the Harrison Charcoal Oven range, there are many other benefits to the creative chef, which is why Harrison Charcoal Ovens are quickly becoming the most aspirational piece of kitchen equipment on the market.

Harrison oven at the head of a dining table

Stunning Aesthetics

A Harrison Charcoal Oven is as exceptionally beautiful to look at as it is high performing. Whether in an open kitchen or the gardens of a beautiful boutique hotel, a Harrison will beguile your guests and add a sense of theatre to any dining event it attends.

Super Fast Cooking Times

A Harrison Charcoal Oven can achieve heats of 300°C + in as little as half an hour. This means that steaks and pizzas take just a few minutes, flatbreads and some vegetables less than 60 seconds and whole ducks or chickens can be roasted in 25 minutes.

Moist steak cooked in a Harrison Oven

Moisture and Flavour Enhancement

The engineering of a Harrison Charcoal Oven means that heat has four ways of getting into your food:

  • Convection
  • Conduction
  • Radiation
  • Direct

Unlike open or ceramic grills which only use direct heat, the thick, insulated stainless steel walls of a Harrison radiate heat from the embers, which creates an even, intense heat source that locks in and enhances moisture and flavour.

Temperature gauge on Harrison oven

Controllability

The very British, refined engineering of a Harrison Oven enables complete control over temperature, which empowers the creative chef to produce exquisite cuisine with precision. This controllability is what sets a Harrison Charcoal Oven apart from open grills and is the key ingredient in a Harrison’s versatility.

The interior chamber is built with a backwards sloping roof, allowing the airflow to turn and move heat around the oven. This avoids the creation of hot spots and cool areas, ensuring that the whole oven is pushing the same heat.

The interior chamber is built with a backwards sloping roof, allowing the airflow to turn and move heat around the oven. This avoids the creation of hot spots and cool areas, ensuring that the whole oven is pushing the same heat.

Moist steak

Economical on Fuel

The Harrison Charcoal Oven’s groundbreaking design makes it extremely economical on fuel consumption.

Heat Stays in the Chamber

Although the oven chamber gets very hot, the insulation in the door and walls means that minimal heat escapes outside, which not only enhances the Harrison’s performance, but also makes it a more pleasant kitchen companion than other charcoal ovens or open grills.

Temperature gauge on Harrison oven

Robust and Built to Last

Each Harrison Charcoal Oven is handmade to order and built to last a lifetime. The simple but clever design of the oven means that there are not many moving parts, so very little maintenance is required – what adjustments are needed can be made within minutes with the use of a simple Allen key (supplied). Made of thick, high-grade stainless steel, a Harrison Charcoal Oven can tolerate the most challenging of kitchen environments and, if used in only in the private home or garden, can be handed down through generations of creative cooks.

Harrison oven at the head of a dining table

Exceptional Versatility

From searing to roasting, baking to slow cooking, hot smoking to cold smoking – everything that a conventional oven can do is achievable in a Harrison Charcoal Oven and more – but faster, with more moisture retention and an optional smoky note. Furthermore, the temperature on top of the oven is perfect to rest steak, heat sauces and keep dishes warm during service.

Rust-Proof

The size, weight and rust-proof outer also makes a Harrison the perfect solution for outdoor kitchens, pop-ups, festivals, weddings and any outdoor dining event.

Easily Transportable

Weighing from 100kg, a Harrison Charcoal Oven can be easily transported anywhere. The Harrison ‘S’ has an optional wheeled cabinet which has very sturdy wheels to enable the oven to be easily moved around the kitchen in order to clean behind it. The Icon comes with a wheeled cabinet as standard.

When searching for a charcoal oven for the open kitchen in my tiny fine dining restaurant, I needed something efficient, refined, controllable and beautiful. The Harrison Oven ticks all the boxes. Unlike other charcoal ovens I have tried, the engineering of a Harrison keeps the heat IN – so it’s a pleasure to share a kitchen with. The Harrison is the only oven I use in my kitchen now and my customers love it – it’s become a real feature!

Chef Ben Crittenden, Stark Restaurant, Kent – Michelin Star 2019–2022