If outside no, if inside – yes, a powerful/professional extraction unit is required when cooking with any solid-fuel appliance inside. All local authorities have different guidelines, so best talk to an extraction expert before you buy. For advice, we suggest you talk to our extraction partner – David at firstname.lastname@example.org. See our technical page for general guidance.
Yes. All Harrison Ovens are made entirely of stainless steel, so unlike cast-iron ovens, they do not rust. We do recommend covering the oven to protect it from environmental factors like bird droppings or salty air if near the coast. Please see our bespoke covers.
We always recommend using 100% sustainable charcoal from local forests. Cheaper/processed charcoals are impure so create lots of smoke and aromas that will go into your food. The best advice is to keep it natural. Please see the fuel section of our technical page for more guidance on fuel.
Yes, you can buy a simple cold-smoke generator (labyrinth) online. You just need some wood chips and a tealight candle. Put the generator into the charcoal area of the oven and light the tealight. The smoke will infuse anything you put on the oven shelves.
The clever engineering means that the only moving part on a Harrison is the hinge pin, which can be easily removed and cleaned if it gets clogged with fat from time to time. Screws may need tightening occasionally, which can be easily done with a standard Allen key.
The best time to clean is when the outer oven is still a bit warm (but not hot) – use a cloth with detergent. If you need to give it a good scrub-down, you can use sandpaper (not advisable on Harrison Classic).
Like all superior products, Harrison Ovens are made individually by hand to order, using traditional methods and take many weeks to make – they are not your typical catering equipment, so there is no production line and we don’t keep stock or display models.
As such, we don’t offer freebies or discounts on single oven purchases as you are buying a product that is handmade to last a very long time for a good price (compared to competitors). If you would like to discuss ordering in bulk, please contact us.
NB: We constantly get asked for free ovens in payment of exposure, but all of our clients have paid full price for their Harrison Oven – even the famous ones!