“We wanted a wood fired oven, but access to the rear of the property was always going to be an issue, so this ruled out many players in the market.
We casually mentioned our quest for an outdoor kitchen whilst shopping for a Kamado Joe with Sue Stoneman at BigFire. As it transpired they had stopped stocking them, but Sue mentioned how good her friend’s wood fired Amigo Oven was and that is where the Amigo journey started.
Once we started dealing with Jose at Amigo we knew that we had struck gold and had found someone with a true passion for the product that they not just sold, but built with pride.
There were What’s App messages/calls aplenty and emails in the planning/design phase, so that when Jose arrived in Torquay he was fully up to speed with the site layout and all access issues. That said I don’t think he had truly appreciated the gradient on our drive – sorry about that J
We were astounded at how quickly the work progressed and the attention to detail that went into every aspect of the project.
It was great fun having Jose and the guys on site and there were plenty of occasions to take a time out with them over a coffee or beer to better understand the sheer delight of their products and the whole world of wood fired cooking.
As our oven was built on site we have to wait 3 weeks for it to dry out and then three fires in gradual heat increments have to be lit over 3 days to prevent thermal shock.
Jose has been nothing short of superb throughout all of our dealings with him and it is clear that the Amigo journey carries on forever once you have bought into the product.
If you want a quality product, backed up by an enthusiastic and very capable business owner, Jose is your man. He will deliver you something way beyond your wildest dreams!”
James & Louise, Torquay
This is my garden!!! I Can’t recommend these guys enough – from the very first phone call with Jose I had no doubt they were the right people to get our oven from their service is second to none…. I feel part of the amigo family and look forward to staying in touch!! Katy
Jose, Alexander, Pedro and Birgit
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to the Amigo team for completing our amazing pizza and BBQ barn. We had a vision of a Mediterranean style outdoor kitchen area and you delivered just what we were looking for. We looked into many options and spoke to a few people BUT my first conversation with Jose put Amigos at the top of my list. After many WhatsApps, phone calls, questions, design discussions and the usual haggling we took the plunge and never regretted it. As with any big project there were challenges to overcome along the way but the flexibility and aim to please attitude of the Amigo team meant by working together everything became possible. We all know there are workmen and tradesmen but there are craftsman too and the Amigo team are above all craftsmen – and they are passionate, knowledgeable craftsmen who deliver amazing customer service and above all quality. Quality does not come cheap and rightly so – the end product is worth every penny and I thank them all. I would recommend Jose and the Amigo team to anybody who wants to create a bit of al fresco magic in their garden, there are no limits to what they can do – its great to now be part of the Amigo family and we hope to keep in touch. Looking forward to great times, fun and creating many memories with family and friends alike – hopefully we’ll cook some good food along the way too !! Already getting the hang of pizzas 🙂
Mike and Lorraine England
BarryLee Hey Jose, we just want to say a huge thank you to you and the team. We had spent a lot of time researching who we wanted to work with, your company history, gallery, reviews and Facebook page made you a very easy choice. What they didn’t prepare us for was just how incredible you and the guys are (we couldn’t believe you would get everything finished in just two days!). It was a joy to watch, seeing your craftsmanship as you measured, cut and built everything bespoke on site, even tweaking your design to make a perfect home for our tandoor! We are blown away with the end result, with your passion and the amazing quality of your work. Thanks again Amigo!!
Well what can I say ! What an absolutely outstanding superb outdoor kitchen you and your team have designed and built for us ! We knew from your Facebook posts it was going to be good – but the end result is absolutely outstanding !
Thank you so so much for all the time you have taken with the planning and implementation for our outdoor kitchen – we cannot wait for the oven to be ready to use – and for our outdoor cooking to commence !!!!!! Thanks Jose !
I’d like to say I’m really pleased with the oven, it looks great and I’m really looking forward to using it.
We purchased an oven back in 2016, but we have moved and had to include the oven in the sale of the house as part of the deal ! Turns out that the pizza oven sold the house ! Any way we are desperate to get another one so we are busy building a new area for one !
Lisa ‘Ballard’ Cochrane And we are the proud owners! Literally couldn’t be happier! Amazing service right from start to finish! Can not fault a thing! An A star team! Well done gents! Not an easy task! THANK YOU xxx
Chris Carter: This again makes me wish I had bought an Amigo,oven. Purchased one from a competitor 12 9 months ago and have regretted it ever since. The worst customer service in the world. That’s what I get for being a cheap skate. (still cost me £1000 though) Next time I can afford one it’ll be an Amigo Ovens Ltd.
Thank you so much to the team at Amigo Ovens for our fantastic new Amigo Barn.
Andy Jackson and I are absolutely thrilled with it and we can’t wait to start cooking and entertaining our family and friends (we’ll be trying it out tomorrow) 😀 the quality of the work and the professionalism, helpfulness and friendliness of your team was a first class experience that i cannot fault. Thank you once again and I can not recommend Amigo and the team more highly
Two years ago my restaurant pizza oven, inherited when I bought the restaurant, split in half and set fire to my restaurant. Being Easter weekend coming up, I researched and contacted Amigo Ovens to come and build me a new pizza oven. Jose explained that a new oven would have to dry and would not be possible to use so soon, but thinking outside the box, Jose and the boys brought me an oven on top of a trailer – this saved the day! Jose and his team arrived soon after to build the new oven. It was done fast and without mess. Our restaurant stayed open during this time and Amigo Ovens’ work had no impact on the running of our business.
I found Jose and the team helpful, polite and tidy. The work was fast, great value for money and to a high standard. I have worked as a pizza chef for many years and have used many many pizza ovens. I can honestly say AMIGO OVENS IS ONE OF THE BEST. I would recommend Jose and Amigo ovens to anyone who wants a great oven and great service.
Alex La Casinha Restaurant
José and his team at amigo ovens were amazing.
Truly professional service. Built a bespoke wonderful pizza oven for us last year.
Tidied away after the build. No mess left!! gave us great after sales service and even messaged me with tips, hints and recipes for pizza dough and meat etc. lovely family.
Thoroughly recommend Amigo Ovens.
Michelle and Les Rockley
I was never looking for a “pizza oven” I came across them by accident on Ebay, my first thoughts were how great they looked but I couldn’t justify getting one for pizza alone. As time went on I would just nip on ebay and look every now and again, “Amigo Ovens” then caught my eye, after finding them on Facebook and seeing all the pictures and discovering that pizza was just a small part of what can be achieved in the oven I started looking at them again. These things are big and heavy (around 700kgs) there was no way I would have got it down my garden. I called Jose and straight away it was evident how passionate he was about the “Amigo Ovens” and very helpful indeed, he said not to worry about the weight as he would build me one! I have now owned the oven for 4 months and am extremely pleased with it, I have cooked everything from Pizza to full Sunday lunches. The service provided from Jose was excellent from first point of call to completion of the build, I am still in touch every now and again for tips or queries and he is always happy to help and as passionate about the “Amigo Oven” as the first day we spoke. I chose “Amigo Oven” as I needed a bespoke build and am very happy with the product which I use about once a week, I would defiantly recommend the “Amigo Oven” and challenge you to find a better manufacture of such an awesome authentic outdoor oven. Keep up the good work Jose!
Having decided to buy a wood burning oven for my garden I spent a good deal of time looking at all the options which wasn’t as straight forward as I expected due to the range of ovens and large swing on price points between different types. I came across Amigo Ovens via their Facebook page which was hugely helpful. I arranged to meet Jose and he showed me a number of options to fit both space and budget. The whole process from signing the cheque to installation was very straight forward, and working with the Amigo team was hassle and stress free. The oven sits proudly in the area I built for it and my only regret is that I did not buy this fantastic bit of kit years earlier. The oven is not just a showpiece we use it regularly and it will be lit for this forthcoming November 5th Bonfire night. I have no hesitation in recommending Jose and his team to anyone looking to enhance their summer cooking experience with a wood burning oven
I ordered my oven from Jose at Amigo ovens and they had a very tricky install around the back of my house. Nothing was too much trouble however and the oven was soon in place. Jose and his team were extremely friendly and professional and explained everything perfectly as well as supplying instructions to break the oven in. Within a week I was cooking fantastic pizzas and all kinds of other meals in the oven. Since then, Amigo ovens had helped me out with loads of queries and accessories! I couldn’t recommend Amigo Ovens highly enough, faultless service.
From the initial enquiry through advice and guidance on installation to ongoing support & recipe sharing Jose from Amigo ovens has been a pleasure to work with. His passion for his product and real interest in his customers is the reason why so many people choose Amigo ovens. The ovens are great and his approach to customer service is second to none. I don’t think of Jose as someone I’ve bought a product from he has become a friend who is more than happy to discuss and share ideas. I look forward to many more years of wood fired cooking in my Amigo oven. Thanks
We had been looking to purchase a pizza oven, for our garden, for quite some time, but we wanted an authentic Portuguese oven, so when we came across Jose’s Website, we knew straightaway, this was exactly what we wanted. Jose is both professional and passionate about his ovens, which stood out a mile, when we met him. After listening to us, he helped us pick out the exact oven for our needs. On the day of the fitting, Jose and his team got straight to work, everything was done professionally, with nothing being too much trouble, and worked solidly, until the oven was fitted. I would recommend Jose in a heartbeat, and like to think, that not only are we the proud owners of an authentic ‘Amigo Oven’, but we are also lucky to count Jose and his team, as our amigos!!!..
Angela & Chris Bloor
We’ve had our amigo oven just over a year now, and we’ve honestly never looked back! We are very much into cooking and wanted to experiment with different cooking techniques, the pizza oven seemed to make perfect sense to me and my girlfriend, although some people didn’t share our enthusiasm and thought it was just a fad that would pass, (we have since proved them wrong). After doing a lot of research online we stumbled across amigo ovens, they stood out in that they had great reviews, and good value for money. At the time I had a lot of questions, everything from what size should I get? To how to build a base for it? To how the hell am I going to get this thing into our garden? Amigos were more than happy to answer my many questions, and even shared their knowledge on the cooking techniques, how to get it to the right temperature, and recipes. When our amigo oven arrived we were more than happy with it and couldn’t wait to start cooking. We use it around once a week, usually at the weekend, it’s a great way to create an outdoorsy atmosphere, particularly in winter. Family and friends are amazed at the things we cook in it from bread to roasts to deserts (far more than just a ‘pizza’ oven) we love it and would highly recommend it to anybody who shares our passion for cooking.
James & Shardee
After much consideration we finally decided on an amigo pizza oven.
Since initial enquiry regarding instillation to this current day with questions on cooking techniques the support we have received from Jose and team has been brilliant.
If you’re after something different and for the whole family I would definitely recommend an Amigo pizza oven.
I cannot recommend Jose and Amigo Ovens enough. This is not some faceless company that is just interested in selling as many units as possible. Jose and his team want to share the experience of a real wood fire oven with his customers – and convert them to cooking delicious food in their own gardens. The product itself is excellent and would be a real feature of any garden – and Amigo Oven provided me plenty of aftersales support to answer any questions I had. Which brings me to the food. Never have I tasted such amazing pizzas – and it’s so easy to do! And now all my friends want one! If you are interested in having a Wood Fire Oven – there is no other company that will be as supportive and excellent value as the Amigo Crew.
Just a line or two to say thanks very much for your great service in installing our Oven. It was pleasure to have someone working in your home with the work ethic of “Sure we can do that for you “
Since you left the fun has really started. We have used the oven to cook just about everything Pizza, bread, Roast and including the Christmas Turkey!!
The taste gets better and better as we use it more, now the old metal Bar B Q only gets use very rarely.
It’s been a great topic of conversation at the dinner table.
Mike & Fabiola
Hi Jose, i just want to say thanks you for your help in choosing the right oven, delivery was prompt, we even had the oven alight on the day it was delivered thanks to the dimensions in advance. The pizzas are amazing, we have just had a party with 50 guests, we made 65 bases to cater for them, and ended up making another 20! the oven was the centrepiece of the night and everyone wanted to have a go at cooking their own pizza. It also doubles as a good patio heater as well! We are now trying more adventurous recipes including meat, stews and bread. I cannot recommend one of these ovens enough to anyone, once you buy one you will be hooked. We now find any excuse to light and use it.
I purchased an oven from Amigo Ovens a couple of years ago and have been happy with it. However Scottish weather has taken its toll so when Jose contacted me to offer to repair and improve the insulation on it I was interested although slightly unsure of the added cost. However the results have been fantastic. The improvement in heat retention and efficiency is worth every penny. A few extra tips on how to best use the oven and I impressed all of my guests the following week when I made 32 perfect pizzas. I have no hesitation in recommending Jose and his team – genuine and helpful at all times.
East Lothian, Scotland.
I won’t bore you with photos, you have plenty already:), but just to say another thank you .
We have enjoyed pizzas aplenty, and have used the residual heat to slow cook various dishes including oxtail with veg and gravy , shoulder of lamb with garlic and rosemary, potats dauphinoise and at present there is Greek leg of Lamb with Mediterranean veg in a tomato sauce .
Once mastering the lighting of the fire and attaining temp ( not as easy as I thought lol) the door on this oven is perfect for the adjustment of temperature and heat retention and is more adjustable and stable than a hinged door and that part as a result has been easily learnt .
After all the cooking I place logs in the mouth of the oven and wedge door completely shut 12 hours later there is still noticeable heat inside and the dried logs are more easily lit next time .
I will be drying herbs from the garden soon before winter sets in ,!
I am learning bread making at present and hope to utilise the oven for that in between pizza temp and slow cook temp .
In short I love the oven 🙂 over the moon and the envy of my family and friends!!
And my daughter Summer calls it ” BurnHard ” ( Bernard 🙂
All the best
Just thought I would drop you a line to thank you and your team for my superb Amigo Oven.
As you know, despite the short notice, we wanted the oven to be up and running ready for my late Wife’s birthday family BBQ. This has been an annual event for years and one we intend to continue in her memory since losing her to cancer last August.
Despite you being very busy, you turned up on Good Friday and got the job done so as not to disappoint my late wife’s children and grandchildren. In my opinion you not only went the “Extra Mile” you went “As far as it took!”
The oven looks fantastic. It’s a touch of the Algarve in my back garden. The food tasted great too, although I’ve still got some learning to do on that front, but that’s all part of the fun.
Our kids and grandkids were all really impressed with it & look forward to many Summer Days using it.
So in my Opinion Joe. Your overall service has been second to none. Your product is first class as is your friendly advice. So I would have absolutely no hesitation at all in recommending Amigo Ovens to any of my family and friends.
In the meantime Jose I wish you and your team all the very best.
I have wanted to incorporate an outside cooking area with a barbeque and wood burning oven for some time and finally got around to having the oven installed in April of this year(14). I did spend a good deal of time researching ovens and kept on coming back to Amigo Ovens. Jose invited me to his home and I saw and discussed the concept and felt very much at ease, the passion they have for the work they do was obvious and I felt very comfortable giving Jo and his team my business. They did all I asked and were very helpful from the start of the project to the eventual installation.
To say I am happy with the end result is an understatement.
Thanks Jo and good luck with the future I am happy to recommend Amigo Ovens to anyone who wants to realise a small dream and have a fantastic piece of outside living in their garden.
Mike Sheehan-Stoke Hammond.
We bought our oven from Amigo back in May this year, after a recommendation from friends. We bought the 1100 version with extra insulation and the tool kit. It’s been used loads of times through the summer (on the second delivery of wood already) and we’re planning to continue to use it through the winter. It’s a fantastic feature in the garden, and has had far too many favourable comments to mention.
As well as the many pizzas, we’ve cooked, Sunday roasts, casseroles, steak, bread loaves, and much more. A really good investment and we would highly recommend Jose, Birgit and the Amigo gang.
Dave and Lynne Tadman,
Hessle, East Yorks
José installed our pizza oven 3 years ago . The service we received then was outstanding and has continued to be so to this day.
12 months following installation José came out to insulate the oven. He made the long journey from London promptly, and both he and his colleagues were extremely friendly and polite whilst carrying out their work with the utmost professionalism.
We were overwhelmed to find that José had left us some gifts in the oven before he left.
We hope to work with José again in the near future, on an industrial oven installation in Spain.
Jose’s work does not end with the installation of the oven, but extends to continual support and advice on using and maintaining the oven, recipes and much more.
We cannot speak highly enough of the quality of pizza oven and service that José and his team provide, it really is second to none.
Mark and Terri
I knew I wanted an outside oven but had no idea where to go to get one so I joined a Facebook page for wood fired ovens After asking my question I had several companies contact me Amigo Ovens seemed to have all the answers to my questions, also over coming some tricky installation problems that I had My oven was built on site quickly & efficiently.
I have really enjoyed the new way of cooking & we have eaten some fabulous meals I would not hesitate to recommend Amigo Ovens – they have fullfilled all that was promised to me
I bought my Amigo Oven over a year ago now from Jose, I have to say the help and advice was fantastic, we installed it, used it and it soon became part of our weekend ritual, we then had Jose come to our house to double insulate the oven to ensure it would retain heat longer so we could cook the big joints of meat etc. It worked perfectly.
I have to add the Jose and Amigo Ovens have kept in touch constantly with great tips and advice. I would recommend an Amigo Oven to anyone who loves the outdoor cooking and Jose and his team are defiantly the best guys to use. Thank you
Llanelli, S Wales
Just a quick note to say how much we love the oven we purchased from you during the summer, I obviously did a lot of research before buying an outdoor oven and came to the conclusion Amigo Ovens was the market leader in the field I received excellent customer service from yourselves and an answer to my many questions I eventually purchased the 100cm version with extended chimney and insulation to be perfectly honest it’s one of the best things I have ever bought we use it so much ,we recently had my daughter’s wedding and used it to cater for that pulled beef and pork (cooked overnight with residual heat) and pizzas the night before and the night of the wedding, since then we’ve used it at least a couple of days a week for everything from toad in the hole to bacon butties from fresh caught mackerel to roast lamb it’s so versatile and the taste of the food from it is so much nicer than an electric oven. Please feel free to pass on my email to anyone that wants reassurance before buying .Once again thank you very much for a great product and an excellent addition to my garden and some very jealous friends, family and neighbours.
Chris & Ann-Marie Webster
After living abroad for many years we have always enjoyed outdoor entertaining as it is more relaxed. Earlier this year we got the idea of having a wood burning oven under a covered eating area. I researched this extensively, particularly as access to our back garden is very limited. I made contact with Amigo Ovens because theirs appeared to be best value for money. Jose was very helpful from the start. Because of the access problems Jose and his team came and built the Amigo Oven in situ for us in May. They had everything prepared, worked hard and left everything tidy. Once the Amigo Oven had dried out and been cured we used it almost every weekend throughout the summer and well into Autumn – the covered eating area and heat lamps meant that even the dreadful weather didn’t stop us. It was a great hit with all our friends and neighbours. From a host point of view it is fun and relaxing to let your guests cook their own meal. We also intend to use it for roasts when entertaining during the winter too. The Amigo Oven, despite regular use, is still like brand new and I am certain will last us for many years. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Amigo Ovens both for the oven and for their service. All our friends want one!
Lisa & Richard Pissochet
We bought our Amigo Oven on the recommendation of a friend…. And I’m so glad we did! All of the chaps at Amigo were polite and Jose ensured a smooth delivery and hassle free installation. We are not massive “Foodies” but since having our oven we have mastered the pizza, once you get used to the oven and the way it cooks eating pizza from anywhere else is quite disappointing!
Last Christmas we did the turkey and roast vegetables in it and everyone commented on how delicious it was. It’s a great addition to our garden and lots of friends and family enjoy it whenever we fire it up! We would have no hesitation in recommending an Amigo Oven, they are well built and authentic and should not be compared to some of the cheaper alternatives on the market. Keep up the good work!
Colin & Kirsty Brown
We purchased a barbecue and oven from Amigo Ovens; they fitted both with great care and were incredibly helpful. I could not recommend them enough and am very happy with the products and the aftercare that we have received. Jose and his team are extremely polite and nothing is a problem for them which is something to be admired.
Jan & Martin Bushell
I was very happy with the pre and past install & supply service received from Amigo Ovens. As I was building the base and BBQ area myself, Jose was very helpful with advise. The delivery was as agreed and once the oven was in place using a HIAB truck with a crane, I’ve been really impressed with my oven. As a regular outdoor cooking enthusiast with my BBQ setup, I use it throughout the year to cook either the ‘Best’ Pizza’s in town or a roast using my imported Braai Firewood for a great extra smoky flavour
Thank you Amigo Ovens
I have always wanted an outdoor kitchen with an oven and came across Amigo ovens and was hooked. I rang Jose and asked him all the ins and outs about the oven and was so impressed I was sold. Paid and arranged delivery which came on time, had a bit of drama in the street with the crane but that added to the whole experience and then the oven landed and the fun began. Amigo ovens are a lifestyle which involves family and friends, healthy freshly cooked food with that Mediterranean twist, so much variety on recipes from fellow Amigos and of course from the man himself Jose.
Highly recommended, amazing service and fantastic product, Amigo
Norman and family from South Wales
I first came across Amigo Ovens online in April 2012 when researching the purchase of a wood fired oven. I contacted them and the response couldn’t have been more helpful. I had several questions which were all brilliantly and swiftly dealt with. This immediately put my mind at ease that I had chosen the correct company to deal with. I subsequently chose my product based on their advice and my requirements, which was dispatched and received without delay.
What I love about José and his company is his passion for his product, which he clearly knows inside and out. He can even provide answers to questions that you hadn’t even thought of yet. The after sales contact is also second to none. No question is ever too much trouble. I love the fact that Amigo Ovens continue to provide ongoing advice and recipes through Facebook. It is lovely to be part of the “Amigo family” and lovely to enjoy everyone’s photos and recipes shared through social media.
In July 2013 I had my oven serviced and repaired. This involved the large cracks being filled in which had occurred due to me firing the oven too quickly and too hot and not maintaining the outside of the oven properly. The oven was then fully insulated all over and re-rendered. This service was provided by Jose and his team, who travelled up from London. I couldn’t have been more thrilled with the results. It gave me a whole new oven again. It produced a massive difference to the whole operation of the oven. It now retains so much more heat for so much longer. I can now leave the oven to die down at 6pm at night and it will still be warm at 9am the next morning.
My whole Amigo experience has been a superb one right from the start and I can’t sing their praises highly enough.
Thank you José, for making me part of your Amigo experience. I just wish I was closer to London, to enjoy your new Amigo cooking classes! Good luck with your latest Amigo venture!
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