A couple of years ago, a few months after we moved in to our new home, my wife bought me a JY Firebricks oven for my birthday. It’s a brilliant smokeless brick oven that uses charcoal as fuel, requires minimal maintenance, and is practically weatherproof. In fact, I placed mine in the garden, partially covered by the roof…and I haven’t heard it complain once. As a bonus, it even makes for a nice conversation piece during garden parties. The only downside to this thing is that it takes a while before it reaches baking temp (about 700º F or higher for pizza). But then again, what better excuse to have a beer or two or three?