What are wood pellets?
Wood pellets are basically compressed sawdust. How that sawdust is produced is what make the difference. They can be made of recycled wood, these pellets are often only used as horse or animal bedding. Or they can be made of 'virgin wood', wood that is either a waste product from furniture making or that is cut just for the purpose of making it into to a pellet.
In Europe, there is a pellet standard called ENPlus A1. It defines, amongst other things:
- moisture content (< 10%)
- ash content (< 0.7%)
- raw materials: stem wood or chemically untreated wood
While this standard is not widely spread, yet, outside of EU pellets sold as 'premium', often adhere to these guidelines.
Which pellets should I use?
We recommend our customers to use the above ENPlus A1 standard pellets or similar pellet. While these are often marketed as heating pellets, they are completely food safe and great with your Ooni wood-fired oven.
View our range of pellets suitable for the Ooni ovens here.