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What is a ceramic oven?

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A ceramic oven is an oven made of clay. The Indians call it tandoor. For thousands of years, different cultures have used clay ovens to cook food and make bricks.

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Many cultures developed different types of ceramic cookers. For example, the Japanese created the mushikamado, a clay pot with a removable clay lid, which was used for steaming rice. Another type of ceramic oven is a brick oven. For centuries, the Italians have used brick ovens to cook food such as bread and pizza.

Modern ceramic ovens are more high-tech. Brands like Big Green Egg and Grill Dome have a hard-wearing ceramic glazed surface that can last for years.

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