10 Facts about a Josper Oven

In January we were closed for a huge kitchen refit. As part of the renovation we installed a Josper oven. But what is a Josper oven? Read more to find out! 

1/ Burning top quality charcoal, The Josper is the hottest indoor barbecue available.

2/ Although we call it an oven it’s predominantly a grill!

3/ It’s high operating temperature allows you to grill and roast, preventing the product from baking. 

4/ It adds a flavour of the finest embers, a unique texture and juiciness in all products such as whole barbequed fish, halloumi and steaks. 

5/ This type of oven is popular among chefs because the oven retains the flavour and moisture in foods that normally escape with regular ovens.

6/ The Josper has been has been around for over 40 years.

7/ It was created in 1970 by Josep Armangue and Pere Juli.

8/ It was designed with two adjustable draughts: one at the bottom to draw in air and one at the top to let out smoke and combustion gases.

9/ It operates in a similar fashion to the mechanism behind the Aga cooker.

10/ The Josper can reach temperatures as high as 300°C.


Food from the Josper

Example josper dishes on the Cricketers Menu:

Fillet of Stone-Bass – Sea vegetables & sea-weed butter

Lobster - Garlic butter, watercress, fries

Salt & Pepper Half Chicken – Celeriac & cucumber remoulade & siracha dressing 

Double Thick Cut Pork Chop – Pomme Anna & parsley & apple sauce 

Slow Cooked Short Rib – Chimichurri dressing, crispy onions & smoked garlic aioli 

10oz Sirloin or 8oz Fillet – Grilled tomato, garlic baked mushroom & dressed watercress 

Sharing Steaks For two – T-bone to share with all the trimmings