Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The oriental way of cooking outdoors is finding more and more fans in the European part of Russia. To master an unusual cuisine, a special oven called a tandoor is required. It is a thick-walled baked clay vessel that can withstand high temperatures. The oven has a lid, food is lowered through it and cooked food is removed. Thanks to this design, the heat inside the tandoor is kept for up to 4 hours, allowing you to make several bookmarks of products. Today, Russian stores offer a wide range of oriental ovens. Recommendations of our experts will help you to make the right choice.
Appointment. When buying a tandoor, it is necessary to build on its purpose. The user can set different goals and objectives, someone wants to establish
- business, someone needs an elegant decoration of a summer cottage, someone is attracted by outdoor recreation.
- The largest and heaviest models (over 100 kg) are suitable for preparing impressive volumes of barbecue or flat cakes.
- The owners of country houses appreciate the external design of the tandoor.
- And picnic lovers prefer light (30-50 kg) and compact vessels.
The form. Depending on the taste of the buyer, you can choose a tandoor with a specific shape. In this case, one should take into account the peculiarity of the preparation of some dishes.
- A jug or barrel is ideal for cooking lamb leg or kebabs on long skewers.
- If the oven has the shape of a ball or a bell, then it is convenient to cook cakes, first courses or pilaf in such a vessel.
Wall thickness. In the tandoor, such a parameter as the thickness of the ceramic walls is of great importance. The thicker, the longer the heat stays. But this increases the mass of the furnace. For small models, the optimal range is from 2 to 5 cm, for large stationary tandoors, the thickness is selected within 5-8 cm.
Neck width. All culinary operations are carried out through the neck of the tandoor. The larger the hole diameter, the more convenient it is for the cook to work with food. But this increases the outflow of heat when opening. For home use, tandoors with a neck diameter of up to 30 cm are optimal.
Height without cover. In addition to the neck width, an important parameter will be the height of the furnace without a lid. If this value is 80-100 cm, then without any problems it will be possible to bake a whole large leg of lamb. For kebabs or flat cakes, the inner height of the vessel is 60-80 cm.
Equipment. To use the tandoor as conveniently and efficiently as possible, a number of additional accessories are required.
- All manufacturers supply a set of skewers (8-20 pcs) for stringing meat.
- In order for the skewers to be positioned vertically and evenly in the oven, a special “sun” device is required.
- Tools like a poker and a scoop can help you straighten firewood or scoop up coals.
- Place heavy covers on special stands. Not all manufacturers include them in the kit.
- Forged legs or stands allow you to raise the tandoor above the ground. The lack of contact with wet soil increases the life of the oven.
We have selected 6 best tandoors for our review. All of them are sold on the Russian market. When compiling the rating, the opinions of experts and consumer reviews were taken into account.
- Rating of the best tandoors
- AMFORA Sarmat Aladdin
- MD Ceramics Vash Tandoor “Big company”
- AMFORA Sarmat Ataman
- Bestpohod East large
- Technoceramics Cossack ceramic
- AMFORA Sarmat Hunter
Rating of the best tandoors
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best tandoors||1||AMFORA Sarmat Aladdin||RUB 25,100|
|2||MD Ceramics Vash Tandoor “Big company”||RUB 17,900|
|3||AMFORA Sarmat Ataman||RUB 21,500|
|4||Bestpohod East large||RUB 19,990|
|5||Technoceramics Cossack ceramic||RUB 20,960|
|6||AMFORA Sarmat Hunter||RUB 11,990|
AMFORA Sarmat Aladdin
Tandoor AMFORA Sarmat Aladdin was created from a special kind of chamotte clay. Its thick walls (7 cm) are able to withstand high temperatures without cracking. The experts paid attention to the spaciousness, the model is suitable for preparing a large number of portions. For example, inside a vessel with a diameter of 83 cm, 4 lamb legs are simultaneously placed. Thanks to the wide neck, it is convenient to load food into the tandoor using such popular accessories as a skewer, a frying pan, a grill grid, etc. The tandoor weighs about 200 kg, so the manufacturer made reliable handles for carrying. Externally, the device is beautifully finished, the forged stand also adds elegance.
Users praise the efficiency and usability of the model. The disadvantage is the high price.
- thick walls;
- beautiful finish.
- heavy weight;
- high price.
MD Ceramics Vash Tandoor “Big company”
The model MD Ceramics Vash Tandoor “Big Company” stands out for its stylish appearance and compact size. The height of the product is 105 cm, the diameter of the case is 55 cm, the neck is 24 cm. With a wall thickness of 2 cm, an oriental stove weighing 80 kg is obtained. The manufacturer has equipped the tandoor with a scoop, a poker, a grate, skewers (10 pcs) and a “sun” device for hanging them. The sturdy handles allow two adults to carry the device with ease. A whole goose or a leg of lamb can be placed inside a 50 cm high vessel. One tab of firewood allows you to cook several dishes, from soups to flat cakes.
Users consider the tandoor to be an excellent option for family use. It perfectly combines affordable price and spaciousness. The disadvantages include the lack of a model in the retail network.
- compact size;
- light weight;
- spectacular appearance;
- acceptable price.
- shortage in stores.
AMFORA Sarmat Ataman
It is convenient to cook long products in the AMFORA Sarmat Ataman tandoor. The height of the vessel without a lid is 78 cm, the diameter of the body is 61 cm. The large thickness (6 cm) of the walls of the device ensures high-quality roasting of a leg of lamb or a goose. The large neck (diameter 34 cm) allows not only to comfortably load large pieces of meat, but also to lay the flat cakes on the walls. Included with the tandoor are 12 skewers, a holder for them, a poker, a scoop and a grate. The experts gave the model an honorable third place in our rating for long-term heat retention and ease of use.
In the reviews, Russian amateur chefs praise the tandoor for its wide throat, thick walls, and good equipment. The disadvantage is the large weight, you will have to additionally buy a stand for the lid.
- high height;
- keeps warm for a long time;
- long skewers;
- quality workmanship.
- heavy weight;
- lid stand required.
Bestpohod East large
The best tandoor for preparing delicious dishes in nature is the Bestpohod Vostochny large model. This compact vessel has a height of 74 cm, a body diameter of 57 cm. The weight of the product is only 30 kg, which makes it possible even to load the oven into a car alone. For this, there are strong handles on the body. The manufacturer made the device from environmentally friendly clay, the wall thickness is 5 mm. The graceful appearance is perfectly combined with heat resistance, the vessel can withstand heating up to 1200 ° C. Three curly forged legs raise the bottom of the tandoor from the ground, preventing contact with the soil. The high price with a modest set (6 skewers) did not allow the stove to occupy a higher place.
Users praise the attractive design, forged legs, durable handles, and a comfortable stand.
- graceful appearance;
- smooth heating;
- high temperature resistance;
- a light weight.
- high price;
- modest equipment.
Technoceramics Cossack ceramic
The thoughtful design of the tandoor Technoceramics Cossack ceramic was highly appreciated by our experts. The presence of a cap in the lid allows you to control the cooking process, as well as load small portions of food. At the same time, the heat does not leave the vessel, the high temperature remains for 2-4 hours. Heat is also retained due to the thick walls (6 cm). To control the burning of wood and coal, the manufacturer made a special blower. If necessary, you can additionally load a portion of firewood. Tandoor is included in our rating for high-quality workmanship and manufacturability.
Domestic users have no complaints about the quality of the tandoor, the efficiency of heat use, and ease of use. The disadvantages include high weight (125 kg) and high price.
- convenient lid with a cap;
- efficient use of heat;
- combustion control;
- quality workmanship.
- heavy weight;
- high price.
AMFORA Sarmat Hunter
The affordable price helped the AMFORA Sarmat Hunter tandoor to get into the TOP-6 of our rating. Experts in the asset of the model include environmentally friendly raw materials, resistance to high temperatures, a beautiful forged frame. It is convenient to load food and take out cooked dishes through the wide neck (25 cm). The stove retains the accumulated heat for a long time, the walls are 5 cm thick. The set includes 8 skewers, a poker, a grate and a scoop. The manufacturer has provided convenient handles for carrying the vessel. The tandoor will become not only a decoration on a personal plot, but also a place for confidential communication.
Domestic users are satisfied with the practicality and ease of use. On the downside, they include the lack of legs and a stand for the lid.
- low price;
- spectacular appearance;
- environmental friendliness;
- no legs and stand for the lid.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.