Gardens & Outdoor Spaces
Harrison Ovens
Handmade, heritage charcoal ovens for stunning outdoor living spaces

With its beginnings in the world of world-class professional cuisine, Harrison Ovens is a name synonymous with marrying high performance and iconic design. This has led to Harrison being commissioned to make ovens for the finest Michelin-starred restaurants and culinary masters like Jason Atherton and Yotam Ottolenghi, as well as for designers of the most impressive superyachts in the world.


Since 2011, Harrison Oven’s founder, designer, engineer and maker, Daniel Thumwood, has not stopped exploring ways in which to contain fire, control it and deliver a cooking experience that puts the chef in control of the flames. His philosophy is to make heritage pieces that are built to last a lifetime. In a world of mass production and high-speed living, he uses manufacturing skills reminiscent of more authentic bygone methods. Quality is everything therefore Harrison Ovens operates a waiting list system, which has led to the ovens being the most sought-after outdoor cooking appliance there is.


In 2021, ‘Harrison at Home’ was launched, which brought these striking ovens to the outdoor kitchens of some of the most beautiful homes around the world, including in the UK, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, Sweden and the USA. In 2022, Harrison Ovens wowed the crowds at The Chelsea Flower Show with its award-winning Kent Coastal Foraging Garden, which captured the imagination of visitors with industrial-chic ovens that rose from the beautiful planting scheme like sculptures.

In the words of Yotam Ottolenghi: ‘The hero is The Harrison Oven’

Whether grilling, baking, steaming, slow cooking, roasting or smoking – using charcoal or wood – a Harrison Oven can maintain the highest or owest temperatures for hours, with an even, radiant heat that negates the need for a rotisserie by retaining moisture and flavour. It raises the question why anyone would limit themselves to a pizza oven as perfect pizza is just one thing a Harrison can do –in three minutes, at 350°C, with no need to turn. Higher temperatures are easily achievable, but not necessary.


The Harrison collection includes ‘The Classic’, which comes with an optional stainless steel cabinet on wheels to make transporting it outside from the kitchen easy; ‘The Icon’, which has two ovens in one that cook at two different temperatures; and most recently ‘The Atom’, which includes an oven, a plancha and a hob. All the ovens are customisable with a curated range of colours and finishes to enhance the most stylish outdoor kitchen spaces.

Committed to sustainability, this tiny company on the coast of Kent is vitally aware of the environmental impact that charcoal production has on the planet, which leads to mass deforestation. As well as recommending that their clients only use sustainably sourced, local charcoal, Harrison Ovens accept that the onus is on them, not the individual, to make a difference. In partnership with the forestry activist organisation 9Trees, Harrison Ovens has pledged to plant three trees for each oven purchased. The hope is to increase this over the coming years as the business grows. In the words of Yotam Ottolenghi: ‘The hero is The Harrison Oven’.

Harrison Ovens, Unit 2, Sharpes Place, Ellington Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9TD

+44 (0)20 3858 0568

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