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10 Facts About the Josper Charcoal Oven
Interesting facts about the Josper Charcoal Oven
10 June, 2021 by
10 Facts About the Josper Charcoal Oven
Manase Tsebe

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

            Josper charcoal oven and grill 

            The Josper operates only on charcoal, with a heat control system that enables temperature control, and unlike an open fire grill, the Josper is also equipped with a firebreak cap for safety purposes and to prevent flames from flaring out in the restaurant kitchen. The combination of good quality charcoal and a sealed combustion chamber allows the consistent temperature of up to +350 °C.


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

            Josper grill in action

            Josper embraces the traditional method of cooking over the grill with charcoal and fire delivering distinct barbeque flavours. Many will be surprised to discover that the Josper isn't only made for cooking meat, it can grill, roast and smoke seafood, poultry and vegetables.


            3. Its high operating temperature allows you to grill and roast, preventing the product from baking

            Josper charcoal grill


            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.

            Josper smokey flavour

            Restaurants like Marble, Culinary Table and The Codfather have gone as far as creating signature Josper dishes on their menus.


            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.

             Josper Oven for restaurants






            6. The Josper has been around for 40 years.

            Despite Josper's global fame and success, this piece of genius equipment has been around for over 40 years, since 1970. 


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

            Pere Juli Josper Inventor

            The Josper Charcoal Oven is the genius invention of restaurateurs and chefs Josep Armangue and Pere Juli, who were the first to introduce it into their restaurant in Spain, and also introducing a new solution to cook over charcoal in professional kitchens. Since then, it has become a phenomenon in the world's top kitchens, Josper has over 40 000 clients worldwide. 



            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.

            Josper is the perfect combination between an oven and a grill, whose design and integration of a charcoal temperature control system by way of vents earned it the first international patent for charcoal ovens by the EPO (European Patent Office).



            9. The Josper can reach temperatures as high as +350°C.

            The Josper charcoal ovens operate at a high temperature of +250 °C to +350 °C for 7 to 9 hours, which is almost the entire day for a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch.  With such high heat, the Josper is capable of cooking an average of 110 kg per hour.



            10. 
            Guinness World Record for the most artichokes cooked on a grill at once.

            The Josper Guinness world record for the most grilled artichokes at once


            On 17 March 2019,  a restaurant called PURA BRASA  together with the oven brand Josper, organised to beat the Guinness World Record for the most artichokes cooked on a grill at once.  At the end of the challenge, 1.150 kg of artichokes were grilled in an hour and at once, until now no one has dared to beat the record.



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            10 Facts About the Josper Charcoal Oven
            Manase Tsebe 10 June, 2021
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