Richard Corrigan backs British built Harrison Ovens

Richard Corrigan has one in his kitchen at Corrigan’s in Mayfair, and now you can too. Harrison Ovens are handmade, solid fuel ovens, lovingly sculpted by designer and engineer Daniel Thumwood in his Kent workshop. The design and development of this state-of-the-art oven was three years in the making, but the company is now taking orders.

Harrison Ovens already have national and international sales under their belt and have created a bit of a press following both in the UK and across the Pond. They were the Indy’s first choice for outdoor cooking; Elle Décor USA featured them in their ‘Toolbox’ section. Brogue Magazine described them as ‘…the finest high-performance solid fuel oven on the planet’ and ultra hip interiors magazine My Warehouse Home has said  ‘…not only do they look amazing – the proof really is in the pudding.’

Thumwood, an engineer with a creative edge and a love of food, has long had a fascination with cooking over charcoal, which led to the invention of the Harrison. Each oven is still handmade by Dan, who also tests and approves each one before it leaves the workshop with its individual certificate of authenticity. The result is like an oven like no other: the Harrison can be used both indoors and out, and can produce a searing heat for roasting or ultra-low temperatures for cold smoking.

Not only has Richard Corrigan installed one at his Mayfair flagship, the Irish chef has also ordered his second Harrison for Virginia Park Lodge, his estate in Co. Cavan.


The Harrison Oven comes in a range of colours, with suitably mouth-watering names (parrot fish, borscht, squid ink, venison etc), as well as the classic stainless steel Harrison ‘S’. Available internationally. For more information please see or contact

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