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Make Your Own Authentic Italian Pies in An Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Wood-fired pizza ovens are the latest must-have for your backyard cooking experience. You might think that you need to eat a lot of pizza on a regular basis to justify installing one in your outdoor living space, but they are actually a very versatile addition. Sure, you can bake spectacular pizzas whose wood-fired flavor will outdo anything you can order in, but you can also cook many other things in a wood-fired pizza oven: Bread, vegetables, meats and marvelous steaks. And, while you probably don’t want to give up your grill for quick, daily grilling, a pizza oven is a worthy investment for family enjoyment and entertaining.

Wood-fired pizza ovens

Of course, there are a number of decisions to make before shopping for a wood-fired pizza oven.

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Ooni Pro Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Ooni Pro Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Make authentic wood-fired pizzas in your outdoor space in minutes

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durable stainless steel
WPPO Pro Lil Luigi Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
WPPO Pro Lil Luigi Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Unique downdraft air induction system for improved temperature management

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Fire brick
Forno Venetzia Torino 200 40-Inch Countertop Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Forno Venetzia Torino 200 40-Inch Countertop Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

A glass oven door window lets you watch food as it cooks

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double-walled ovens
WPPO Pro 4 25-Inch Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven On Cart
WPPO Pro 4 25-Inch Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven On Cart

Double-walled steel oven with over 4 inches of fire blanket insulation

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Italian engineering
Forno Venetzia Pronto 500 33-Inch Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Forno Venetzia Pronto 500 33-Inch Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Space-saving cart design with a folding side-shelf & height-adjustable tool holder

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for countertop installations
Alfa 4 Pizze 31-Inch Outdoor Countertop Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Alfa 4 Pizze 31-Inch Outdoor Countertop Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Patented Forninox technology allows you to reach desired cooking temperatures with little fuel

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Italian fire brick hearth
V70 27-Inch Ready To Finish Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
V70 27-Inch Ready To Finish Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Alfa ovens carry a 2-year residential parts warranty against defects in manufacturing.

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Portable or fixed?

This depends on where you want to put it. If you don’t have a permanent location for a fixed pizza oven, you can purchase a grill cart and install it on that. These are convenient because they can be wheeled around and easily store in the offseason. If you don’t use a cart, you’ll have to place it on a fireproof surface such as brick or stone, located at a safe distance from any structure. Wood-fired pizza ovens can also be incorporated in a full outdoor kitchen.

How large?

Consider how many pizzas you’ll want to make at one time and choose model that fits your needs. If you’ll mainly be cooking for a smaller family on a regular basis, a small pizza oven should work. If you have lots of parties or often feed a crowd, you’ll want to invest in something that can hold more pizzas at once.

What type of oven construction?

Most wood-fired pizza ovens are made with a stainless steel exterior, just like grills. This is because it retains heat well and is durable. Others — mostly the built-tin type — may be constructed of refractory cement in the Italian tradition. Also, the cooking surface is typically made of ceramic. Lastly, you’ll want to pay attention to the type of insulation used in the pizza oven. This is because super high heat is the key to cooking pizza properly, and the oven’s ability to not only heat up quickly but also to retain that heat is critical. You’ll want to look for insulation made from rock-spun wool or ceramic fiber for durability and performance.

What kind of fuel?

There’s nothing like the taste of a wood-fired pizza, so real wood is the way to go for an authentic flavor. That said, numerous models of wood-fired pizza ovens allow you to cook with charcoal or wood pellets instead of, or in addition to, real wood. Generally, a fire fueled by charcoal will not get as hot as a wood fire.

There are a few important things to keep in mind about a wood-fired pizza oven. Because you’re using real wood and need the oven to be at a very high temperature to quickly cook the pizza, it does take time to heat up to the proper temperature. Using real wood also means that you’ll have to tend the fire while preheating and cooking. If you’re the type of person who loves their gas grill because it’s quick and convenient, you might be happier with a gas version of an outdoor pizza oven.

Types of Outdoor Pizza Ovens

Brick Pizza Ovens

This is probably the type of pizza oven that you automatically think of at the mention of authentic wood-fired pizza. It is also the traditional Italian pizza oven that you see in the shape of a half-dome or igloo. The main feature is that one internal chamber holds the fire and serves as the cooking space.

Some of these ovens are Tuscan style, which means they are taller and have a larger opening, while others are known as Neapolitan because the rounded section is a little flatter and not as high. Real pizza aficionados love the Neapolitan style oven because it is designed specifically for pizza. You can certainly bake bread and cook other items in it, but its shape and design help it achieve some of the hottest temperatures, ideal for pizza.

Another type of brick pizza oven is the barrel vault oven that sports a rectangular interior and a dome in the shape of a half-barrel. One type of barrel vault oven is fully enclosed with a door on the front, making it perfect for pizza and breads, but also suitable for grilling. It’s also great for cooking in clay pots. The open style of barrel vault oven is just that: Completely open at the front. The design lets you use a full grill and cook just about anything, but it also makes it a little less than ideal for pizza.

All of these types of pizza oven require having the masonry laid once the interior section is in place. It is a permanent structure and is not portable.

Fully-Assembled Wood-Fired Pizza Ovens

The quickest and easiest route to setting up a wood fired pizza oven in the backyard is to buy one that is assembled and ready to use. These can be built into an outdoor kitchen, serve as a stand-alone unit, or come as a portable model. The interiors are cured and set to go, the insulation is in place and the exterior is attractive and functional.

Fully-Assembled ovens are all designed to reach very high temperatures of around 900 degrees Fahrenheit, essential for an authentic pizza. Normally, with convenience also comes a higher price, but that’s not always the case, given the range of models available. Plus, there’s no brickwork involved!

Portable Wood Fired Pizza Ovens

Advances in manufacturing and technology have allowed manufacturers to create a wide range of portable outdoor pizza ovens. Some are truly portable, countertop-style models that you can move around, take camping or tailgating. Others are “portable” in that you can wheel them across the patio out of the way or into the garage for storage.
As far as designs go for portable wood-fired pizza ovens, some are the same style as the large dome types, with one chamber for the fire and for cooking. Others are dual chambered, with one to hold the fire and a second, separate chamber for cooking, directly above the fire.

Single Chamber Models

The design principle is the same as the dome oven but the construction is different. The cooking surface is typically rectangular or square and made of ceramic tiles that refract heat. The exterior of these ovens is definitely not made from brick and instead features a double-layer sheet metal dome or top. All have some sort of insulation material around the cooking chamber to help retain heat and create those high temperatures that are a must for pizza. Installation of these ovens is very simple and they tend to use less wood than the large brick ovens.

Dual Chamber Models

These outdoor pizza ovens feature two chambers, one for cooking and a second one to hold the fire underneath. Similar to the portable single chamber models, these types of pizza ovens are also made of steel with a porcelain cooking surface. The dual chamber models need to have great insulation to raise the temperature to the appropriate level, so you want to make sure that a particular pizza oven has this feature – sometimes reflected in the price!

Dual-chamber models have more cooking space than their single-chambered brethren because you’re not losing any area to the burning wood. These ovens are also super versatile when it comes to cooking things other than pizza, like breads, roasts and dishes in pots. While these are some of the easiest to use, so0me of them don’t get quite as hot as the 800 degrees needed for a true Neapolitan pizza.

Think Before You Buy

Just as when you are deciding between a charcoal grill and a gas grill, it’s important to consider your cooking style and other factors when buying a wood-fired pizza oven:

Your Location

If you have a small back yard or little patio space, installing a large pizza oven may not be the way to go. Besides taking up a lot of space, you have to reserve room for storing the wood you will need. Also, if you are not staying in the house for a long time, the cost associated with the oven will likely not be recouped when you sell – unless the buyer also happens to be a big fan of pizza!

The Oven’s Location

High heat, open flames and heavyweight all mean that you can’t just pop a large pizza oven on your deck, even if it is portable. Consider where you will place the oven on your patio or in your yard and assess whether it’s a safe location or not before you buy one.

Your Cooking Style

If you’re the type of outdoor cook who loves a gas grill for the convenience of turning a knob and being ready to cook, a large pizza oven – especially a brick oven – is probably not for you. Large wood-fired ovens take a few hours to heat up, so you’re not going to do that for a couple of pizzas. These ovens are good for cooking a succession of foods because the oven stays hot for such a long time.

Portable models heat up much faster and are not such a huge time commitment: some can heat up in as little as 30 minutes.

What You Like to Cook?

If it’s authentic wood-fired pizza you’re after and you want to make it for a big family or larger gatherings on a regular basis, then by all means, go for the brick pizza oven. If your outdoor cooking repertoire is going to be broader and for a smaller number of people, any of the portable models will do. Also, just about all pizza ovens will be able to cook other types of food.

Cooking Capacity

If we’re talking about pizzas, you’ll probably be cooking one at a time, but you still want to make sure there’s enough space on the cooking surface for handling the pizzas. Base your estimates on the typically sized 12-inch pizza. Even if you’re doing one at a time, you want an oven with room for two pizzas, just so you can cook other things too.

When you’re ready to buy, here are some of the best options for an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven:

1. Ooni Pro Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven – Stainless Steel

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Ooni’s Pro Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven is a fabulous oven that quickly cooks one 16-inch pizza at a time — in as little as one minute! Ideal for a family and for casual entertaining, the Ooni lets you choose between cooking with wood or charcoal — or both. You can use charcoal as the main source of heat and then before cooking, add the wood that imparts the marvelous flavor everyone craves. Even better, a wood pellet burner accessory expands the number of fuel options for this oven. The exterior of the pizza oven is made from durable stainless steel that looks fabulous and the interior cooking surface is 324 square inches of Cordierite ceramic. Thanks to the cordierite stone and ceramic fiber insulation, the oven can hit 932 degrees Fahrenheit in just 20 minutes.

With this Ooni model, you can control the heat with the chimney as well as a ceiling vent, which makes it super versatile for cooking meats and vegetables as well as bread and other items. It actually has two different doors: A letterbox-style opening for sliding the pizzas in and out, and the Ooni Pro Door with Thermometer. This second door lets you keep an eye on the temperature and features a  fully removable door so that you can cook bread, large pieces of meat and food in a cast-iron skillet. Ooni pizza ovens come with a one-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship and by registering your Ooni online, you extend the warranty for an extra year.

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Ooni Pro Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Ooni Pro Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Make authentic wood-fired pizzas in your outdoor space in minutes

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Pros:

  • The Ooni Pro is a lightweight 57 pounds and has an easily removable chimney, which adds to its portability.
  • Buyers noted that even pre-made fresh pizzas are stunningly good when made in this oven.
  • The different fuel options make it more versatile for cooking other food items.

Cons:

  • Some buyers had trouble adjusting the heat so that it cooks the center of the pizza properly.
  • It must be placed on a fireproof surface.

2. WPPO Pro Lil Luigi Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven W/ Accessory Kit – WPPOPROKIT

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Portability is the name of the game with this WPPO Pro Lil Luigi Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven that you can take anywhere. It has all the features you need to make great pizza and lots of convenient elements. With a stainless steel exterior, the double-walled Lil Luigi has an easy-load firebox to accommodate your file choice of wood chunks, wood chips, pellets, charcoal briquettes or lump charcoal. The fuel lights easily and within about 20 minutes it reaches up to 900 degrees with the oven’s high-flow downdraft system that helps circulate the air inside. The interior has fire blanket insulation and a cordierite baking stone floor to give your pizza that ever-popular crispy crust!

Other great features of this portable wood-fired pizza oven are the hinged door with a peephole, which lets you check on the doneness without letting heat escape. There’s also a built-in thermometer so you can keep track of the interior temperature. When it’s time to store or move the oven, the chimney comes off for easier handling and a storage cover/bag is included.  Finally, the essential tools for making pizza are included with the oven: a pizza peel, pizza pan, a wheel cutter and a coal poker. The Lil Luigi is covered by a one-year warranty against defects in manufacturing and workmanship.

durable stainless steel
WPPO Pro Lil Luigi Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
WPPO Pro Lil Luigi Portable Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Unique downdraft air induction system for improved temperature management

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Pros:

  • This outdoor wood-fired pizza one is completely portable.
  • Flexibility with the type of fuel used is a plus.
  • The peephole and thermometer are super convenient.

Cons:

  • The cooking grid is only 12″x12″ so cooking is limited to one smaller pizza at a time.
  • The oven may be portable but it still cannot be placed on or near any wooden or flammable surface.

3. Forno Venetzia Torino 200 40-Inch Countertop Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven – Copper

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Backyard cooks in search of an authentic Italian wood-fired pizza will want to consider the Forno Venetzia Torino 200 40-Inch Countertop Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven. It’s ideal for a large family or for those who entertain frequently because this one can handle up to four pizzas at a time. This oven is meant to be installed on a heavy-duty cart or in an outdoor kitchen set up as it weighs over 300 pounds. Featuring Italian design and engineering, this countertop model has a big 32 x 24-inch refractory ceramic cooking surface. The Forno Venetzia Torino has superior cooking function because it is made with double-layered ceramic insulation that retains heat and optimizes performance. The design includes a built-in thermometer as well as a glass window in the door that lets you keep an eye on the food while it’s cooking without having to open it. The design incorporates the fire inside the chamber, imparting the authentic wood-fired flavor to food.

On the outside, the pizza oven has a stylish look that also very durable. The dome is UV resistant to help prevent fading of the powder-coated finish. The Forno Venetzia’s signature chimney cap and oak handle on the oven door complete the look. This outdoor pizza oven is covered by a two-year warranty against manufacturer defects. Keep in mind that chips and cracks are considered normal, don’t affect the oven’s performance and are not covered by the warranty.

Fire brick
Forno Venetzia Torino 200 40-Inch Countertop Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Forno Venetzia Torino 200 40-Inch Countertop Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

A glass oven door window lets you watch food as it cooks

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Pros:

  • This pizza oven is hassle-free because it comes fully assembled, requires no curing, and is ready to use out of the box.
  • Reviewers love how much room the oven has inside and how it yields professional results.

Cons:

  • Buyers recommend having at least three people available to move the oven into place.
  • Larger ovens can take up to an hour to preheat to the proper cooking temperature.

4. WPPO Pro 4 25-Inch Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven On Cart

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Another model that offers all the advantages of a cart model is the WPPO Pro 4 25-Inch Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven. This is a mid-sized model that has a 24″ x 19″ cooking surface, able to accommodate a large pizza. The 483 square-inch cooking surface is made from 1 1/4-inch- thick cordierite baking stone for efficient cooking and the entire oven has excellent heart retention thanks to double-walled steel with more than 4 inches of fire blanket insulation inside.

This stylish 25-Inch pizza oven is made from high-grade 304 stainless steel both on the exterior as well as the interior. Temperature control is very effective because of the downdraft air system incorporated in the oven. The front of the oven includes a built-in thermometer that lets you check the cooking temperature without opening the oven door, which saves heat. Four heavy-duty pedestal feet are adjustable so that the oven is always level. While the oven comes with a black powder-coated steel cart that has a wood holder, this model could also be placed on a stone or brick countertop. WPPO Pro 4 pizza ovens are covered by a warranty against defects in manufacturing and workmanship.

double-walled ovens
WPPO Pro 4 25-Inch Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven On Cart
WPPO Pro 4 25-Inch Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven On Cart

Double-walled steel oven with over 4 inches of fire blanket insulation

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Pros:

  • The cooking surface is larger than many cart models.
  • Wood storage right underneath is very handy.
  • The built-in thermometer is a big plus.

Cons:

  • It’s unclear as to how much assembly is required for the oven.
  • The chimney does not come off for storage.

5. Forno Venetzia Pronto 500 33-Inch Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven – Red

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A freestanding model like the Forno Venetzia Pronto 500 33-Inch Wood-Fired Pizza Oven is ideal for backyard cooks who want some portability around the patio or who don’t have room for a large permanent outdoor kitchen set-up. The Pronto 500 is larger than the small, fully portable models and it has a cooking surface that’s 24 x 20-inch — big enough for two personal size pizzas. As quickly as they cook at up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit, this size is ideal for a family or small parties. It comes with its own wheeled stainless steel cart, complete with a folding side-shelf, and a tool holder that is height-adjustable. Underneath, two shelves provide plenty of space to conveniently store wood.

The Pronto is also a convenient way to get the wood-fire Italian taste for food because it arrives ready to go, with no assembly or curing necessary before use. Inside, the oven’s double-layered ceramic insulation is superior at retaining heat, which a critical element for any piazza oven. It also uses less fuel than other pizza ovens. A built-in thermometer lets you easily monitor the interior cooking temperature so everything comes out just right. The exterior of the pizza oven is very durable with its very stylish red UV-resistant dome that helps prevent fading of the powder-coated finish. The Forno Venetzia’s signature chimney cap and oak handle on the oven door complete the stylish look of this outdoor wood-fired pizza oven. It is covered by a two-year warranty against manufacturer defects. Keep in mind that chips and cracks are considered normal, don’t affect the oven’s performance and are not covered by the warranty.

Italian engineering
Forno Venetzia Pronto 500 33-Inch Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Forno Venetzia Pronto 500 33-Inch Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Space-saving cart design with a folding side-shelf & height-adjustable tool holder

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Pros:

  • It comes ready to set in place and cook, no curing required.
  • It’s big enough for a family or for entertaining.
  • The look is super stylish.

Cons:

  • The cart requires some assembly.
  • You’ll need help putting it into place because it weighs in at just over 300 lbs.

6. Alfa 4 Pizze 31-Inch Outdoor Countertop Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

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Old World flavor and new technology make for a convenient yet authentic experience with the Alfa 4 Pizze 31-Inch Outdoor Countertop Wood-Fired Pizza Oven. Made in Italy, this pizza oven uses a special technology patented by Alfa Forninox that brings the oven to the proper temperature in as little as 20 minutes and still uses very little fuel compared to some other models. The cooking surface of this oven is quite large at 31 1/2″ x 23 3/5″, which means that you can cook four pizzas at once. It has excellent heat retention because the cooking floor is made from refractory tiles and the specially shaped upper dome is insulated with ceramic fiber.

  • Minimal assembly & no curing required before use
  • Designed for countertop installations

On the exterior, the dome features a copper color that is powder-coated steel. A built-in thermometer lets you keep an eye on the temperature inside the oven so that your food is done to perfection. This pizza oven is big enough to be versatile for cooking anything from larger cuts of meat to vegetables, potatoes, breads and more. Everything you cook will have that marvelous wood-fired flavor because the food is cooked right next to the fire in the oven. Best of all the oven arrives fully cured and ready to use out of the box. Alfa ovens are covered by a two-year residential warranty against defects in manufacturing, as long as you properly maintain the oven.

for countertop installations
Alfa 4 Pizze 31-Inch Outdoor Countertop Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Alfa 4 Pizze 31-Inch Outdoor Countertop Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Patented Forninox technology allows you to reach desired cooking temperatures with little fuel

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Pros:

  • Heats up in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Ready for use right away because no curing is required.
  • It has a large cooking surface.

Cons

  • You’ll need help installing this one because it weighs over 380 lbs.
  • It must be placed on a fireproof surface like a brick or concrete countertop.

7. V70 27-Inch Ready To Finish Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

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For some people, only an authentic built-in outdoor pizza oven will do and for them, the Alfa Cupolino V70 27-Inch Ready To Finish Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven is the choice. The Cupolino 70 is for the serious wood-fired pizza maker because it is meant to be permanently built into an outdoor kitchen or patio set up. This is not a model that you unbox and start using. It is designed as an insert for a custom brick or stone masonry outdoor oven construction. It’s a three-piece refractory brick oven that features a 27-inch diameter fire brick cooking surface that can handle up to three pizzas at a time. They’ll all get the quintessential wood-fired flavor as the food cooks right next to the fire.

The tall, spherical dome and floor of the oven are refractory clay, which evenly distributes the heat, allowing it to reach cooking the desired temperature in 45 minutes. The door helps contain the heat and protects it from the elements. Once the oven is installed, no curing is needed and you can cook anything in the Alfa pizza oven, from roasts and steaks to vegetables, breads and other items.

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V70 27-Inch Ready To Finish Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
V70 27-Inch Ready To Finish Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Alfa ovens carry a 2-year residential parts warranty against defects in manufacturing.

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Pros:

  • The Alfa Cupolino is as authentic an Italian wood-fired pizza oven as you can get.
  • It has a very large cooking surface, so it’s perfect for entertaining a crowd.
  • It’s about as authentic as you can get when it comes to a wood-fired pizza oven.

Cons:

  • The Alfa Pro Series is rated for indoor use, but for proper ventilation, the Cupolino must be installed with a flue pipe, which is not included.
  • This pizza oven insert requires professional custom installation.

A custom install, a smaller portable model, or anything in-between —  any of them will give you and your family a wonderful outdoor wood-fired pizza experience. Decide what size you need and get ready for years of great pizzas, breads and more!

FAQ

What Temperature Do I Need for Pizza?

True Neapolitan pizza ovens cook at a temperature of around 800°F – 905°F, which is much hotter than your home oven. That’s why all kinds of indoor gadgets fall short when trying to recreate an authentic pizza –always wood fired. Pizza stones and certain techniques can yield a quality pizza, but not the same thing that you’ll get from a wood-fired oven.

How Can Pizza Ovens Get So Hot?

The reason these specialty ovens can get so hot is because three different types of heating are going on all at once: radiant heat comes from the fire and cooks the pizza directly and indirectly as it bounces off the inside of the chamber. At the same time, the conductive heat transfers into the pizza from the cooking surface and convective heat from the fire is pushed around the oven.

Can I Cook Other Things in a Pizza Oven?

Since you can’t eat pizza every day (well, maybe you could…) it’s helpful to know that you can cook all sorts of thing in a pizza oven. The large masonry ovens stay hot for so long that after the pizzas are done, you can roast meats, cook things in pots and even leave something inside overnight to cook at a low heat like a slow cooker. Portable models can also cook a wide range of items, just not for so long on residual heat.

The same delicious wood-fired flavor can enhance your breads, meats, seafood and vegetables. You can also break out the tagine, clay pot or Dutch oven to roast dishes in the pizza oven – as long as it fits through the door!

What Makes a Wood-Fired Pizza Oven Different from Gas or Electric?

Besides giving the pizza a distinctive wood-fired flavor, there are some major differences:

  • Fast, hot cooking. Gas and electric ovens use primarily direct heat for cooking. A wood-fired pizza oven pizza uses radiant, direct and indirect heat to cook. The higher temperature cooks super hot and super fast – in just minutes!
  • Changeable flavor profile: Just as smoking meats with different woods changes the flavor of the meat, switching up the kind of wood you use fir your pizza oven can change the flavor profile of the final product.
  • Authenticity. Believe it or not, there is an Italian association . (True Neapolitan Pizza Association or Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana) that sets the rules for what counts as an authentic Neapolitan pizza. A wood-fired pizza oven is one of the specifications.

Conclusion

Before investing in a wood-fired pizza oven, it’s important to know what type you need. You can tell by considering all the factors that play into your cooking style, family size and personal preferences. Cooking in a wood-fired oven should be a fun experience yielding tasty results. Like so many other choices, it’s not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Find what’s right for you and you’ll have years of fun and food.