Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven (Wood & Gas)
As Solo Stove is already well-known for its fire pits and grills, we had high expectations for the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven. The Gozney Roccbox lost out to this stylish pizza oven made of stainless steel, which did not disappoint.
Compared to the others we tried, it had a somewhat bigger entrance, which made navigating simpler. It also includes a multi-fuel option, allowing you to use a separate gas burner or heat with wood. It can accommodate 12-inch pizzas. (Be aware that cooking with wood has a learning curve.)
We discovered through testing that the pizza stone warms up rapidly and holds heat remarkably well. Using the propane adapter, it reached 780°F in just 20 minutes and then astonishingly swiftly cooled and reheated. As the pizza stone separates for simple cleaning, we did notice a tiny gap in it, but the pizza is still cooked just well despite this.
The convection-style heating method used by the oven’s airflow architecture to disperse heat across the space produces delicious, uniformly cooked pizza.
In comparison to other ovens, the Pi Pizza Oven is also lightweight. With a weight of only 30 pounds, you may take it camping or to a friend’s place. We even had no trouble cleaning the Pi. To get rid of any leftover food, simply microwave it on high. Once it has cooled, clean the interior with a brush or moist towel.
The Pi Pizza Oven comes with a lifetime guarantee for any manufacturing flaws, so don’t worry if you chance to encounter a broken accessory on the oven.
- extremely rapid heating
- evenly prepares pizza
- various fuel sources
- Pizza stone has a little crack.
- It requires practise to control temperature with wood.
There were many positive things to say about the gas-powered Ooni Koda, which produced pizzas that were almost as good as our top selection but cost much less.
The Ooni Koda’s heat source is located at the back of the oven, giving the food that is being cooked easy access to the flame. We appreciated the cooking stone’s detachability and the ability to turn it upside down for cleaning before the following cooking session. The already-thin-profiled oven becomes nearly flat for storage when the legs are folded all the way down.
The pizza stone reached 500 degrees Fahrenheit in only five minutes and 900 degrees in 25 minutes. The pizza was made in the Neapolitan manner, and it took approximately 90 seconds to cook. The crust had exquisite burned patches, and the bottom had gorgeous speckles. In addition to cooking a second pizza without any problems, the oven also performed an outstanding job charring vegetables in a cast-iron pan and searing steak.
Even though we were delighted with the outcomes of this less costly oven, it is important to note that the Ooni Koda we first received had some problems.
After a few cooking sessions, the flames went out, and we were unable to switch the appliance back on. The plastic ignition knob also had a damaged component, which made the knob spin continuously.
We received a replacement knob from Ooni thanks to their excellent customer service. When that didn’t address the problem, a new oven was supplied. We ran the replacement oven through the same exact stringent tests as the previous one, but we were unable to get the problem to repeat itself, therefore we must have had a faulty device the first time.
- rapidly warms
- swiftly prepares pizza
- Slim, streamlined shape for simple storage
- a plastic ignition knob
The Roccbox Amazon pizza oven has pizza experts jubilant. This portable pizza oven features a built-in thermometer beneath the stone to let you know when the oven bottom is hot. It also has a carrying strap and handle for easy transport. The temperature needle will remain at the 932 degree point once warmed.
This pizza oven’s limited area makes it a bit more difficult to use, so if you’re still developing your pizza-making talents, it might not provide you enough room to move around freely. The dual-fuel burners do take a while to heat up to the proper temperature, and utilising wood may only reach a temperature of roughly 400 degrees Fahrenheit, according to users. Nevertheless, if you want to get the heat exactly where you want it, a propane burner could be your best bet.
- Stunning design
- rapidly warms
- makes great pizza in the Neapolitan and New York styles
- Heavy Does not collapse flat
- You cannot remove the cooking stone to clean it.
Ooni Karu 12-Inch
As the Ooni Karu can burn both wood and coal, it’s a perfect option for newbies who aren’t sure of their favourite outdoor-oven cooking technique. The fire pizza oven box on the Karu is a unique design that requires wood that has been carefully cut to 6 by 2 inches, an unusual size for cooking in a wood fired oven. It measures 9.375 by 6 inches. Lump coal is another option that is less difficult to maintain and easy to start if burning wood doesn’t appeal to you.
It’s important to note that consumers report that the Karu may take a while to heat up in colder weather. But, the Karu is believed to be able to cook a lot of pizzas without needing a lot of refilling, which is perfect for gatherings of any size.
- various fuels propelled
- Consumes a lot of pizzas without replenishing
- To fit a firebox, wood must be chopped.
- It takes time to warm up.
The Oonie Fyra, which weighs only 22 pounds, is reputed to be little yet formidable. Those who wish to experiment with various kinds of wood and wood pellets should choose this wood-fired pizza oven because of how simple it is to load thanks to its straight loading chute. Although loading is simple, the workspace is fairly constrained when compared to other alternatives, so you might wish to spend money on a separate area for shaping your pizza dough. Although the Fyra heats up rapidly, you should take some time to learn how to control the heat for more uniform cooking. As the fire and hence the heat are located at the rear of the oven, it is crucial to rotate your pizza while it bakes to prevent an uneven cook.
The Fyra is a great pizza oven for cooking for a small group of people, but it might not be the greatest choice for bigger gatherings because it needs some care to produce decent results. Although the supplied stone is known to be rather sensitive, this pizza oven is quite lightweight; if you want to take your pizza oven on the road, there are better solutions available.
- Compact Great Looks
- May not exceed 400 degrees Expensive
Pizzacraft PizzaQue Outdoor Pizza Oven
Fantastic countertop pizza oven, the Pizzacraft PizzaQue is ideal for last-minute family pizza get-togethers. There are no problems with heat distribution, and operation is via a typical 20-pound propane tank. Although this gas pizza oven is tiny and designed to cook just one pizza at a time, if you aren’t preparing for a large crowd, it is the greatest pizza oven available. You should run a few test batches in order to determine the optimal method for getting the ideal pie, just as with any other pizza oven. You will undoubtedly adore PizzaQue once you get it down, though.
The PizzaQue may take some construction, but don’t let that stop you from using this pizza oven to its full potential.
- Gets very hot
- Just takes propane, little