5 Best Pizza Ovens

5 Best Pizza Ovens

We’ve created this handy review to look at the 5 best pizza ovens of 2020 to help you choose one.

Creating a restaurant quality pizza at home has become so much easier ever since you could buy your very own pizza oven. The home pizza oven market has improved considerably in recent years with a whole variety of different shapes and sizes available to suit a variety of different budgets.

With the right oven and a little know-how, you can create quick-cooked, beautifully tasting pizzas but how do you pick the right one?

Which pizza oven should I buy?

The first thing to do is to take a long hard look at your budget. With so many different pizza ovens available, setting an affordable and realistic budget will help you narrow your search down considerably.

Next, you should think about where you are going to put your pizza oven. If you have a small garden, deck or patio then you may want to think about buying a portable pizza oven. Portable pizza ovens can easily be stored, provide good cooking results, and are fairly simple and quick to use.

If you have a larger space then you may want to opt for a larger freestanding pizza oven. As they are larger, they generally have a greater capacity but if you plan to leave them outside, just remember to buy a good quality protective cover.

What is the best pizza oven?

You can read the full review of each pizza oven below but in our opinion the best pizza oven is the Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven. There are a number of reasons why we think it’s the best pizza oven and we’ve listed some of them below.

Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven Key Features

  • Reaches up to 500°C
  • Cooks stone-baked, perfect pizza in 60 seconds
  • Cooks epic 16” pizza with an authentic stone-baked base
  • Durable, ceramic fiber-insulated, powder-coated steel shell for superior heat retention and weather resistance
  • Runs on propane gas
  • Ready to cook in just 20 minutes from lighting

10 Best Pizza Ovens

Below we’ve listed the pizza ovens we’ve reviewed, followed by the full reviews of our 5 Best Pizza Ovens of 2020.

1) Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven
2) Ooni Pro Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven
3) ROCCBOX by Gozney
4) BURNHARD Nero Pizza Oven
5) BLAZE BOX Pizza Oven

1) Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven

Ooni Koda 16 Gas-Powered Pizza Oven

If you’ve already started researching pizza ovens then you won’t be surprised to find an Ooni pizza oven in our top 5. Ooni is one of the best pizza oven manufacturers on the market today with a whole range of different models to suit a variety of needs and budgets.

The Ooni Koda 16 is our favourite for a number of reasons. Firstly it’s incredibly easy to use and is both well designed and modern looking with a sleek powder-coated steel outer.

Powered by gas the Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven is designed to create beautifully tasting pizzas in only 60 seconds. With a warm-up time of just 20 minutes, you will easily and quickly be able to produce crisp bottomed pizzas in just a minute. In addition, unlike wood-fired pizza ovens, the Koda 16 has a variable heat control which allows you to reduce or increase the heat at the turn of a knob.

One of the main advantage of the Koda over cheaper alternatives is its shell. Not only will it retain the heat to ensure pizzas are cooked perfectly but the shell also stays cool preventing the possibility of you burnung yourself even when the oven is up to full heat.

Main features

  • Reaches temperatures up to 500 degrees Celcius
  • Warm up time of 20 minutes
  • Cooks pizza in 60 seconds
  • Stylish design

Pizza ovem dimensions

The external dimensions of the Ooni Koda 16 is 63.4 x 58.9 x 35cm.

Pizza oven weight

The Ooni Koda 16 is 18.2kg in weight.

Maximum heating temperature

The maximum heating temperature is 500 degrees Celcius.

Current Price

2) Ooni Pro Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven

Ooni Pro Multi-Fuel Outdoor Pizza Oven

Yes, that’s right another Ooni pizza oven in our top 5 but the Ooni Pro is there for a whole different reason to the Koda 16. The Ooni Pro is the first pizza oven to be able to run on 4 different fuels making it a very special piece of cooking equipment.

Not only with the Pro run on gas but you can also burn wood, charcoal and wood pellets in this fantastic piece of technology. All you need to do is to change the burner units in the pizza oven depending upon the fuel type you wish to use.

The Ooni Pro comes as standard with the wood and charcoal burner and the gas burner will cost a little extra but having the versatility ensures you have the best of both worlds. Lighting the Pro is easy and it reaches 500 degrees Celcius in under 20 minutes. As with the Koda 16, the Pro will cook perfect pizzas in just 60 seconds.

The other major benefit of the Pro is that its large size means that you can easily cook other food such as beef, lamb, chicken, fish, vegetables, and even bread. The final impressive feature of the Ooni Pro is its double door system. The first door opens widely to allow you to put larger food items inside whilst the pizza letterbox door allows you to put pizzas in and out whilst retaining more heat inside.

Main Features

  • Warm up time of 20 minutes
  • Multifuel allows a variety of fuels
  • Cook pizza and a range of other foods
  • Cooks pizza in 60 seconds
  • Stylish design

Pizza ovem dimensions

The external dimensions of the Ooni Pro is 74 x 49 x 79cm.

Pizza oven weight

The Ooni Pro is 22kg in weight.

Maximum heating temperature

The maximum heating temperature is 500 degrees Celcius.

Current Price

3) ROCCBOX by Gozney

ROCCBOX Pizza Oven

Roccbox by Gozney is a very versatile pizza oven because you can use both wood pellets and gas to cook your pizzas.

The Roccbox is quite unique as with a simple twist you can switch the burner on it allowing you to change between gas and wood. This dual heating option is great because you will always have the option of real wood-fired pizza along with the speed and convenience of a gas oven.

Reaching temperatures up to 500 degrees, the Roccbox can cook pizzas in around 60 seconds and the pizza it produces is both crispy and tasty.

Unlike many other pizza ovens, the Roccbox is portable. Although it is quite hefty, the foldable legs and handy carry straps will make moving it during winter much, much easier.

Main Features

  • Portable pizza oven with easy-read heat gauge
  • Cooks pizzas in just 60 seconds
  • Choice fuels with easy switching
  • Cool touch outer
  • Perfect pizzas every time

Pizza ovem dimensions

The external dimensions of the ROCCBOX by Gozney is 57.5x45x51 cm.

Pizza oven weight

The ROCCBOX by Gozney is 28.58kg in weight.

Maximum heating temperature

The maximum heating temperature is 500 degrees Celcius.

Current Price

4) Bunrhard Nero Pizza Oven

BURNHARD Pizza Oven

The Burnhard Nero pizza oven is a really stylish looking wood-fired pizza oven that doesn’t take a long time to heat up. Unlike some other wood-fired pizza ovens, the Nero will have you ready to cook in as little as 10 minutes.

Rated as one of the best pizza ovens on Amazon, the Burnhard Nero offer a variety of clever design techniques that make cooking pizza so much easier. The pizza stone holds heat perfectly whist the stainless steel outer is well insulated to ensure temperatures are maintained. In addition to this, the pizza oven features a removable firebox and a refill chute both of which allow you to easily add more fuel to the fire

Although your cooked pizza will take a little longer to cook in the Nero compared to other models, its easy to cook beautifully crispy pizzas in just 5 minutes.

Main Features

  • Less than 10 minutes to reach 500 degrees
  • Stylish looking stainless steel outer
  • Handy refill chute and fuel box
  • Can burn wood or pellets

Pizza ovem dimensions

The external dimensions of the BURNHARD Nero is 40 x 81 x 83 cm.

Pizza oven weight

The BURNHARD Nero is 15kg in weight.

Maximum heating temperature

The maximum heating temperature is 500 degrees Celcius.

Current Price

5) BLAZE BOX Pizza Oven

Blaze Box Pizza Oven

The Blaze Box Pizza Oven is the smallest and most portable of all our choices. If you are just starting off on your pizza oven journey and don’t want to spend a lot of money then this small and handy pizza oven if for you.

Not only is the Blaze Box great for pizza, but it can also be used to bake bread, veg, and various meats. Extremely quick to heat this handy pizza oven sits on top of your BBQ or gas grill to use convective, radiant, and conductive heat to rapidly increase the temperature of the cooking area. Having this type of pizza oven means that you can try cooking pizzas before you opt for a more expensive model.

The handy temperature gauge will tell you exactly how hot it is allowing you to easily pop in your pizza. Perfect for parties and family gatherings, the Blaze Box pizza oven even has carry handles, making transportation easy.

Main Features

  • The temperature gauge shows when the pizza box is ready to be used
  • Cheaper than other models
  • Sits on top of your BBQ or gas grill
  • Light and portable
  • Great to see if you like cooking your own pizza

Pizza ovem dimensions

The external dimensions of the Blaze Box is 37.5 x 29 x 13 cm.

Pizza oven weight

The Blaze Box is 3kg in weight.

Maximum heating temperature

The maximum heating temperature is 450 degrees Celcius.

Current Price

Best Pizza Oven Buyers Guide

If you’re wondering what you should look for when buying a pizza oven then read on. We’ve put together a handy guide below, covering the main points you need to look so you get the best pizza oven to meet your needs.

In the guide below we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Pizza oven fuels
  • Heating times
  • Check the weight
  • Where to put your pizza oven?
  • Pizza oven care and maintenance

Pizza oven fuels

Although pizzas were traditionally cooked in wood-fired ovens, times and technology have changed somewhat. Now you’ll find a whole range of pizza ovens that run on a variety of different fuels. Pizza ovens can use either one or a combination of fuels including gas, wood, wood pellets or charcoal.

Each fuel has its own distinct benefits. Wood-fired pizza ovens are popular because of the distinct smokey flavour that the oven gives to the pizza. Meanwhile gas is popular due to the fact they are easy to light, heat up quickly and require no and no cleaning after use.

Heating times

Heating times are affected by not only the fuel type but also the size of your pizza oven. Smaller pizza ovens will take less time to heat up than larger alternatives Also wood-fired pizza ovens can take anywhere from 10 minutes upwards to heat up whilst gas ones are somewhat quicker at under 10 minutes.

Cooking times again will vary greatly from oven to oven. Some gas pizza ovens and expensive wood-fired pizza ovens, once up to temperature can cook a pizza in as little at 60 seconds. Others can take a lot longer to cook your pizza so this should also be a factor to consider when making your decision.

Pizza oven weight

One of the most overlooked things when buying a pizza oven is their weight. Depending on whether you plan to have a fixed location for your pizza oven, the weight can be a very important factor. Many larger ovens can be very heavy and also very tricky to manoeuvre around your garden. This is particularly relevant if you have a terraced garden as the last thing you want to be doing before using your pizza oven is humping it up and down steps.

We’d always recommend checking the pizza oven weight before you buy it. If you’re buying a smaller pizza oven or portable oven it won’t be as important but make sure that if you need to move it, you’ll be able to do so with ease.

Where to put your pizza oven

Where you put your pizza oven is something you need to consider before you buy one. First of all look at the space, you have in your garden and the size of the oven. There’s no point buying a huge pizza oven which then completely dominates and looks massively out of place in the location you’ve chosen. As pizzas cook very quickly, going for the biggest pizza oven is not always the best idea.

The actual space you choose will ideally be somewhere that is relatively sheltered from strong winds, large enough to accommodate your pizza oven, and as flat as possible as you don’t want it to be uneven. You’ll also need to ensure it’s on a heatproof surface as the outside of most pizza ovens can get extremely hot.

Pizza oven care and maintenance

Pizza oven care and maintenance is fairly simple and straightforward. Wood-fired pizza ovens should be brushed and cleaned out after each use whilst gas pizza ovens need to be wiped down with a damp cloth and gently brushed should there be any food remains left inside.

If your pizza oven has a flue to need to regularly check for any blockages or debris and clean if needed and finally you should buy a protective cover for your pizza oven if you plan to leave it outside. A quality cover will ensure your pizza oven is protected from the elements and ensure it lasts longer.

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