10 Best Indoor and Outdoor Pizza Ovens for Every Budget
Take a break from the frozen stuff, and treat yourself to gourmet pizza made in a quality oven.
No disrespect to the frozen pizza in my fridge, but two weeks ago, while watching a popular TV show set in Philadelphia, it suddenly hit me that I miss good pizza. I'm talking about that ooey-gooey kind with a crispy, golden crust, bubbles of cheese and herby red sauce that simply cannot come from a box. So, when the hosts of the TV show presented the hero with a pizza oven to make specialty pies at home, I knew I had to look into buying one.
As it turns out, there are a ton of quality pizza ovens for every style and budget out there. Here are my top 10 picks that can be used indoors or out, ensuring you get to enjoy that cooked-to-brick-oven-perfection flavor.
Pizza Ovens Under $100
There's a lot to love about this little electric pizza maker: It's affordable, it's compact and it's capable of making everything from fresh pizzas to frozen quesadillas, snack bagels, dessert pies, etc. A nonstick interior makes it easy to get that golden crust you crave and allows for easy clean-up.
Prepare to impress the whole family, because this Presto Pizzazz Pizza Oven offers both dinner and a show. Fit for fresh and frozen pizzas alike, this clever kitchen gadget features a continually rotating tray that heats and bakes pizzas evenly. What's more, it's also suitable for frozen foods like nuggets, egg rolls and quesadillas, so you can trust that you'll get plenty of use out of it.
Pizza Ovens Under $200
When those late-night pizza cravings hit, you'll be so glad that you picked up this countertop pizza oven. Not only is it affordable (and super cute), but it's also convenient and allows you to make brick-oven-style pizzas in just 10 minutes. And, because it features three distinct settings for crusts in addition to dual-heating units, you'll always have your pie exactly the way you like it.
So, you want pizzeria-style pies without paying for a top-of-the-line oven? No problem. Just snag this clever kit, and you can easily convert your charcoal kettle grill into a working pizza oven for less than $200. With your purchase, you'll not only receive the stainless steel chamber with a thermometer but also a cordierite pizza stone, a pizza pan and a pizza peel (just like the pros use).
Pizza Ovens Under $300
Get that wood-fired, stone-baked flavor with this Ooni Fyra Portable Pizza Oven. Though small, the mighty machine heats to 932 degrees and boasts a fully insulated door plus a thick baking stone for maximum heat retention. And, for added convenience, it also comes with a removable chimney.
Nothing beats those legendary brick oven-style pizzas in Italy. But this Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven certainly gets close to the real thing, what with its double-walled construction, special burners and ceramic pizza stone that crisp crust to golden perfection.
Get a little more mileage out of your gas grill with the help of this clever attachment from KettlePizza. Designed to sit on top of your grill's grates, the sleek Gas Pro essentially creates a cooking chamber that heats and crisps pizza just like a conventional oven. For $300, you'll receive the tool, plus a pizza stone and an aluminum peel with a maple handle.
Pizza Ovens Under $500
Pizza party in the backyard? With this portable, propane-fueled pizza oven, anything is possible. Inside the central chamber, which reaches up to 700 degrees, two cordierite stones ensure that your pie cooks quickly and evenly. And although the unit might seem unassuming at first glance, it not only preheats in 10 minutes but also bakes pies in five minutes flat, which is perfect if you're feeding a family.
If you'd rather skip the personal pizzas in favor of something the whole family can share, try working with this Ooni Koda. This portable, outdoor pizza oven was made to bake 16-inch pies and even boasts a gas-ignition switch that makes it easy to turn on the heat. The oven can also reach 932 degrees in 25 minutes and cooks authentic wood-fired-tasting pizza in about 60 seconds.
Pizza Ovens Under $1,000
Whether you're living in a small studio or a large single-family home, you can now fit an artisan pizzeria in your kitchen — all thanks to this Breville Smart Oven. This luxury, countertop appliance is capable of reaching up to 750 degrees and replicates the same three types of heat that you'd get with a brick oven.