The Best 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 our top picks that can be used indoors or out, ensuring you get to enjoy that cooked-to-brick-oven-perfection flavor.
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.
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.
This duel-fueled portable pizza oven will help you cook restaurant-quality pizza at home. You can either use the included gas burner or purchase a detachable wood burner to get the flavor of wood for an unrivaled pizza-making experience. The oven reaches 950 degrees in minutes, while the Roccbox's silicone exterior jacket makes it family-friendly and safe to the touch. We also love that it features retractable legs, a detachable burner and a built-in thermometer for ultimate portability.
With the signature Solo Stove design, this backyard pizza oven delivers on quality and performance. Like the Roccbox, the Pi features dual fuel capability so you can switch from gas to wood-fired without hassle. (The Pi defaults to wood-only and is more expensive when you add the gas burner.) The intuitive design makes it easy to use for beginners and experts alike. The Pi is optimized for heat distribution and minimal heat loss, giving you the perfect pizza every time.
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 $250. 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).
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.
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.
Ooni's first fully electric portable pizza oven can reach 850 degrees Fahrenheit after just 20 minutes of preheating, cooking Neapolitan-style pies in as little as 90 seconds. The oven features adjustable dials to control top and bottom heating elements, along with a built-in timer, temperature control and Boost mode, so you can make your pizza exactly the way you like it. The generous 13-inch cooking area sits behind a heat-retaining triple-paned borosilicate glass door, while integrated handles and a lightweight design make for easy portability to any indoor or covered outdoor space.
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 cleanup.
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.
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.
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.