There's nothing tastier than a fresh, made-from-scratch. But to make the best possible pizza at home, it helps to have the right -- a high-quality pizza oven, for starters.
Top products in this article:
Best portable pizza oven value: Ooni Fyra 12 wood-pellet pizza oven, $349
Best large portable pizza oven value: Ooni Koda 16 gas-powered pizza oven, $599
Best Ooni alternative: Green Mountain Grill wood-fired pizza oven, $149
Sure, pizza from a standard oven is nice, but for a restaurant-quality pizza pie, temperatures of 700 degrees Fahrenheit and higher are required. And a regular oven won't impart the unique taste of wood-fired pizza oven to your favorite pizza recipe.
And that's where Ooni comes in. The trendy outdoor pizza oven company manufactures a range of gas- and wood-heated ovens. Some are so portable you can bring them along with you on a camping trip or beach day. And once they're at temperature, these specialty ovens can fully bake a pizza in as little as 60 seconds.
Ooni isn't the only pizza oven maker in the game, though. Below, you'll find the best portable, high-temperature pizza ovens from Ooni, Roccbox and Green Mountain Grill. These top-rated pizza makers can fire up restaurant-quality pizza no matter where you are outside.
The best outdoor pizza ovens
These are the best pizza ovens according to reviewers and pizza enthusiasts.
Ooni Fyra 12 wood-pellet pizza oven
Get authentic wood-fired flavor with this wood pellet Ooni pizza oven. It reaches temperatures of up to 950 degrees, creating stone-baked, 12-inch pizzas in as little as 60 seconds (though it takes about 15 minutes to warm up). And at just 22 pounds, it's highly portable.
The Ooni Fyra 12 wood-pellet pizza oven is also available on Amazon.
Ooni Koda 16 gas-powered pizza oven
Like the Ooni Fyra, the Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven reaches temperatures of up to 950 degrees and can cook stone-baked pizzas in only 60 seconds (it takes about 20 minutes to warm up). It makes the largest pizzas of all the options here, however -- up to 16 inches. This outdoor pizza oven has an L-shaped flame, so you only need to turn your pizza once.
Green Mountain Grill wood-fired pizza oven
This rustic-looking pizza oven includes a pizza stone. It's priced much more affordably than the Ooni models above.
"I was able to get the stone temp to 700 (degrees) in the center of the stone within 20 minutes. It stayed within 50 degrees the entire time we cooked 5 different pizzas. Honestly, was looking hard at the Ooni and Roccbox, but saw this mentioned on a Rectec forum and gave it a try, glad I did it saved me a lot of money," commented an Amazon customer who purchased the Green Mountain Grill wood-fired pizza oven.
Roccbox Gozney portable outdoor pizza oven
Roccbox's portable pizza oven can reach up to 932-degrees. The company claims that the outdoor oven can make the perfect homemade pizza in about 60 seconds. The device can be fueled with wood or gas. It features an in-built thermometer and retractable legs.
"This little oven has revolutionized my pizza making," wrote an Amazon customer who purchased and reviewed the Roccbox pizza oven. "I was producing really great pizza with a baking steel in my electric oven, but with the Roccbox I now produce a better looking pizza and better tasting. Even used it for a catering gig and it performed flawlessly to make 41 pizzas."
More great pizza ovens to consider
If you're not the, these top-rated pizza ovens were made to be used and enjoyed from the comfort of your kitchen. Below, you'll find great pizza ovens from Betty Crocker, Presto and Breville that fit into a wide range of budgets.
Betty Crocker pizza maker
This affordable option won't reach the high temperatures of a wood-fired pizza oven, but it will bake a 12-inch pizza without a traditional oven. You can put fresh dough or even frozen pizza into it.
Breville Pizzaiolo smart pizza oven
This countertop oven can hit up to 750 degrees and cook a wood fired-style pizza in two minutes. It replicates the type of heat generated by a brick oven, as well as the ideal baking environment for seven types of pizza pies, including New York, pan, thin-crust and frozen pizzas.
Presto Pizzazz Plus rotating oven
This non-stick countertop pizza oven has a rotating tray that ensures even baking. It cooks from both the top and bottom, and features a timer that automatically turns the oven off when your 12-inch pizza is ready. It won't reach extremely high temps, but it's a fun way of watching pizza cook and a good alternative for a regular oven.
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